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Payroll Supervisor - Kiewit Business Services


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 119859 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Shared Services 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As the Payroll Supervisor, you will manage the functions associated with U.S. and Canada payroll master data for the company, including pay additions, overpayments, international employees, and year-end payroll taxes.  You will contribute to the implementation of best practices, process improvement, and manage business deadlines while displaying discretion and confidentiality in your everyday interactions.


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

Kiewit Business Services (KBS) is a cross-functional shared service organization that provides the business units with customer-specific services focused on cost and business value.   Our services include non-core, yet essential, functions of our businesses including accounts payable, accounts receivable, change control, human capital management, payroll, project initiation, compliance and continuous improvement.


This position is based out of our Kiewit Business Center at 12720 I Street. This is a shared service center in a professional office setting. 


  • Supervises a team of analysts, specialists and a lead, which will include training, mentoring, process improvement and providing guidance with technical and personnel issues 
  • Maintain and ensure the integrity and confidentiality of all employee personnel files and payroll records 
  • Provide feedback and encourage learning by team members; create growth opportunities for others, transfers knowledge to others and challenges them to develop their own solutions 
  • Articulate clear performance goals and provide frequent performance measurement feedback 
  • Establish priorities, allocate time to maximize benefits, manage team resources to ensure the highest level of productivity and accuracy 
  • Make clear assignments to team; empower others by extending responsibility and authority; provide timely feedback and follow-up 
  • Hold team and others accountable for expected quality and accuracy within the payroll reporting process;  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; understands Kiewit’s core business and promote a sense of urgency toward business critical issues 
  • Develop action plans with timelines in order to implement strategy; involve others in the process; incorporate best ideas into plan and gain buy-in through effective communication  
  • Responsible for leading day-to-day operations of the department for team members and customers;  organize, distribute and monitor work to meet business deadlines 
  • Fill in for the manager as needed and prepare work schedules to ensure appropriate coverage 
  • Performs month-end and quarter-end GL account reviews 
  • Responsible for coordinating external and internal audits 
  • Performs weekly internal audits and quality control reviews 
  • Assist in monitoring workload and evaluation of direct reports; conduct annual reviews and assist with employee development plans 
  • Escalate potential service issues to Payroll manager 
  • Provides managerial responsibilities and assistance during Payroll nights 
  • Participate in interview process for new hires into Payroll roles 
  • Support and participate in collaboration activities to promote and implement continuous process improvement 
  • Other job related tasks as needed or assigned 


  • 3+ years of supervisory experience 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications 
  • Leadership skills: emotional intelligence, effective communication, coaching, problem solving, conflict resolution, delegation, talent management and team-building 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with proven ability to present information accurately, concisely and in a professional manner 
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail and follow through to resolve any outstanding issues 
  • High level of initiative with commitment and ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines while still maintaining high-quality standard 
  • Ability to anticipate and identify the root cause of problems, seek and consider alternative solutions, collaborate with others as needed to gain support and implement lasting change  
  • Ability to motivate and coach individuals to develop their skills, enabling them to achieve their best and to contribute to the overall success of the team and KBS 
  • Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment while paying significant attention to detail  
  • Ability to research, recommend and implement process improvements and enhancements to create efficiencies and effectiveness  
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of personnel while simultaneously managing a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to connect and build relationships with others inside and outside the organization and develop highly effective teams and alliances 
  • Ability to provide managerial responsibilities and assistance during Payroll nights.
  • Previous SAP experience preferred  
  • Previous Payroll or Accounting Experience preferred
  • Ability to travel as needed (< 5%) 
  • Ability to lift, sit, stoop, bend, reach, climb stairs, etc.
  • Ability to read from a computer or laptop monitor for several hours including fonts of various sizes from a variety of sources 

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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