Senior Bridge Engineer, Permanent Design - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 170047 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers has an opening for a dynamic Senior Structural Engineer acting as the Structures Lead on upcoming projects. The rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit at the leading-edge of the industry, with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure projects. 


The candidate should, as a minimum, have extensive experience in permanent bridge design, including the production of bridge plans and specifications. Ideally, the candidate should have experience specifically with short and medium span bridges, working to BC Ministry and Canadian standards, and be comfortable integrating into a multidisciplinary team to produce constructible and cost-effective solutions. As the Structures Lead, you will take ownership of the technical output of the structural scope, coordinate with other disciplines, and ensure the design work meets the quality, budget and schedule expected on the project.


The role may include other work on a variety of infrastructure projects across North America, including longer span bridges, walls, industrial, marine structures, and other minor structures (e.g., temporary works, secondary structures, etc.).


In the permanent design group at KIE, we operate like a design consultancy with one client: Kiewit. As such, we work mostly on Design-Build project, with a particular focus on the progressive design build jobs. Our job is to help the construction team control risk and develop constructible and cost effective solutions that meet the clients expectations. #LI-LW1

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects. Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk. Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and safe. Clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and best practices for all projects that we support.


Kiewit’s management and implementation of this process leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceeds client expectations and furthers 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. We will train you, develop your skills, and allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building RRSP matching, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.


This position will be based out of our Burnaby office location.


  • Lead and manage the structural engineering scope of work for permanent works design. This includes managing and performing engineering design tasks, coordinating with CADD and construction estimating teams in developing plans, specifications, and estimates for preliminary and final (IFC) design of bridges, walls, industrial structures, marine structures, and other minor structures (temporary works, secondary structures, etc.).
  • Leadership and mentorship of other staff.
  • Understand technical requirements of projects, identify technical risks, and implement engineering principles to develop solutions.
  • Identify, interpret, and apply appropriate design standards and codes; ensure compliance with contract documents.
  • Participate in technical meetings and discussions; strategize solutions to complex or unique technical problems.
  • Identify technical differentiators and develop schemes for key project pursuits.
  • Assistance in recruitment.


  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Structural Engineering or Civil Engineering (Masters Preferred)
  • 8+ years’ experience in relevant structural/bridge engineering design
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in at least one province / state, with the ability to obtain registration in the Province of British Columbia.
  • Strong all-around theoretical knowledge of structural engineering principles
  • Experience with the design of multiple bridge types in concrete and steel, wall systems, and other local structures
  • Experience with Design-Build or other alternative delivery methods, preferred.
  • Experience with seismic design and analysis, preferred.
  • Preferred experience with structural modelling software, i.e. programs such as MIDAS or LUSAS. Experienced user of MS Excel expected, knowledge of drawing software such as AutoCAD or Microstation, and knowledge of programming languages such as VBA or Python a benefit.
  • Detailed knowledge of CSA S6. Experience with other codes, such as CSA S16, AASHTO LRFD, AISC, ACI, and other North American design codes preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong people skills and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to travel as business requires.


Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. 


Base Compensation: $140,000 - $160,000
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)


We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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