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Leave Administration Manager - Kiewit Human Resources


Omaha, NE, US Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 143700 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As our Leave Administration Manager, you will be responsible for managing Kiewit’s entire Leave Administration Program. This position falls within our 1HR Shared Services area where you have the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of individuals while focusing on overseeing the leave administration team and process.


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

HR Operations is an integral partner and service provider at Kiewit.  In recent years, we have gone from decentralized HR groups to a unified, shared service team, with various HR Centers of Excellence.  Our vision is to be a best-in-class international HR organization. 


This position is based out of Omaha, NE or Houston, TX. This is a shared service center in a professional office setting. 


  • Oversee leave administrators of employee programs inclusive of FMLA, CFRA, PFL and other leaves required by state and federal law inclusive of communicating with external agencies, Executive Office, payroll and supervisors regarding employee status
  • Administer and manage leave programs, including updating and improving internal systems
  • Research questions regarding leave policies
  • Ensure that forms are collected, recorded, and filed on time
  • Communicate with HR department and employees about leave program
  • Help resolve escalated concerns from employees their leaves to ensure quality of service
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of unemployment benefit and leave of absence regulations, and trends and make recommendations for changes when needed
  • Draft employee correspondence regularly
  • Manage relationships with third-party vendor and obtain service-level metrics regularly


  • 6+ years’ experience managing leaves or similar HR experience
  • Experience as a supervisor, team lead or manager
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required
  • Expert knowledge of federal and state regulations that pertain to leaves of absence, disability, and other employer-sponsored benefit programs
  • Limited travel may be required – less than 10% of the time
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, inclusive of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality when working with sensitive data
  • Basic math skills sufficient to calculate health and other general benefit invoices
  • Possess a high degree of accuracy to proof and verify the correctness of information
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders
  • Solid investigative and analytical skills sufficient to resolve problems and employee concerns
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other job site policies
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment, managing a variety of tasks simultaneously with efficiency, a large and diversified workload, and challenging situations
  • Ability to work normal working hours at their designated work location, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of management while simultaneously managing a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to present in front of a group
  • Ability to work productively and meet deadlines timely


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: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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