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Associate, Kiewit Development Company


Los Angeles, CA, US

Requisition ID: 168427 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Development Company  

Department: Business Development & Proposals 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Associate for KDC, will be located in the Downtown Los Angeles area and will be part of a geographically dispersed team with staff located across North America, working on all aspects of project origination, development, financing, and execution of development and project finance opportunities.  The role will have a strong focus on infrastructure, renewable energy, industrial, water, P3 and other project finance opportunities for private equity across multiple sectors in the United States and Canada.


The ideal candidate will possess the ability to thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment and have a passion for renewable energy and infrastructure.

ENR released its 2022 Top 400 Contractor rankings. Kiewit ranks No. 3! 
•            No. 1 - Domestic Heavy
•            No. 1 - Renewable 
•            No. 1 - Transportation
•            No. 2 - Power
•            No. 4 - Working Abroad
•            No. 20 - Domestic Building / Manufacturing

District Overview

Kiewit Development is the development, investment and asset management arm of Kiewit. Formed in 2009, Kiewit Development supports Kiewit’s design and construction activities with a dedicated team of project management, development, investment, finance and asset management professionals located across North America. We develop projects across North America in all markets and business segments in which Kiewit participates. We work closely with public and private clients to understand their needs and constraints and deliver comprehensive solutions that meet those needs. We support projects from start to finish with in-house expertise in areas including: market development, teaming, proposals, legal and commercial, financial and technical. In addition, we oversee the delivery of our assets during construction, commissioning and operations.


This position is based out of the Downtown Los Angeles area with flexible work schedule opportunity. Travels as business necessitates. 


  • Prepare internal and external documents including investment approvals, project briefs, internal and external presentations, RFI, RFQ and RFP response documents, etc.
  • Participate in and/or manage multiple work streams for project pursuits including management of external consultants
  • Develop project finance models to assess project feasibility and viability
  • Review complex third-party financial models used for evaluating and bidding opportunities on a range of project finance opportunities, including DBF, DBFOM and other alternative procurement projects
  • Review legal documentation and project finance related structures
  • Support project teams and group management in all other areas as required
  • Lead or support pre-qualification and qualification submissions for pursuits
  • Undertake general research on industry and project opportunities to identify and screen project opportunities
  • Represent the team and company at industry conferences, seminars, etc.


  • Undergraduate degree in business, engineering, or math or a general arts /science degree combined with post-graduate degree in business, law or strong applied experience
  • CPA or CFA designation beneficial but not required
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in infrastructure, renewable, energy, industrial and/or P3 project finance related 

Skills and Requirements

  • Strong written and spoken communication skills including presentation skills and development of professional quality printed materials
  • Experience with project finance and/or P3 projects considered beneficial but not critical if similar skills and experience have been developed in other related industries (i.e. corporate finance, corporate development, M&A, internal acquisitions group, etc.)
  • Ambitious and motivated team player willing to assume additional responsibilities 
  • Very detail oriented and ability to work and think independently     
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills including experience reviewing or building complex financial models in Microsoft excel
  • Strong qualitative presentation skills including experience preparing, reviewing and presenting materials in Microsoft PowerPoint and other similar presentation formats
  • Ability to review and interpret complex legal and financial agreements and summarize key issues (i.e. project agreements, power purchase agreements, purchase & sale agreements, finance term sheets, etc.)
  • Experience managing external consultants
  • Understanding of general accounting and taxation principles 
  • Excellent organizational and co-ordination skills with the ability to effectively manage time, priorities and multiple tasks
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with diverse internal stakeholder groups in a large corporate environment
  • Extended work hours and travel may be required 
  • Ability to travel freely between Canada and the U.S.

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.


Base Compensation: $100,000 - $125,000 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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