Kiewit promotes four in power generation business

June 06, 2016 09:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time

LENEXA, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kiewit is promoting four key leaders within its power business, which has provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to more than 600 power-related projects, totaling nearly $18 billion in contract revenue, over the past 10 years. To meet the evolving needs of the energy market, these leaders will continue to strengthen Kiewit’s position as a one-stop source for the power market.

Leading energy projects in North America and Australia, Tom Shelby has been appointed president of Kiewit Energy Group. Since 2004, Shelby has provided senior executive oversight on a wide range of energy projects, including nuclear, gas- and coal-fired plants, as well as refinery facilities and oil extraction projects. Shelby brings more than 30 years of global experience in the power market and has been on the company’s board of directors since 2006.

Dave Flickinger has been named executive vice president of Kiewit Energy Group and will lead the teams performing more than $1 billion annually of power generation, transmission and distribution work in North America. A 23-year Kiewit veteran, Flickinger started his career as a field engineer and quickly gained roles of increasing responsibility, overseeing safety and quality performance, human resources, business development and strategic market leadership. He brings extensive experience in air quality control upgrades, transmission and distribution, and fossil fuel generation to his new role.

Kevin Needham has been promoted to president of Kiewit Engineering & Design Co. and leads the company’s power markets and strategy group. During his more than 25 years of power delivery, construction, engineering and design leadership experience, Needham has worked on the front lines of high-profile combined-cycle gas plant projects in engineering, conceptual design and management positions. In addition to leading teams focused on business development, marketing and competitive strategy in the power space, Needham is responsible for the more than 1,000 design engineering staff working on projects across North America.

John Jennings has been promoted to president of Kiewit Power Constructors Co., leading more than 2,500 people performing EPC services for power developers and utility clients on new and existing power plants. These projects include simple and combined-cycle gas plants, air quality control systems (AQCS) and nuclear modifications. Jennings brings 25 years of engineering and construction experience on large, complex power and infrastructure projects using EPC, design-build, construction manager at risk (CMAR) and bid-build delivery models.

“These four leaders have had a significant role in growing our power business by successfully running complex, large-scale operations, facilitating innovative contract delivery methods and staying in tune with and ahead of market trends,” said Rick Lanoha, president and COO at Kiewit. “As energy markets continue to evolve, we are strategically equipped to provide new engineering and construction solutions that will help clients efficiently and effectively deliver key projects across North America.”

As a leader in the power market, Kiewit helps clients meet the challenge of changing generation, transmission and consumption needs. Kiewit provides clients with industry-leading expertise in the engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance of facilities fueled by gas, coal, nuclear, hydroelectric, geothermal, wind and solar power. Kiewit brings in-depth expertise to deliver power projects using EPC and other traditional and alternative delivery models. With more than just a construction focus, Kiewit provides a complete array of design and engineering services for major power plant projects that set industry standards for quality design and superior functionality worldwide.

About Kiewit Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned organization operates through a network of subsidiaries in the United States, Canada and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation; oil, gas and chemical; power; building; water/wastewater; and mining. Kiewit had 2015 revenues of $9 billion and employs 22,000 staff and craft employees.