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Water/Wastewater Sr. Project Manager 1


Phoenix, AZ, US LasVegas, NV, US Idaho Falls, ID, US Sacramento, CA, US Los Angeles, CA, US Salt Lake City, UT, US Henderson, NV, US Provo, UT, US Price, UT, US W Jordan, UT, US Tucson, AZ, US SodaSprings, ID, US San Francisco, CA, US

Requisition ID: 135059 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected engineering and construction organizations, and one of the most profitable. Kiewit’s commitment to safety, quality and environmental stewardship are ingrained in everything we do. It’s visible in our core values, the work that we build and in our people.  We are one of the few firms that self-perform all aspects of construction (Civil/Structural/Mechanical and Electrical) for both water/wastewater plants and plant pipelines.   If you have a strong background as a Project Manager and experienced in Design/Build/EPC for the Water/Wastewater market, let's talk.  We are looking for seasoned PM's that have a strong foundation in Engineering, a passion for building things efficiently, and want to share innovative ideas to create the best design and safest construction process.  This is an opportunity for a long term career,  working on both the plant and pipeline side.  If you appreciate careful planning, minimizing risk and strong processes that are tried and true, you will be an excellent fit here.  

District Overview

Kiewit Southwest District specializes in heavy civil, primarily in water/wastewater plant and plant pipeline design/construction and transportation design/construction.  This district includes major projects ranging from $30M to $300M in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and Idaho.   We dont hire you just for one project - we hire for a career and to support the district.  This means travel, job stability, variation in your job, and new adventures every day!  We self-perform most of our work in all disciplines - Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Electrical.  We are looking for people committed to engineering and construction, with safety, quality, costs, and schedule in mind.


As a Sr. Project Manager, you will support the district which includes Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, and Utah.  Location could vary according to the project and where your background best fits.  We provide relocation assistance or travel/per diem when viable.  


•    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; Projects include both engineering design as well as construction execution.  Expect to be involved with projects from the concept/bid/planning phase through final execution, start-up, commissioning, and turnover. 
•    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 engineering fundamentals and practices to track and budget progress with project milestones.


•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering in any discipline from a four-year college or university; Previous experience as a Project Manager in engineering design in Water/Wastewater Plants or plant pipelines (or both) is required for this role. 
•    Minimum of 10 years experience as a Project Manager on engineering and construction projects.  Experience with designing a plant, conceptualizing a plant, developing engineering solutions for the plant or pipeline is required.  Experience managing a project from cradle to grave (design through commissioning and turnover) is required.  Proven success managing engineering and construction teams, managing schedules and adhering to budget is required.  Experience with Design/Build/Alternative Project Delivery/EPC is required.  
•    Competent in the use of computer software applications used for project control and administration, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook


Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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: Phoenix

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