Construction Engineering Design Manager - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Lone Tree, CO, US Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 164039 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an immediate opening for a dynamic Construction Engineering Design Engineering Manager in our growing Construction Engineering Group. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes construction engineering, structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail, and materials disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure projects.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design Build Management team are driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects to manage their multi-disciplined design teams to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk. Our construction-driven engineers analyze root causes and resolve design issues before they impact schedule and budget. Particularly on large design-build projects, 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 design best practices for all projects that we support.

Our participation leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve 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. 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 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.


This position is based out of our Lone Tree, CO Offices, and will require some travel to projects. 


  • •    Leads and manages technical teams for assigned Construction Engineering Discipline (Temporary Works) during a pursuit or final design project.
    •    Works with CES discipline management and operations project teams to determine tasks sent outside of the organization for engineering.
    •    Responsible for completion of project design tasks within Construction Engineering Discipline (Temporary Works), in accordance with project design criteria and project management plans.  
    •    Builds and maintains relationships with qualified subconsultants.
    •    Develops project budgets, schedules and staffing plans for KIE final design projects.
    •    Controls and tracks cost of the design and all engineering services (all projects, not just external support).
    •    Works with projects to identify and plan temporary works on the temporary works Matrix (Temporary work Reg.).
    •    Mentors junior staff with technical and professional development.
    •    Manages quantities and constructability throughout the design process for assigned design discipline. 
    •    Reviews and administers design engineering contracts. 
    •    Monitors and reports progress against design schedule on a weekly basis. 
    •    Partners with design discipline lead and construction estimator/superintendent to meet project objectives. 


  • Skills & Experience:
    •    Bachelor’s degree or greater in Civil Engineering.
    •    8 to 10+ years of directly related experience in design and management of temporary works projects in both the pre- and post-award phases. At least two of these years as a temporary works coordinator.  
    •    Experience in developing, maintaining, and updating temporary works Matrices (Temporary work Reg.). 
    •    Management roles, contributing to the management of large complex temporary works. Prior work experience on projects valued at $50M+. 
    •    Proven experience in highway and bridge project delivery is required; and experience in delivery of projects in other transportation service sectors (rail & transit, aviation and ports) is desired. 
    •    Strong technical background as a design engineer for temporary work projects.
    •    Experience administering engineering contracts for design-build projects. 
    •    Three or more years of managing an engineering and design team of five or more.

    Required Characteristics:
    •    Strong organizational and time management skills. 
    •    Strong written and verbal communications skills. 
    •    Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies. 
    •    Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative. 
    •    Strong work ethic and willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time. 
    •    Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity.  
    •    Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt. 
    •    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. 
    •    Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment. 
    •    The ability to travel when needed.

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. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary


Base Compensation: $90,564 - $130,337 
(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 are 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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