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SAP Operations Manager - Kiewit Technology Group


Omaha, NE, US Lenexa, KS, US Minneapolis, MN, US

Requisition ID: 115080 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Information Technology 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an SAP Operations Manager, you will closely direct, oversee and support the operations and financial aspects of our SAP environment and be part of a very strong team ensuring that systems, services, and infrastructure work reliably and securely. A successful candidate must be technically competent in SAP systems and processes, capable communicator, fast learner, adept at managing multiple responsibilities and able to work collaboratively with business partners at all levels of the organization. If you have multi-million-dollar fiduciary responsibilities, department leadership, a high attention to detail and time management skills to consistently meet deadlines, look no further. 
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. #LI-GF1

District Overview

Kiewit Technology Group’s (KTG) mission is to deliver project schedule and cost certainty by employing technology designed by and for the construction industry. Our team deploys apps to the field that increase profitability by maximizing the way we use our people and resources in daily operations. KTG uses the Kiewit Management System (KMS), which includes 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. Every day our employees make an impact the efficiency of the iconic projects Kiewit builds and you can too.

Information Technology is an integral partner and service provider at Kiewit.  We are a strong shared service team, with an SAP ERP system along with various IT Centers of Excellence.  Our vision is to be a best-in-class IT organization. 


  • Led or directed teams daily, or project teams for system or software upgrades
  • Oversee a highly self-directed staff and be accountable for SAP system stability and performance
  • Key participant or led Governance Functional Review Board or SAP CAB meetings
  • Lead for SAP CAB approval for all releases, changes, enhancements, and defects
  • Point of contact for all SAP system landscape activities
  • Communicate system outages and critical changes to global community
  • Liaison with internal and external audit teams for SAP systems
  • Perform any SAP transport conflict analysis
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures
  • Point of contact for operational cutover manager for all platform project deployments
  • Coordinate infrastructure, basis, database and storage team activities for technical initiatives
  • Manage scheduled project and hyper care SAP releases
  • ITIL Software implementation lifecycle
  • Automation & Process Improvement 


  • Bachelor of Science: Business Administration – Management Information Systems preferred or equivalent bachelor’s degree in program management, business or public administration, technical management, information systems, engineering, finance/accounting, or related fields
  • Minimum of two (2) years of recent overall project management experience
  • Experience may be considered equivalent if experience demonstrated increased depth and breadth of responsibility
  • 5+ years in a senior IT role as a key decision maker or influencer in a Fortune 1000 company
  • Key role in planning, directing, and implementing two full cycle ERP implementations including one with SAP S/4HANA
  • Full accountability and responsibility for a multi-million-dollar budget including leading and directly responsible for numerous teams of employees and contractors
  • 10+ experience specializing or highly engaged with SAP change & release management, along some knowledge of SAP software security and access management
  • Strong SAP functional knowledge around SAP modules such as: S/4 HANA, ECC-MM, SD, PS, PM, FI, CO, HCM, CRM Leads & Opportunity Management, Sales & Marketing, SAP Access Control (GRC), Success Factors
  • Strong SAP technical knowledge of technologies and processes such as: High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Active Monitoring, Cloud & On-Prem Infrastructure, SAP Cloud Platform, Solution Manager, SAP PO, EDI, ABAP/SQL, Basis Admin, Transport / Change Management Tools
  • Vast understanding of SAP IT Change Control & Release Management, governance, processes and supporting tools, i.e. Service Now, ChaRM, TMS, CTS+, ITIL Release and Change Management, Data Analysis and Cross-Functional Initiatives
  • Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
  • Team player with high energy and positive personality
  • Strong ethics that will reflect positively on the company
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to establish credibility as a strong performer and ability to work effectively with people at all levels of Kiewit
  • A high level of intelligence, good listening skills, analytical problem solving, critical thinking, planning, and organizing skills
  • Outgoing, takes charge, and thrives in a fast-paced and changing environment, with the ability to deal with and manage change

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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