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Project Welding Manager - Kiewit Nuclear Solutions


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 167186 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Nuclear Solutions 

Department: Quality 

Market: Nuclear 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Located on a project, the Project Welding Manager (PWM) supports the Quality Manager with all aspects of the implementation and management of the welding program on the project.  The PWM is involved in the planning, training, troubleshooting, and execution of all welding related operations.  The PWM will report to Quality Manager for project specific coordination as well as the Welding Services Group or district welding personnel for technical coordination and tracking. The PWM must possess thorough knowledge and understanding of the QA Manual, Project Quality Plan, as well as corporate and district Quality Standards as they affect welding operations. The PWM must also possess thorough knowledge and understanding of all relevant welding codes of construction, industry standard processes, procedures, practices, and contract/client specific requirements that affect the projects.  Relocation to project site locations required.

District Overview

Kiewit Nuclear Solutions 

Kiewit Nuclear Solutions. is a full-service engineering, project management, and construction provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the nuclear-related market from carbon-free, small modular reactors to Dept of Energy science, environmental and nuclear security mission capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the power utility, renewable energy, industrial, and infrastructure markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering excellence that provides wholistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.   

Our rapidly growing nuclear solutions business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities we live within and support. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft and staff with the best technology, processes, equipment, tools and safety programs available. 

We are 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, industrial, 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 core values of People, Integrity, Excellence, and Stewardship. 

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see, design and construct 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, joining Kiewit can bring a lifetime of personal success and satisfaction. 


This position will vary upon project needs. 


  • Manage the development and implementation of a contract-specific welding plan.
  • Develop site-specific welding standards, work instructions, training modules, welder expectations, metrics, and goals.
  • Provide hands-on craft training particularly with GMAW and FCAW welding processes as they apply to pipe welding.
  • Participate in planning activities for all welding operations.
  • Assist with detailed risk evaluation of welding operations.
  • Track welder production, analyze, forecast welding productivity, and provide welding corrective actions.   
  • Provide support to field staff to ensure productivity meets or exceeds expectations, without compromising the quality of the welds.
  • Manage and maintain the project welder continuity program to track welder continuity and performance. 
  • Evaluate consumables, equipment, and materials for best efficiency.
  • Troubleshoot issues and provide training to prevent them.
  • Manage and maintain the project filler metal control program
  • Train and mentor junior welding engineers and technicians.
  • As requested, manage ASME Code welding related activities.
  • Stay abreast of, promote, and manage state of the art and innovative welding techniques, special processes, and procedures.
  • Research technical welding matters and distribute reference material to support the project.
  • Assist in conducting Project Quality Audits focusing on welding and related functions
  • Promote and maintain effective communications and relations (verbally and in writing) with district management, the project management teams, and the engineer/client as required.


•    Ability to travel and relocate as needed 

•   Must have a four-year engineering, science, or technical college degree plus 7+ years of experience in a related construction field; 
    or an associate degree in engineering technology or science plus 9+ years of experience in a related construction field (at least three of these years in a quality position); 
    or a high school graduate or equivalent (GED) plus 10+ years of experience in a related construction field (at least five of these years in a quality position).  
•    Must have working knowledge of construction industry codes as applicable (ACI, AWS, ASME, NEC, etc.) as well as applicable certifications. 
•    Self-starter with advanced organizational, managerial and leadership skills.


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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