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Project Controls Manager - Kiewit Power Delivery


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 158822 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Delivery 

Department: Project Controls Scheduling 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery (KPD) has an immediate opening for a dynamic Project Controls Engineer. You will be part of an innovative team that prides itself on excellence through continuous improvement and an unwavering commitment to deliver for our clients. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, mining, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence. 


ENR released its 2022 Top 400 Contractor rankings. Kiewit ranks No. 3, up one spot from last year's No. 4 ranking. 
•            No. 1 - Domestic Heavy
•            No. 1 - Petroleum
•            No. 1 - Transportation
•            No. 2 - Power
•            No. 4 - Working Abroad
•            No. 20 - Domestic Building / Manufacturing

District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery. is a full-service engineering and construction solutions provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the transmission and distribution market from high voltage overhead and underground transmission to distribution and automation design and construction capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the electric utility, renewable energy, industrial, and oil & gas markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry. 


Our rapidly growing power delivery business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities that we live. We have invested in industry leading design technology and platforms while also expanding our construction equipment fleet with the most advanced, and safest equipment on the market. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft with the best tooling and safety programs available. 


On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success. 


This position is based out of our Power District office located in Lenexa, KS.


•    Responsible for providing timely and accurate project controls reporting and communication to management for Transmission and Substation projects.  
•    Reporting includes quantity tracking, earned value schedule progress, cost vs budget, cost and schedule forecasting, and scope change throughout the project for construction, engineering, and start up.  
•    Utilizes Access, Microsoft Excel, Primavera, Power BI and InEight software. Develop primary construction schedules, maintain labor hour and quantity forecasts, and report variances per established deadlines using engineering and construction knowledge and experience. 
•    Analyze work progress and craft productivity reports. 
•    Oversee the development and maintenance of large, complex construction project or specific area schedules, including collecting actual man-hours and quantities installed, analyzing or assessing progress data supplied by others, and conducting visual inspection of project. 
•    Support supervision through development, preparation and maintenance of forecasts, schedules and Executive Management Summary Reports using knowledge of construction and engineering principles and concepts. 
•    Audits quantity tracking tools. 
•    Updates weekly/monthly progress reports. 
•    Perform critical path and time impact analysis to document current conditions and change management on the project.


•    Bachelor’s degree 
•    Three years’ experience as a Project Controls Manager or Scheduling Manager. Post bachelor’s experience (3 years with a Master’s or 5 years with a Bachelor’s) is required and must include: 

  • Cost Control: Preparing monthly cost reports & cost forecasts, including earned value analysis by Work Breakdown Structure, actual spent hours & cost, overall & detailed budget versus cost comparison, forecasted cost at project completion & identification of cost & schedule overrun risk. 
  • Scheduling: Preparing Primavera P6 resource loaded schedules, update activities, organize & coordinate interactive planning sessions. 
  • Estimating: Utilize estimating software to prepare engineering & construction estimates, including quantity take-off of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, structural & civil scope of work using Process & Instrumentation Diagrams, mechanical equipment lists, instrumentation lists, engineering drawings, material specifications & engineering specifications; Developing key performance indicators, statistics & compare baseline historical data with current data to study variances.
  • Startup and Commissioning: Developing the system turnover, startup & commissioning schedule, tracking & maintain progress of systems based on startup systems identified on process and instrumentation diagrams & project contract requirements. 

Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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