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Vice President of Wind - Kiewit Power Delivery

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 116199 

Job Level: Executive 

Department: Executive 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The successful candidate will be responsible for strategic market direction, project development, sales campaigns, client relations, and contract negotiations to pursue and grow our Wind market in the U.S. The Business Line Manager has a dedicated focus to actively pursue and grow the market while ensuring organization execution and strategy for onshore Wind market. Manage operations through estimates, proposal, award, design, and start-up.  

 

He or She will develop and maintain trusting relationships with key client  and critical partner decision makers, stay abreast of client organizational and market changes, provide advice to design team of client needs and industry standards/requirements, and understand the business development opportunities with existing and potential clients. As such, the successful candidate will have responsibility for recommending market strategy and target opportunities; developing proposal strategy and participating in proposal and estimate preparation; provide insight and counsel for design parameters, ensure overall client satisfaction and relationship maintenance during project(s) lifecycle; keeping abreast of industry regulatory changes; and developing focused marketing approaches. The role is long-term market execution and client relationship. 

 

District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery (KPD) provides direct-hire construction services for Power Delivery Services utilizing organized and open shop labor force. Kiewit Power Delivery throughout North America currently consists of Transmission & Distribution, Wind and Solar Projects. All of Kiewit Power is committed to Kiewit’s “Nobody Gets Hurt” Philosophy.

Location

This position is based out of our Lenexa, KS location and require at least 50% travel; opportunties to work at Kiewit Denver, Houston or Omaha Hub location maybe an option.

Responsibilities

 

  • Develop a vision and strategic plan for the Wind Division of the Power business unit to lead and expand onshore Wind market
  • Provide oversight and be accountable for the Wind pursuits / projects, both on the get work and build work side and ensure business needs are valid and correctly prioritized
  • Serves as the primary client relationship manager, who builds long-term relationships with new and existing clients to generate new business opportunities.
  • Track business performance and project progress and be responsible for profit and losses of the division
  • Provide expertise for Wind initiative, selling and marketing the area throughout the organization
  • Oversee the whole project management process from approving project deliverables to initiating  project reviews and ensure risk are continuously assessed and mitigated
  • Provide contract review and coordination with legal department and executive management
  • Identify potential conflicts or issues and facilitate solutions to meet client’s needs
  • Establish structure of the organization then recruit, train, and manage the Wind team to ensure business needs are met
  • Oversight and Collaboration during the Preconstruction, Estimating, and proposal development process for new and existing business opportunities.
  • Build strong relationship with other Operational Leaders of the Power Delivery District and foster effective teamwork between leadership and staff
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders including the client, vendors, and subcontractors
  • Identify, assess, and inform the District of internal and external issues that affect the business
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization in community and industry activities to enhance the Wind community profile
  • Ensure safety and quality are prioritized throughout the division

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in engineering, construction, or business administration; Master's degree preferred
  • 15 + years of experience in the Wind industry with at least 10 yrs. wind experience in the U.S. market
  • 10+ years of prior experience serving as Project Manager, Design Manager, Director of Estimating, or Project Director of construction teams, where responsibilities include construction, engineering, estimating, contracts management, and client relations
  • Experience with setting up and executing self-perform work
  • Record of building and delivery of Wind programs
  • Extensive experience leading get work and build work teams for Wind projects
  • Experience managing Wind project valuing at $50M or more, including ownership of operations, project administration, client relations and all other scopes relative to large construction projects
  • P&L experience is a PLUS
  • Demonstrated establishing client relationship experience in the wind market
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
  • Strong work ethic and strategic leadership to get the job done right the first time
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives
  • Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail
  • Competent in the use of computer software applications used for project control and administration, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook
  • Ability to travel as business requires
  • Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future#LI-MD1

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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