Operations Intern (Summer 2020) - Kiewit Business Services

Kiewit Corporation

Omaha, NE IT

Requisition ID: 82579     

We know you're not just looking for an internship. You want an adventure ” to do something that makes a real impact on the world around you. By interning at KBS, you will be placed at the heart of our business operations, exposing you to not only the vast services we provide across the organization, but more importantly, exposing you to the leaders and decision makers of our company. Behind each bridge built to connect communities, each river used to generate energy, and each tunnel bored to minimize ground level restrictions, you'll find a member of Kiewit Business Services.

So while you'll be helping our organization to build awesome things, we'll be helping you build relationships and business connections that will serve as a foundation for your professional career. Kiewit is only the best, because our people are the best; we only have the best people because of our burning desire to help them grow as individuals and professionals. At Kiewit, you'll find our leaders are coaches, not managers. You'll be given the freedom to achieve, and our coaches will assist from the sidelines by removing obstacles. Kiewit interns are not passengers on a path towards excellence; you're the driver.  

As the Operations Intern, you will provide support for the completion of special projects, collaboration sessions, and strategic initiatives that align with company business goals. One of your primary responsibilities will be to assist in the identification, assessment, and facilitation of continuous improvement efforts with the KBS teams.   
Kiewit Business Services (KBS) is a cross-functional shared service organization that provides the business units with customer-specific services focused on cost and business value. Our services include non-core, yet essential, functions of our businesses including accounts payable, accounts receivable, change control, human capital management, payroll, project initiation, compliance, and continuous improvement. 

KBS Mission Statement: œWe support the districts to ˜get and build' work most profitably with our passion for innovation and service excellence. 

This is a shared services environment in Kiewit Business Center, a Professional office setting in Omaha, NE.


  •    Ability to adapt and improve changes in practices and processes
  •    Possess ability to formulate and assist in delivering alternative solutions based on requirements given and align them with Kiewit's best practices
  •    Analyze, interpret, and present data in a meaningful way to help drive results
  •    Explore customer need requirements and determine how operations can be altered to improve service 
  •    Conduct operational research and assist in conducting studies for alternative business solutions
  •    Ability to solve complex problems relating to the operations of the business
  •    Assist with coordinating business improvement initiatives within the KBS departments
  •    Promote a culture of continuous improvement
  •    Ability to interpret data and offer appropriate options for improvement strategies
  •    Ability to utilize continuous improvement philosophies, tools, and techniques 
  •    Measure, document, and assist in driving the progress towards meeting objectives and deadlines 


  •    Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program
  •    Detail-oriented, highly motivated with ability to effectively manage time
  •    Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  •    Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives
  •    Proficiency in creating presentations and reports for KBS stakeholders
  •    Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  •    Strong project management, change management, and organizational skills
  •    Solid quantitative and analytical skills
  •    Collaborative worker and strategic thinker
  •    Self-starter that takes ownership in projects
  •    High-level of flexibility and adaptability to changing requirements and environments
  •    Ability to interact cross-functionally with various levels of KBS employees and management
  •    Proficiency in drafting policies, procedures, process flowcharts, and other standard business documents

    About Kiewit 
    As one of North Americas 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 œTop 400 Contractors according to Engineering News-Record
  •    We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development
  •    Internships are a great opportunity to explore many different specialty construction and engineering areas within Kiewit and get important hands-on experience
  •    Our interns have meaningful relations to the industrys top talent for guidance, and have significant responsibilities in real-world areas of the Kiewit organization
  •    Our long-standing internship program has launched many Kiewit careers, including our Chairman and CEO's

    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.

  • Job ID: 2149

    Posted 28 days ago

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