Project manager of the year

Frank Young
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.

Photo courtesy of Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
Frank Young grew up in a construction family. His father, Frank Young Jr., was former CEO of GLY Construction in Bellevue.

As project manager on Kiewit’s state Route 519 project, Frank Young’s leadership inspired a strong commitment to excellence within his team.

With an aggressive schedule for both design and construction, Kiewit proposed a completion date 15 months earlier than the owner’s anticipated date. Under Young’s leadership, the construction team met this goal. In addition, Young’s team completed the project on budget, used several innovative techniques and compiled an excellent safety record.

His focus on safety, quality of work, owner relations and people development earned Young and Kiewit accolades from the owner and stakeholders. Following completion of the project, Kiewit received letters of commendation from Sound Transit, the Seattle Department of Transportation and the Washington State Department of Transportation.

A clean safety record was a highlight of the project.

“The responsibility to carry out our commitment that ‘Nobody Gets Hurt’ is taken very seriously by Frank Young,” said Erik Nelson, Kiewit’s area sponsor.

“As project manager for the SR 519 project, Frank established a safety culture that embraced this value by incorporating outstanding crew involvement, self accountability and pride.”

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