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Kiewit Corporation Sr Project Controls Manager- Kiewit Industrial Group in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 150719

Job Level: Senior Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial Group

Department: Project Controls Scheduling

Market: Industrial

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

The Sr Project Controls Manager is responsible for leading the Project Controls department, as well as all operational & financial reporting for the Project Controls department. The department services projects within all industrial markets. Duties include weekly reporting at project & department levels, staffing decisions, financial performance analysis, monthly reporting of operational results, and ongoing maintenance/development of performance metrics.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering consulting and design firm serving a broad range of the industrial markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,700 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the industrial, transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Our operations-focused engineering provides our clients with safe and efficient facilities, and it integrates our 130 years of construction experience to finish projects on time and to make sure that Nobody Gets Hurt.

Our rapidly growing Industrial Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, geotechnical, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on EPC and design-build delivery of industrial projects in markets such as Food & Beverage, Mineral Processing, Renewable Fuels, Pulp and Paper, Steel & Aluminum, Industrial Buildings, and Industrial Energy, Water and Utilities.


This position is based out of Lenexa, KS.


  • Must be able to articulate and summarize information and results to executive management.

  • Accountable for budgeted, actual, and forecasted - quantity, man-hours and dollars.

  • Accountable for the preparation and completion of internal audits.

  • Provide leadership and coaching to the project controls staff, assisting with development plans and performance evaluations.

  • Involvement in our compliance programs

  • Maintain records as required regarding job progress, costs and tracking of change orders.

  • Ensure client billing at Project Levels is occurring accurately and on-time.

  • Perform other duties as required by leadership.

  • Right sizing of team – identify opportunities to challenge individuals for their own career growth

  • Review & Implement established Kiewit procedures, ensure existing SOPs are followed

  • Monitor & develop KPIs (earned value analysis) – audit at key progress points on large projects

  • Collaborate with operations management to build relationships and establish effective controls

  • Represent Kiewit Engineering Controls in internal and external meetings – trainings, presentations to engineering partners, overviews to potential clients, etc.

  • Coordination with Estimating and Business Management to support transition from proposal to execution

  • Make data-driven decisions

  • Show understanding of project schedule reports (Progress S-Curves and Manpower Bar Charts)

  • Identify and understand key components in project contracts that impact project controls processes

  • Maintain past cost integrity


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, or related field.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the business consulting, engineering, or construction industry.

  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation communications skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization, including executive.

  • Confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities and experience speaking in public, to groups, or via electronic media.

  • Ability to think strategically while identifying problems and developing creative solutions.

  • Ability to summarize information and communicate results to executive management.

  • Ability to build relationships and communicate across matrix organizations.

  • Candidates must also be able and willing to do minimal travel for business needs.

  • Exposure to data analytics and machine learning preferred.


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.

Company: Kiewit