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Construction Faculty Scholar - Southwest District - Summer 2020


Phoenix, AZ, US

Requisition ID: 93245 

Job Level: Internship 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

We pride ourselves on delivering quality projects on-time or ahead of schedule, and are known for our expertise in aggressively managing and building major construction projects with demanding schedules and complex work components.
The objective of the Kiewit Scholars Program is to enrich the classroom experience of construction and engineering students by providing opportunities for selected faculty members to gain relevant construction experience by working with Kiewit. Participating in this program is an investment in the future of the construction industry, because current professional experience will enable the Faculty Scholar to be more effective in the classroom by being able to share recent and relevant work experiences.

Each educator will spend their Scholar Period on site of a construction project or within a Kiewit design or support function District office with the intent of gaining relevant operations experience to bring back to their students. All the educators are supported by the Kiewit University Relations Program and the Placement District.

District Overview

Kiewit Southwest District specializes in heavy civil, transportation and water projects, we typically self-perform a large portion of the work. We self-perform work such as mass grading, drainage, PCCP paving, utilities and more. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry with safety, quality, costs and schedule in mind. 


One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs. 


  • Be responsible for demonstrating the outcomes, professional skills and objectives of the scholar experience
  • Create a work plan that outlines the goals, objectives, and timelines of the scholar experience.
  • Execute agreed upon workplan to the best of your abilities with the guidance of a project manager.
  • Participate in bi-weekly check-in calls with your fellow faculty scholars.
  • Complete a mid and post experience evaluation to assess the impact of the experience on your learning.
  • Create 2 learning modules based on the knowledge gained from the experience. These modules will be shared with faculty partners via the Professor’s Portal.

What to Expect:

  • Travel the country
  • Build complex projects
  • Make a profound impact

As a Faculty Scholar you’ll be introduced to a variety of office and field activities in order to develop your understanding of

You may work with:

  • Shop drawings
  • Submittals
  • Schedules
  • Take offs
  • Pay requests
  • Contract changes
  • Project documentation
  • Estimates
  • Safety
  • Equipment Management

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: Phoenix

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