Executive Assistant

Kiewit Denver , CO 80208

Posted 3 months ago

Requisition ID: 81199

Kiewit Engineering Group is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,200 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on design expertise, value engineering, constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure best value project delivery.

Our rapidly growing Denver-based Infrastructure Design district is comprised of professional engineers and designers with expertise in civil, roadway, drainage/hydraulics, structural, geotechnical, roadway, transit, and materials disciplines. This team has best-in-class technical expertise and is focused on the design-build delivery of Kiewit's infrastructure projects.

Our involvement in projects varies from partnering with outside firms to leading design as the engineer of record, but our mission remains unchanged: collaborate with Kiewit's construction teams and bring a construction-driven engineering focus to produce safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceed client expectations and further Kiewit's legacy of excellence.

On our team, you'll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Kiewit's culture of training and skills development will prepare you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you're ensuring a lifetime of success.

Position Summary:

KIE has an immediate opening for a dynamic and flexible Executive Assistant based in Englewood, CO. We are looking for the ideal candidate to perform a variety of support tasks. The Executive Assistant should have 10+ years of experience in supporting management, be familiar with current technical tools/programs/software, and professional practices.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides administrative support to senior leader and his direct reports

  • Works closely with senior leader to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, and following up appropriately

  • Serves as liaison between executives, managers, clients, and business partners as required

  • Heavy calendar and email management

  • Extensive travel arrangements (both domestic and international)

  • Event planning, including (secure meeting location, hotel contracts, catering, budget planning)

  • Support the coordination for meetings, conferences, and events (both internal and external)

  • Document management using SharePoint and other tools

  • Completes expense reports on a timely basis for leaders in department as needed

  • Assist with presentation preparation

  • Prepares confidential correspondence, reports and presentations, using MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel spreadsheets. Researches and extracts data from various resources and systems

  • General administrative duties including expense reconciliation, answering phones, ordering supplies, drafting business letters and correspondence

  • Greet visitors, organize and arrange meetings, schedule conference rooms, and set up catered meals

  • Provide additional administrative support when required; other projects as assigned

  • Develops and maintains good working relationships throughout the organization by exhibiting outstanding customer service skills with all internal and external customers

  • Provides backup support to other executive assistant and administrative staff


  • 10+ years supporting Senior Vice President level or above

  • Experience supporting multiple leaders concurrently

  • Engineering or construction firm experience desired, but not required

  • Exposure to Sales/Business Development desired, but not required

  • Availability to work extended hours and some weekends on occasion

  • Ability to travel on occasion

  • Experience working and communicating with both internal and external senior executives and their administrative assistants

  • Strong sense of business acumen

  • Must be a positive, pro-active, strong team participant with the ability to maintain strict confidentiality

  • Experience using Concur (both for Travel and Expense)

  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities simultaneously

  • Maintains stable performance under pressure, handles high workload and stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization

  • Good time management skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Confidentiality is a must (need to say something about being exposed to confidential information and how being able to keep information confidential is a must)

  • Detail-oriented perspective with excellent planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to anticipate needs of executives and act upon them accordingly

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Sharepoint

  • Familiarity with Adobe products including Acrobat and InDesign a plu

  • Experience planning meetings in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and comfortable presenting

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize

  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical skills

  • Ability to work well with others in all capacities within the company

Working Conditions:

Fast-paced office environment; must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management while simultaneously manage a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively; regularly sit, stand, walk and talk and listen; occasionally lift and move up objects up to 30 pounds.

About Kiewit

As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2017 revenues of $8.7 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 22,000-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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