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Associate, Kiewit Development Company


Los Angeles, CA, US Irvine, CA, US

Requisition ID: 147564 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: DHO P3 Projects 

Department: Business Development & Proposals 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Associate will be located in the 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 across North America.  The role will have a strong focus on infrastructure, energy, industrial, P3 and other project finance opportunities.


As part of the development team, the Associate will work on a variety of opportunities across multiple sectors in the United States and Canada.

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 our Los Angeles, California location. 


  • 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
  • 2-3 years of experience in relevant field



  • 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. #LI-MD1

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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