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Workers Compensation Claims Manager


Omaha, NE, US Lenexa, KS, US Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 167248 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Risk Management and Insurance 

Department: Risk Management 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit employs 30,000 employees and has been in business for 136 years.  We are consistently rated by Forbes as a top place to work, and were recently named by ENR as #1 in the top 200 Design/Build contractors in North America.   We have a strong Claims Management team with dedicated individuals that are passionate about what they do, know how to solve problems and are inspired to protect our greatest assets - our people!  


We are hiring a Workers Compensation Claims Manager to manage the resolution of workers’ compensation claims arising out of Kiewit’s construction operations.  This is an integral role for our 7 market areas which includes Transportation, Power, Oil and Gas/Petrochemical, Industrial, Mining, Water/Wastewater and Building Construction.  As a Workers’ Compensation Claims Manager in the Risk Management & Insurance Department, you will develop, recommend, and implement workers’ compensation policies and procedures.  You will interface with the claims team to recommend and implement goals and objectives.  You will also support Department, Project and District personnel with claims data management and analysis, providing periodic reports to various internal and external stakeholders.  You’ll typically have a wide-range of responsibilities, which include interactions with other Kiewit Home Office departments, and others in the profession including insurance carriers, brokers, and other professional organizations.

District Overview

At Kiewit, 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.


This position can be located at any of our major Kiewit office locations in Omaha Nebraska, Lenexa Kansas, or Houston Texas.



Primary Functions:

•    Oversee workers’ compensation claims throughout the Company
•    Stay abreast of trends and innovations in the field of workers’ compensation administration and keep current on legislative and regulatory issues at the State and Federal level.
•    Interface with District operational personnel and Department leadership regarding claims operations
•    Manage workers' compensation litigation budgets, evaluate adequacy of case reserves and advise on adjustments where necessary.

Major Responsibilities:

•    Manage complex workers' compensation claims to reduce costs and improve outcomes
•    Lead the Company’s review and selection of worker’s compensation counsel
•    Review and manage requests for investigations, discovery, and mediation/trial preparation in workers compensation matters.
•    Participate in the training and education programs presented by the Department
•    Interface with Accounting to facilitate quarterly accounting reserves



BS/BA Undergraduate Degree  
Minimum five years of multi-state workers’ compensation insurance claims handling experience;  Prefer experience working in a corporate setting, handling internal worker's compensation insurance claims, interfacing with operational teams and employees. 
Knowledge of state workers’ compensation laws, rules, regulations, and statutes in multiple jurisdictions and familiarity with U.S.L.&H. and Jones Act claims
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to work independently and communicate risks or potential problems to manager
Proficient with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, etc.

Other common names for this position: 

Claims Manager, Claims Adjuster, Claims Examiner; Workers’ Compensation Specialist, Third Party Claims Administrator, Claims Specialist, Claims Analyst

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.

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

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