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Project Manager- Specialty Foundations- Kiewit Foundations Co.


Omaha, NE, US Denver, CO, US Chicago, IL, US Dallas, TX, US Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 98721 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Foundations Co. is seeking project managers responsible for the successful execution of our projects. The primary duties of a project manager will focus on leadership, scheduling, cost management and forecasting, client relations, design coordination, planning, and change management. A strong technical and practical background in specialty foundations and geotechnical construction is required. Also, excellent communication and an ability to work well in a team environment are considered critical to this position. The project manager will work with interdisciplinary teams that include structural, roadway, drainage and materials experts as well as estimators, schedulers and other construction professionals across Kiewit’s divisions and other construction and engineering firms. The project manager is responsible for on-site project operations and management. Larger and/or complex projects may require full-time on-site management while smaller, less complex projects allow for project manager to travel to/from the project as needed. Frequent travel is expected.

District Overview

Kiewit Foundations Co. is a full-service geotechnical foundation contractor operating across North America. Our experience and expertise cover a wide range of specialty foundation construction for both structural and ground improvement solutions. We operate in the transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, industrial, and oil, gas, and chemical markets.  As part of Kiewit we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions to the industry that are unmatched. 


Kiewit Foundations Co. has its headquarters in Omaha, NE and operates across North America via regional locations in Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, Chicago, IL, and Lenexa, KS. This position is will be assigned to the Midwest region and focus on projects in the following states Texas, Louisiana, Virginia, Colorado, Rhode Island, and Alabama. We require our employees to be open to relocation or temporary job assignments throughout this region.


•    Manage and direct project teams by providing communication, coordination and follow-up to meet project goals and objectives; ensure project scope or work, schedule and budget are clearly defined and understood
•    Establish project procedures consistent with contractual documents and quality plans for all engineering work; determine and oversee all project controls, schedules and budgets
•    Serve as project representative with client, constructor, subcontractors, and vendors at kick-off meetings, job walks, project review, and other meetings and correspondence
•    Coordinate training and compliance measures to ensure project procedures are followed
•    Identify and secure necessary approvals for all changes in project scope, budget and/or schedule
•    Maintain ongoing communication with client, making adjustments as necessary to comply with client needs within contractual obligations, or adjust project deliverables to meet client and Kiewit needs
•    Ensure all work products are consistent with industry standards and in accordance with good engineering practice and applicable codes, and in compliance with all pertinent legal codes and requirements
•    Provide ongoing training and mentoring to entry and midlevel engineers to promote employee development
•    Utilize extensive knowledge of basic engineering fundamentals and practices to track and budget progress with project milestones 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering in any discipline from a four-year college or university
  • At least 10+ years of related experience and/or training, specifically in the specialty foundation and/or geotechnical construction industry
  • Experience working in a team setting and directing/reviewing the work of others
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • The physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions
  • Ability and desire to travel to project sites.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer License
  • Strong all-around knowledge of geotechnical engineering, ground improvement techniques, structural deep foundation methods, and support of excavation (SOE) operations.
  • Ground Improvement experience includes rigid inclusions, soil mixing, vibro-replacement (stone columns), vibro-compaction, compaction grouting, permeation grouting, jet grouting, and deep dynamic compaction o Structural deep foundation experience includes micropiles, drilled shafts, auger-cast-in-place piles, driven piles
  • Support of excavation experience includes secant pile, anchors, and tie-backs.


Other common names for this role: Assistant Project Manager, APM, Sr. Project Manager, Sponsor

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.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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