Product Owner, Innovation - Kiewit Technology Group


Omaha, NE, US Lenexa, KS, US Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 168259 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Information Technology Group 

Department: Technology Group 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Innovation Product Owner plays a critical role for Kiewit’s technology innovation program. This role will work closely with our Innovation Leads and Business Analysts on innovation initiatives related to Kiewit’s business. The incumbent will report to Innovation Management and play a key role in executing innovation projects, running experiments, and bringing new products to market within the Kiewit organization.


District Overview

Kiewit Technology Group (KTG) builds solutions to enable and support a $12.5 billion company. Our mission is to deliver project schedule and cost certainty by employing technology designed by and for the construction industry. Our team deploys technology solutions to the field and home office departments that increase profitability by maximizing the way we use our people and resources in daily operations. KTG uses systems and tools that manage every part of Kiewit’s business and lifecycle of a project to improve planning and day-to-day execution in the field by giving our people real-time data to make faster, smarter decisions. When you join KTG, you will make an impact on the critical work we do every day. 


This position will be located in either our Lone Tree, CO, Omaha, NE or Lenexa, KS office.  The work schedule is onsite Monday - Thursday with the option to work remote on Friday's. 


  • Assist in developing and continuously improving our Enterprise System for Innovation
  • Operate within defined process for Innovation and hold others in the program accountable to doing the same
  • Own Innovation Projects; accountable to handling communication, alignment, priority, and execution of work
  • Develop, run, and document innovation projects and experiments
  • Mentor Intrapreneurs by helping establish best practices, providing internal and external examples, and getting hands-on with them in developing their solutions
  • Partner with Innovation Leads as well as Business Leaders and participate in their steering committee meetings as needed
  • Participate in innovation projects as determined by Innovation Leads in conjunction with Innovation Management
  • Develop relationships with Kiewit Districts to ensure our Innovation Process is responsive to business needs, evangelized, and valued by our business



  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with Product Ownership
  • Ability to lead, influence, and motivate team members to achieve results
  • Proven ability to bring new products or services into new and established markets
  • Ability to Document and communicate complex concepts effectively to a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Experience mentoring team members, bringing them up to speed with team processes, norms, and culture
  • Able to work in a SCRUM, Agile, or Kanban methodology
  • Experience working with both hardware and software in the technology field a plus
  • Ability to measure the past and current success of a product or service and develop a continuously evolving plan to maintain success
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to plan out, create, work with, and analyze unstructured data
  • History of working on new teams and ability to define their inputs and outputs to meet customer needs
  • Ability to work with a wide range of personalities and team members
  • Excellent Problem-solving skills
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • Ability to Travel up to 20% of the time



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.

Base Compensation: $95,000 - $105,000 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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

Job Segment: Construction, Engineering