Drainage Engineer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Lone Tree, CO, US Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 172183 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

With large transportation design/build projects - come big storm-water drainage and hydraulic needs!  Are you ready to take on new challenges and work on landmark design/build projects? We have immediate openings for Drainage Engineers to work in our growing Design Engineering Services Group in our Westlake, Texas office.  Our Drainage Team strives to engineer safe, and compliant designs that minimizes risks and quantities and remains on schedule. We facilitate a sense of community that provides learning and growth opportunities that leads to resourcefulness, collaboration, and innovation. We offer opportunities to grow your knowledge in construction means and methods and estimating, which leads to increased expertise in temporary and permanent drainage design. Our construction focused engineering approach successfully delivers complex projects that are built on time and within budget, providing a sense of fulfillment and reward.  


As a Drainage Engineer, you will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department - a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the Design-Build/Alternative delivery of infrastructure projects. You will be working on teams with all levels of drainage engineers on a variety of projects across North America including design-build and progressive design-build projects and pursuits. Our engineers work on interdisciplinary teams including geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, roadway engineers, estimators, schedulers and construction experts to perform engineering analysis and design in support of pursuits and ongoing projects.

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 designed with a focus on safety.   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 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 office.  This is not a remote work opportunity, but we offer excellent relocation assistance if you need it.    


You will be key member of our design team, responsible for completing engineering assignments that include drainage design, performing hydrologic and hydraulic analyses (using variety of models and methods) that support the designs.  You can expect to prepare design plans, reports, and technical memoranda. Other general responsibilities include:


•    Lead and produce drainage designs for roadway and rail/transit projects within North America through coordination with multi-disciplined design teams 
•    Coach, and mentor interns and more junior staff.  
•    Oversee/create drainage network models utilizing OpenRoads Designer, CivilStorm, Civil 3D and/or other similar design software.
•    Participate in interdisciplinary design coordination to ensure that project elements are compatible
•    Create preliminary design concepts and alternatives for storm drain systems, streams2, channels, and other stormwater management features to support cost estimating
•    Support project communications and technical meetings, provide coordination to resolve design issues
•    Support plan production, specifications, estimate and drainage design development and will be responsible / in charge of engineering work and may be the Engineer of Record for final design projects.
•    This position required occasional travel to project offices and work sites as needed


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related field, with a minimum of 8+ years of design experience in drainage, water resources, hydraulics or hydrology in either transportation or land development projects.*
  • Must have PE license 
  • Working knowledge of hydrologic analysis methods including single-event and continuous rainfall modeling, watershed analysis, hydrograph and peak discharge development and routing (from a national perspective).  
  • Ideal H&H software experience includes any or all of the following: HEC-HMS, SWMM, TR-55, HEC-RAS, HEC-GEORAS, HY-8, CulvertMaster, StormCAD, CivilStorm, PondPack, FlowMaster; 2D experience helpful such as SRH-2D, FLO-2D
  • Prefer experience with pavement drainage, culverts, storm systems, bridge sizing and scour, revetment design, temporary drainage design, and coastal considerations for highway and transit drainage   
  • Understanding of FHWA hydraulic engineering circulars and design series
  • Familiarity with flood risk analysis and knowledge of the NFIP including CLOMR and LOMRs  is preferred
  • Must have working knowledge of storm water quantity / quality calculations, NPDES compliance and erosion control 
  • Familiarity with design-build/alternative delivery is preferred
  • Experience developing construction plans for transportation projects is preferred
  • Able to travel as needed to other Kiewit offices and project sites


 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.


Base Compensation: $138,000/yr - $145,000/yr 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

This posting will be active from: 04/24/2024 - 09/01/2024 

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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