Process Engineer - Industrial and Water Engineering


Lone Tree, CO, US Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 172466 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Water/Wastewater 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We have immediate openings for a Senior Process Engineer with primary focus on the Industrial Water/Wastewater market in our growing Industrial/Water Engineering team.  You will be part of our growing organization, that is developing water and wastewater treatment solutions for customers across North America, that seamlessly transition from design plans to completed projects that exceed client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence. 


In this role, you will provide technical and process engineering leadership for treatment process evaluation, selection, design and optimization and evaluation of plant operations associated with the permanent design activities of Kiewit teams and external partners on industrial water and wastewater design-build and/or EPC projects and pursuits. Industrial Water Treatment projects include chemical, physical and/or biological wastewater treatment technologies such as coagulation/flocculation, filtration, UF/RO, chemical precipitation of metals, chemical oxidation and reduction, oil/water separation and biological/biosolids treatment (thermal hydrolysis, advanced anaerobic digestion) as applicable in the petroleum, chemical, power and renewable gas markets.  We are looking for ideal candidates to grow the Kiewit team by helping establish, maintain, and improve company standards and tools while also utilizing these standards and tools to contribute to project success.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the Water, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power and Oil, Gas & Chemical (OGC) markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,700 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve our customers across markets on projects of any scale and complexity level. Backed by over 130 years of construction expertise, our construction-focused engineering centers on constructability, commissioning, and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure total project success. 

The Kiewit Water Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and control, structural, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on collaborative Design-Build (progressive and/or fixed price) and EPC delivery models for complex water projects.  The team brings project solutions to life across North America in the following areas:


•    Water Treatment
•    Potable Municipal and Groundwater Desalination
•    Advanced Water Reuse
•    Groundwater Remediation
•    Storm water Recycling
•    Industrial Water Treatment
•    Wastewater Treatment
•    Biosolids Treatment
•    Pipelines and Conveyance


Clients are turning to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects to lead and manage multi-disciplined design teams to work together to improve schedule, track design progress, control costs and minimize risk.  We are a high performing team of engineers and designers that leads the water engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs, all working to develop the best possible delivery of water facility projects to our clients.


This role will be based out of our Lone Tree, CO office.  Remote work locations will be fairly considered.


  • Provide technical and engineering leadership for industrial water and wastewater facility design including treatment process evaluation, process selection, and optimization and conduct evaluations of full-scale plant operations, pilot studies and bench studies as required. Identify and evaluate process lifecycle costs.
  • Oversee and participate in the preparation of engineering reports, engineering drawings and specifications for complex water/wastewater projects such as PFD’s, P&ID’s, process simulations, datasheets, and engineering calculations including hydraulics and equipment sizing.
  • Perform process systems and hydraulics modeling and scenario studies.
  • Provide front line issue resolution of technical issues associated with design, construction, equipment and/or operations.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team of engineers within a budget and schedule to execute design and engineering on projects.
  • Interface with clients and partner engineers to support project and business development needs. Work directly with clients and partners on projects and tasks to develop long-term relationships. Attend client development activities and functions.
  • Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Provide consultation in specialized areas related to treatment plant planning and design.
  • Communicate/present industry trends, competitive situations or technology/regulatory issues.
  • Support business development efforts and help in the pursuit of new projects. Contribute to the development of client proposals and project cost estimates.
  • Actively participate in professional organizations. Prepare and make presentations to clients and professional organizations.
  • Serve as a representative of Kiewit at meetings, presentations and public hearings/meetings relative to assigned projects.
  • Participate in improving company resources and tools to improve design production and efficiency.
  • Mentor Kiewit’s entry and mid-level engineers for skill development.  Review their progress and results.  Provide direction and coaching, as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemical, Mechanical, or Civil/Environmental Engineering
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in process development, conceptual and detailed design with a background in water/wastewater markets.
  • Must have Professional Engineer (PE) registration 
  • Understanding of federal, state and local regulations and requirements related to water characterization, treatment and discharge
  • Experience as process design engineering lead on design-build projects is preferred
  • Must be willing and available to accommodate intermittent travel (20-30% maximum expected)
  • Preferred experience utilizing AFT Fathom or AFT Arrow hydraulic simulation software (or equivalent) and/or experience with process modeling and simulation software applications such as Biowin, GPS-X, Hysys and/or Aspen, WatPro, AqMB, SIMBA etc.

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:  $139,000/yr - $133,000/yr
(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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