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Payroll Manager


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 163879 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Business Services 

Department: Business Management 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Are you ready to advance your career in 2023?  We are hiring a Payroll Manager to lead a large team that processes all of Kiewit employee payroll for the US and Canada.  This team works at a fast pace, in a high volume transactional environment, processing around 35,000 paychecks per week!  If you love a challenge, enjoy developing a team, and proactively seek to improve processes to achieve greater efficiency, this is the opportunity for you!  Work for one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With roots dating back to 1884, our employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  We will top revenues over $13 Billion this year and have around 30,000 employees, and had another successful year of growth.  We offer stability, a strong backlog of work, and a culture of innovation and employee development!  Join a thriving company and build a career with a company that values you!   


District Overview

Kiewit Business Services’ (KBS) shared-service model empowers you to solve real business problems, innovate new solutions and drive organizational change all while finding your path. KBS does this through open and accessible leadership, offering opportunities across teams and business services, committee involvement, and a focus on customer service and continuous improvement. Here, you’ll gain exposure to all aspects of the business, giving you valuable experience and more avenues to develop your skills and grow your career.


This position is based out of our Kiewit Business Center at 12720 I Street, Omaha, NE.  We do offer a hybrid work model.  


  • Responsible for hiring and developing a highly engaged team of Payroll Processing and Master Data Specialists/Analysts, Leads and Supervisors to provide efficient, high-quality support and outstanding customer service to all areas of the Kiewit organization.  Support payroll processing for Kiewit teams in the United States and Canada.  Must be able to hold team and others accountable for expected quality and accuracy within the payroll process.
  • Provide guidance, and coaching on development, and initiate disciplinary actions when necessary.  Provide feedback and encourage learning by team members; create growth opportunities for others, transfer knowledge to others and challenge them to develop their own solutions.
  • Articulate clear performance goals and provide frequent performance measurement feedback.
  • Establish priorities, allocate time to maximize benefits, and manage team resources to ensure the highest level of productivity and accuracy.
  • Develop and set a clear and compelling vision for the future, creatively consider alternative strategies to achieve future goals.  Ensure procedures and controls are followed. 
  • Pro-actively seek opportunities for continuous improvement within the department and act upon findings to initiate improvements, presenting ideas in a persuasive way to gain support.  
  • Provide excellent customer service to all internal and external Kiewit departments; understand Kiewit’s core business and promote a sense of urgency toward business critical issues.
  • Identify situations where activity is occurring outside of standard company policy and communicate these situations to the appropriate management level for follow up.


  • BS degree is required in Accounting, Finance, Business or related area.   Minimum of 5+ years of experience in payroll functions.  
  • Must have at least 3+ years of supervisory or management experience, preferably leading a team in Payroll, Accounts Payable, Business or related area, where there are highly transactional functions, high volume of work and fast paced organization.  
  • Experience delivering Payroll in SAP or similar system.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the following leadership skills:  emotional intelligence, effective verbal/written communication, coaching, problem solving, conflict resolution, delegation, talent management and team-building.
  • High level of initiative with commitment and ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment, while still maintaining high quality standard.
  • Demonstrated experience with performance management, coaching and development of a team, enabling them to achieve their best and to contribute to the overall success of the organization.  
  • Experience with continuous improvement initiatives with the ability to research issues, act upon findings to initiate improvements, presenting ideas to other members of the organization to gain support. 
  • Ability to make decisions and plans based on the vision, direction and long-term strategy of the organization, as well as experience in implementing strategies and of defining and establishing procedures.


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.

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: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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