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Project Manager - Specialty Foundations- Kiewit Foundations Co.


Los Angeles, CA, US Remote, US SantaFe Springs, CA, US Boston, MA, US Portland, OR, US Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US Washington, DC, US San Bernardino, CA, US Sacramento, CA, US New York, NY, US Omaha, NE, US Riverside, CA, US Seattle, WA, US Federal Way, WA, US

Requisition ID: 119179 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Do you want to work for an industry leader? Kiewit Foundations Co. is seeking project managers responsible for the successful acquisition and execution of our projects.  The primary duties of a project manager will focus on leadership, estimating, contract negotiation, scheduling, cost management and forecasting, client relations, design coordination, planning, and change management. A strong technical and practical background in specialty foundations and geotechnical construction is required. Also, excellent communication and an ability to work well in a team environment are considered critical to this position. The project manager will work with senior managers, estimators, schedulers and other construction professionals across Kiewit’s divisions and other construction and engineering firms. The project manager is responsible for on-site project operations and management. Larger and/or complex projects may require full-time on-site management while smaller, less complex projects allow for project manager to travel to/from the project as needed. Frequent travel is expected. #LI-GF1   #LI- GF1


District Overview

Kiewit Foundations Co. is a full-service geotechnical foundation contractor operating across North America. Our experience and expertise cover a wide range of specialty foundation construction for both structural and ground improvement solutions. We operate in the transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, industrial, and oil, gas, and chemical markets.  As part of Kiewit we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides wholistic solutions to the industry that are unmatched. 
Our rapidly growing foundations business, which includes drilled shafts, micro pile, driven pile, augercast-in-place pile, full displacement pile, soil mixing, support of excavation, anchors, tie-backs, stone columns, and other geotechnical solutions is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit focused on delivering differentiated solutions.  
We are an innovative team that works on both Kiewit projects and with other general contractors across all our markets.  Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s engineering group comprised of more than 60 geotechnical engineers as well as premier external geotechnical engineering firms to deliver safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence. 
Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re supporting Kiewit or other general contractors to bore tunnels through mountains, turn rivers into energy, build bridges that connect communities, or develop facilities that power and fuel our world, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from below ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else. 
On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do 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, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success. 


Kiewit Foundations Co. has its headquarters in Omaha, NE and operates across North America via regional locations This position is will be assigned to a region within the US and will focus on projects within those regions.  One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs. 


  • Manage and direct estimating teams through tendering and proposal stage
  • Manage and direct project construction teams by providing communication, coordination and follow-up to meet project goals and objectives; ensure project scope or work, schedule and budget are clearly defined and understood
  • Establish project procedures consistent with contractual documents and quality plans for all engineering work; determine and oversee all project controls, schedules and budgets
  • Serve as project representative with client, constructor, subcontractors, and vendors at kick-off meetings, job walks, project review, and other meetings and correspondence
  • Coordinate training and compliance measures to ensure project procedures are followed
  • Identify and secure necessary approvals for all changes in project scope, budget and/or schedule
  • Maintain ongoing communication with client, making adjustments as necessary to comply with client needs within contractual obligations, or adjust project deliverables to meet client and Kiewit needs
  • Ensure all work products are consistent with industry standards and in accordance with good engineering practice and applicable codes, and in compliance with all pertinent legal codes and requirements
  • Provide ongoing training and mentoring to entry and midlevel engineers to promote employee development
  • Utilize extensive knowledge of basic engineering fundamentals and practices to track and budget progress with project milestones 
  • Strong on-site presence and leadership will be required as each project demands require


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or Construction Management from a four-year college or university
  • At least 7 years of related experience and/or training, specifically in the specialty foundation and/or geotechnical construction industry
  • Experience working in a team setting and directing/reviewing the work of others
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • The physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions
  • Ability and desire to travel to project sites
  • Professional Engineer License preferred but not essential
  • Strong all-around knowledge of geotechnical engineering, ground improvement techniques, structural deep foundation methods, and support of excavation (SOE) operations

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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