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Payroll Specialist - Kiewit Business Services


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 124581 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Shared Services 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The purpose of the Payroll Master Data Specialist is to conduct the functions associated with payroll master data for the company, including U.S. and Canada.   These individual displays discretion and confidentiality in their everyday interactions.  The Payroll Master Data Specialist will address matters as it relates to the employee’s payroll record such as pay additions and deductions, pre-payroll time activities and updates to benefit tables.  A Specialist will interact with field personnel to provide a high level of customer service.


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. 


Primary Roles and Responsibilities

  • Process employee master data requests
  • Process employee pay additions
  • Deduction requests
  • Complete pre-payroll and post-payroll audits to ensure accuracy
  • Create process documentation for undocumented processes
  • Assist with process improvement surrounding Master Data procedures and workflows
  • 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
  • Follow processes, procedures and internal controls
  • Communicate and collaborate with team members to achieve excellence in the Payroll Master Data Group
  • Field phone calls and emails from operations and support/guide with payroll knowledge
  • Reliable and consistent attendance
  • Support and participate in collaboration activities to promote and implement continuous process improvement
  • Other job-related tasks as needed or assigned #LI-GF1


  • Self-awareness and initiative; open to new ideas; able to adapt to change in a fast-paced environment; Positive attitude and team player
  • Ability to develop and execute effective accounting and payroll practices
  • Ability to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • Ability to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work
  • Working knowledge of computers and experience in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness in completing work tasks
  • Ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Ability to provide the highest level of customer service to internal and external customers
  • Assertiveness; willing to take on learning activities and grasp developmental opportunities
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy with minimal supervision in a high volume environment
  • Attention to detail with the ability to recognize a need for system or process improvement
  • Relationship building and collaboration skills; ability to connect and build relationships with others inside and outside the organization and develop highly effective teams and alliances
  • Highly motivated and self-directed; initiative and a sense of urgency to get things done
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of personnel while simultaneously managing a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively
  • Prior Payroll experience preferred
  • SAP background preferred
  • Some accounting knowledge preferred
  • Travel < 5%
  • Ability to  lift, sit, stoop, bend, reach, climb stairs, etc. 
  • Reading 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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