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Kiewit Corporation Area Manager - Electrical Construction in Vancouver or Seattle, Washington

Area Manager - Electrical Construction

Date: Oct 7, 2019

Location: Vancouver or Seattle, WA, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 83324

We are looking for an Area Manager to set up and grow our Electrical Division within the Northwest District. This an exciting opportunity where you will get to build a business from ground up including creating the business plan, developing a new team and then leading the construction of landmark projects which will impact society for generations to come.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Northwest District is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington. We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast including Alaska and Hawaii.


We have projects across the west coast including Alaska and Hawaii, in large cities and small towns, so our people must be willing to go where the work is. As an Area Manager you can expect extensive travel to our various project locations (HI, AK, CA, WA, OR).


• Develop a vision and strategic plan for the Electrical Division of the Northwest District to lead them into entering a new market

• Provide oversight and be accountable for the electrical scope for all NW projects, both on the get work and build work side and ensure business needs are valid and correctly prioritized

• Track business performance and project progress and be responsible for profit and losses of the division

• Provide 'championship' for the electrical initiative, selling and marketing the area throughout the organization

• Oversee the whole project management process from approving project deliverables to initiating project reviews and ensure risk are continuously assessed and mitigated

• Pinpoint opportunities to reduce overall costs and improve supplier performance

• Identify potential conflicts or issues and facilitate solutions (e.g. resource loading, priority clashes)

• Establish structure of the organization then recruit, train, and manage the Electrical team to ensure business needs are met

• Provide mentorship to future builders and continue to grow the team

• Drive continuous improvement within the district whether it’s policies, procedures or reporting

• Build strong relationship with other Operational Leaders of the Northwest District and foster effective team work between leadership and staff

• Communicate effectively with all stakeholders including the client, vendors and subcontractors

• Identify, assess, and inform the District of internal and external issues that affect the business

• Act as a spokesperson for the organization in community and industry activities to enhance the Northwest Districts community profile

• Ensure safety and quality are prioritized throughout the division


• Electrician, Electrical Engineering Degree or similar

• 15 + years of experience in the construction industry

• Record of building high performing teams

• Extensive experience leading get work and build work teams for infrastructure projects

• Experience leading multi-million dollar contracts, including ownership of operations, project administration, client relations and all other scopes relative to large construction projects

• Competent in the use of computer software applications used for project control and administration, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook

• Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative

• Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time

• Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity

• Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt

• Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

• Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives

• Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail

• Ability to travel as business requires

• Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future

Other common names for this role: Operations Manager, Sponsor, Project Director

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.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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