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Kiewit Corporation Construction Faculty Scholar - Underground District in Nebraska

Construction Faculty Scholar - Underground District

Date: Feb 12, 2020

Location: NE, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 85619

We pride ourselves on delivering quality projects on-time or ahead of schedule, and are known for our expertise in aggressively managing and building major construction projects with demanding schedules and complex work components.

The objective of the Kiewit Scholars Program is to enrich the classroom experience of construction and engineering students by providing opportunities for selected faculty members to gain relevant construction experience by working with Kiewit. Participating in this program is an investment in the future of the construction industry, because current professional experience will enable the Faculty Scholar to be more effective in the classroom by being able to share recent and relevant work experiences.

Each educator will spend their Scholar Period on site of a construction project or within a Kiewit design or support function District office with the intent of gaining relevant operations experience to bring back to their students. All the educators are supported by the Kiewit University Relations Program and the Placement District.

District Overview:

The Kiewit Foundations Co. self performs complex geotechnical projects across North America. We deliver creative, cost-efficient solutions that are responsive to each project’s specific site conditions. We utilize value engineering and constructability reviews, and our depth of expertise to offer constructible solutions that optimize budget and schedule. We perform these operations with our fleet of specialty equipment and the management resources of one of the top builders in the country.

We are looking for hands-on, engineers excited to be both in the field and office supporting project and estimating work. .

Location :

Kiewit is a company that goes where the work is, which means a career with us can take you and your family to exciting parts of North America – and maybe even beyond. Kiewit Underground conducts its operations primarily through Kiewit Infrastructure Company, a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, we construct both deep underground and foundation projects across the U.S. and Canada related to transportation, water/wastewater, power, mining, and telecommunications to name a few. These projects are happening in large cities and small towns, so you have a chance to experience it all!


Be responsible for demonstrating the outcomes, professional skills and objectives of the scholar experience

Create a work plan that outlines the goals, objectives, and timelines of the scholar experience.

Execute agreed upon workplan to the best of your abilities with the guidance of a project manager.

Participate in bi-weekly check-in calls with your fellow faculty scholars.

Complete a mid and post experience evaluation to assess the impact of the experience on your learning.

Create 2 learning modules based on the knowledge gained from the experience. These modules will be shared with faculty partners via the Professor’s Portal.

What to Expect:

  • Travel the country

  • Build complex projects

  • Make a profound impact

As a Faculty Scholar you’ll be introduced to a variety of office and field activities in order to develop your understanding of construction. You may work with:

  • Shop drawings

  • Submittals

  • Schedules

  • Take offs

  • Pay requests

  • Contract changes

  • Project documentation

  • Estimates

  • Safety

  • Equipment Management

About Kiewit

As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different

• Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record

• Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from Day One of employment

• 401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay

• Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year

• We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit is 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.

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