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Northern California - Commissioning Coordinator - Portland


Portland, OR, US Vancouver, WA, US

Requisition ID: 161202 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Northern California District 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else. 

District Overview

Kiewit’s Northern California District is one of Kiewit’s leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil projects that include earth moving, water/wastewater, transportation, roadways, and power projects. Most of our work is concentrated in the Northern California region around the Bay Area.


Portland, Oregon 



The Commissioning Coordinator will be expected to control, manage and report on the following areas:
•     Maintain a safe work environment and ensure all site safety plans are followed.
•     Leads and insists on strict adherence to Lock Out/Tag Out Procedures (LOTO)and policies.
•     Responsible for delivering a functioning asset to operations.
•     The interface to the Engineering, Construction and Client.
•     Develop Project Site Specific Commissioning Manual.
•     Develop and Track project Specific Plan the Plan
•     Ensure all Environmental Health & Safety (PROJECT SAFETY MANUAL) procedures are followed per the Kiewit PROJECT SAFETY MANUAL, state and federalguidelines specifically to the site permit requirements.
•     Review and or develop procedures specific to the SU activities.
•     Develop commissioning procedure templates to be site specific per the site scoped Pipe and Instrumentation Diagram(s) (P&ID’s).
•     Ensure all SU related procedures are developed for the project and followed by all assigned craft personnel.
•     Read and adhere to Startup Administration Manual.
•     The SU business plans and project plans are developed for commissioning activities
•     Oversee all required SU activities related to each craft during the precommissioning
•     Oversee and direct SU operations personnel during the commissioning phase.



•     Must be a self-starter, highly motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
•     Ability to quickly learn and understand various processes regarding Kiewit’s policies, procedures and software programs. 
•     Ability to identify and resolve any problems that may arise. 
•     Excellent organizational, administrative, communication and interpersonal skills. 
•     Strong experience in Leadership, safety, negotiations, planning, and contract administration.

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.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

Base Compensation: $64,537 - $96,806 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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: Portland Oregon

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