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Project Manager- Kiewit Technology Group

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 122693 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Information Technology 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As the Kiewit Technology Group (KTG) Project Manager, your will be responsible for the management of projects and coordination with peers to achieve program level success.  While some of the work for this team is conducted in a waterfall manner, the volume of work in the space necessitates the use of Agile values and principles within the project teams to ensure proper prioritization and execution of work.  The Project Manager facilitates a variety of meetings, workshops, and ceremonies in support of all types of work for the team. Additionally, they are responsible for the accurate and timely upkeep of data related to the team’s performance including project schedules, resource plans, and risks/issues and financial summaries that define and report progress toward cost savings and program success.  The Project Manager fosters the team’s self-organization and does anything possible to help the team realize the goals of their product roadmap and perform at the highest level. 
 
At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative. We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too. 

District Overview

Kiewit Technology Group’s (KTG) mission is to deliver project schedule and cost certainty by employing technology designed by and for the construction industry. Our team deploys apps to the field that increase profitability by maximizing the way we use our people and resources in daily operations. KTG uses the Kiewit Management System (KMS), which includes systems and tools that manage every part of Kiewit’s business and lifecycle of a project, to improve planning and day-to-day execution in the field by giving our people real-time data to make faster, smarter decisions. Every day our employees make an impact the efficiency of the iconic projects Kiewit builds and you can too.

Location

This position will be based out of Lenexa, KS office at 8880 Penrose Ln.   

Responsibilities

  • Oversee multiple concurrent complex projects
  • Drive establishment of, and enforce, team ground rules and cultural norms
  • Enable collaboration across all roles and functions
  • Ensure the team is fully functional and productive
  • Protect the team by identifying and removing or escalating any distractions, impediments or roadblocks
  • Review action items / next steps and hold the team accountable for follow-through.  Rigorously manage scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time
  • Stay focused on delivery and quality by encouraging teamwork, transparency, and collaboration, minimizing silos and blind hand-offs
  • Manage budget estimates, actual cost, and remaining work forecast/cost evaluations, applicable to the project(s), with the ability to speak to the details and escalate any risks with the project sponsor and stakeholders
  • Develop and manage the detailed project and release plans, including all dependencies, resource constraints, associated timelines, gate checks, reviews, and reporting
  • Manage interactions with all project participants and stakeholders to ensure an effective transition of reusable project-related documentation and results into production/operations ownership
  • Identify and mitigate risks as they occur elevating them to management, as appropriate, in a timely manner
  • Creatively facilitate retrospectives to elicit ideas and improvements#LI-GF1

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as software development Project Manager, Scrum Master, Program Manager or a related information management / technology role
  • Experience with various project management methodologies (waterfall, Agile, SCRUM, Kanban, etc.)
  • Must be able to communicate well with teams. Strong verbal and written communication skills, with proven ability to present information both to technical and non-technical customers/stakeholders, in appropriate media and form. 
  • Able to use Project Management / Agile methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, while adhering to high quality standards and meeting customer expectations.
  • Able to effectively manage procurement of software, software development and hardware as required by the project.
  • Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
  • Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics (burndown metrics, velocity)
  • Understand backlog tracking and task definition
  • Familiarity with techniques such as user story mapping, personas and persona mapping, visual management and information radiators
  • Ability to navigate complex release management environments and effective at planning and coordinating software releases at various intervals (monthly, adhoc)
  • Familiarity with Agile tools/products, such as Azure DevOps, JIRA, Confluence, Clarity, etc. is a plus
  • Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) is a plus

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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