Construction Manager - Water / Wastewater


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Calgary, AB, CA

Requisition ID: 169873 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Western Canada District 

Department: Field Supervision 

Market: Water/Wastewater 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit’s mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. We bore tunnels through mountains, turn rivers into energy, and build bridges that connect communities, and depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. 


As a Construction Manager, 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. 


We are looking for a Construction Manager with expertise in Water / Wastewater projects. You will be accountable for pre-execution planning, verifying construction packages, and responsible for all site execution matters, including self-perform and subcontracted labour supervision, ensuring production schedules are met while adhering to our strict safety and quality standards. 


This position will support a Wastewater Treatment Plant project located in Whitehorse, YT.

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. 

District Overview

Kiewit’s Western Canada District is headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, bridges, water resources, and underground utilities. Our current opportunities are spread across the entire West Coast of Canada.


  • Ensure compliance with environmental, health and safety policies, regulations, and acts. 
  • Demonstrate leadership to all parties on site (in a remote camp setting) including managing field resources and all sub trades to complete their portion of work safely, on-time and to an acceptable standard of quality. 
  • Developing site work schedules 
  • Organizing and presiding over regular safety meetings 
  • Maintaining a safe, organized, and clean site. 
  • Manage contract administration (subcontractor/field management meeting for communication)
  • Maintain good client relations involving staff on site.
  • Initiate and attend supplementary and regular meetings with client for problem resolution and planning.
  • Oversee and approve the monthly job cost updates and quarterly cash flow projections. 
  • Review, approve and negotiate change orders.
  • Develop and implement a plan for project completion and turnover.
  • Maintain daily diary for record keeping purposes.
  • Ensure that all performance evaluations and completed in a timely fashion for direct reports.
  • Recommend, where appropriate, organizational, policy and procedural or staff changes


  • 10+ years of experience with on-site coordination and management of multiple subcontractors and suppliers, control of work areas and quality control on large-scale and complex water and wastewater treatment plant projects.   
  • Demonstrated experience in working on construction projects in Northern and/or remote settings including problem solving and working with multiple construction crews.  
  • Valid certification as First Line Supervisor or Equivalent 
  • 15 years or more of demonstrated onsite experience of onsite coordination and management of multiple subcontractors and suppliers.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field such as construction management, engineering, or architecture. 


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


Base Compensation: 150,000 - 180,000 

  • 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 believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

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.

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