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Senior Project Controller- Kiewit Industrial Group


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 148723 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial Group 

Department: Business Management 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Senior Project Controller, you will support multiple projects ranging from $1 million to $4 billion in accounting and finance related functions. In many cases, Sr. Project Controllers are directly assigned to our largest ($200M+) and most important projects, serving as the CFO and trusted advisor to Operations Managers and Executive Management. The primary focus of this position includes:  managing and developing careers of business team members, establishing trust and credibility with upper level management, and providing meaningful insight and accurate analysis to those same managers for decision making purposes. The Sr. Project Controller position also requires strong leadership skills, relentless ambition for continuous improvement, and polished technical and soft skills.

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 Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering consulting and design firm serving a broad range of the industrial markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,700 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the industrial, transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Our operations-focused engineering provides our clients with safe and efficient facilities, and it integrates our 130 years of construction experience to finish projects on time and to make sure that Nobody Gets Hurt. 


Our rapidly growing Industrial Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, geotechnical, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on EPC and design-build delivery of industrial projects in markets such as Food & Beverage, Mineral Processing, Renewable Fuels, Pulp and Paper, Steel & Aluminum, Industrial Buildings, and Industrial Energy, Water and Utilities. 


This position will be based out of Lenexa, KS.


•    Analyzes and effectively communicates financial results of the project to upper level management
•    Earns trust, credibility, and buy in of processes from Operations team to create better cohesion and clear communication within the organization
•    Understands financial reporting - including the upstream effects of reporting to other areas of the organization
•    Manages the division of responsibilities and communication between various project & home office departments
•    Drives continuous improvement throughout the organization and is a proponent for positive change
•    Effectively utilizes the right data, reports, and tools for risk analysis and benchmarking
•    Reviews all project and estimate cash flows, contract terms, and change orders in detail for financial risks and opportunities
•    Recognizes when and who to escalate specific conversations/issues
•    Understands, substantiates, and reconciles all financial reports monthly and annually
•    Creates an inviting workplace that motivates and challenges each team member to achieve career goals and strive for opportunities
•    Understands the needs of the organization, aims to bring in high quality talent, and continually develops team members through critical conversations and performance reviews
•    Monitors results of new processes, trouble-shoots failures and issues, and presents solutions to unsolicited problems


•    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, and/or an equivalent degree is required
•    A minimum of 5 years of financial/data analysis or public accounting experience
•    Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
•    Effective communication (both oral and written), organization, and interpersonal skills
•    Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills
•    Ability to balance multiple tasks and responsibilities
•    High level of professionalism and standards
•    Managerial experience
•    Must be able to freely access all parts of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments
•    Travel and/or relocation may be required for this position (up to 20%)
•    Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future 


•    CPA, MBA, or public accounting experience preferred
•    Knowledge of or familiarity with principal field business management systems: SAP
•    Proven track record of successfully developing or managing a team


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 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.

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