Kiewit Corporation Director of Water Treatment Technology- Kiewit Water Engineering in Lenexa, Kansas
Requisition ID: 140261
Job Level: Director
Department: Design Engineering
Employment Type: Full Time
Kiewit Water Engineering (KWE) has an immediate opening for a Director – Water Treatment Technology as part of our expanding and highly successful Water group. This role is located in Lenexa, KS, with the opportunity for flexible work. You will be in a Senior Management role within the Kiewit Water Engineering organization that is developing water infrastructure solutions that seamlessly transition from design plans to completed projects that exceed client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.
You will be the authority providing technical and strategic leadership to expand our market position nationally on the physical and chemical processes in the water treatment arenas of Drinking Water, Potable Municipal and Groundwater Desalination, Advanced Water Reuse, Industrial Water Treatment and Mining. Kiewit Water Directors are key decision makers in our Water business and will be an integral part of our leadership team with responsibilities ranging from market strategic planning and business development collaboration to technical oversight of ongoing water treatment facility projects with direct access to executive management in the engineering and construction businesses.
Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the Water, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power and Oil, Gas & Chemical (OGC) markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,300 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve our customers across markets on projects of any scale and complexity level. Backed by over 130 years of construction expertise, our construction-focused engineering centers on constructability, commissioning, and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure total project success.
The Kiewit Water Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and control, structural, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on collaborative Design-Build (progressive and/or fixed price) and EPC delivery models for complex water projects. The team brings project solutions to life across North America in the following areas:
• Water Treatment
• Potable Municipal and Groundwater Desalination
• Advanced Water Reuse
• Groundwater Remediation
• Storm water Recycling
• Industrial Water Treatment
• Wastewater Treatment
• Biosolids Treatment
• Pipelines and Conveyance
Clients are turning to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects to lead and manage multi-disciplined design teams to work together to improve schedule, track design progress, control costs and minimize risk. We are a high performing team of engineers and designers that leads the water engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs, all working to develop the best possible delivery of water facility projects to our clients.
This role will be based out of Kiewit's Lenexa, KS office (Kansas City area) preferably. Opportunities for flexible work are available.
Assist and support Executive leadership with short-term and long-term strategy development and business initiatives within the organization
Collaborate with the regional Water Markets & Strategy professionals as the primary engineering contact for wastewater treatment to interface with customers to support project and business development needs (client meetings, proposal messaging, interviews).
Develop strategic plans for new business opportunities and foster long-term customer relationships by attending customer engagement activities and functions (as needed)
Communicate/present potential new business opportunities and industry trends, competitive situations, or technology/regulatory issues
Identify current and future pursuit and/or project risks along with development of mitigation strategies
Manage and interpret data and results for multiple projects such that sound business decisions can be made based on these results
Consolidate best practices from pursuit and project execution
Pursuit & Project Performance Leadership
Collaborative senior management responsibility during the SOQ/RFP proposal development phases for pursuit opportunities ensuring technical design contract compliance, alternative technical/technology concept development, design execution strategy development, technical proposal content accuracy, risk assessments and performance guarantees
Technical and engineering leadership for concurrent multiple engineering teams on municipal infrastructure and industrial water facility design including process evaluation and selection, preparation of engineering reports, calculations, drawings, and specifications and supporting start-up & commissioning plan development while ensuring that all contractual design and permitting requirements are met
Senior Management responsibility for project performance guarantees, engineering deliverable quality, technical risk identification and mitigation, and contract compliance with technical design aspects
Involvement in the community and industry as an influential leader through participation in organizations and memberships and delivering customer and professional organization presentations
Senior leadership, guidance and review of key technical conference papers and presentations
- Provide technical mentorship of engineering and design staff to become future leaders by assisting in employee development, training, recruiting, retention
Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Civil/Environmental Engineering, from an accredited university
Master’s Degree or higher in Chemical, Mechanical or Civil/Environmental Engineering, strongly preferred but not required
Professional Engineer (PE) registration
15+ years’ experience in project management, engineering design, estimating, and start-up/commissioning of drinking water, desalination, and water reuse infrastructure projects with focus on Design-Build / EPC project delivery
Knowledge and application of alternative project delivery methods (PDB, FDB, CMAR, DBOM, DBFOM, P3).
Willing and available to accommodate intermittent travel (25-40% expected)
Strong organizational and time management skills
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
Strong work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment
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.