Senior Drainage Engineer, Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Vancouver, WA, US

Requisition ID: 171611 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We have an immediate opening for a Senior Drainage Engineer in our growing Design Engineering Services Group for our growing Bellevue, WA design team.  If you have expertise in drainage/water resources engineering and looking for career growth with opportunities to lead teams - apply today!  

As a Senior Drainage Engineer, you will be leading and mentoring engineers/designers and collaborating with our other design centers to provide drainage and water resources engineering expertise and designs for design/build and other alternative delivery projects across North America. At Kiewit, you will lead a team of drainage engineers, focused on safe and compliant designs that minimizes risks and quantities and remain on schedule.  Kiewit provides a strong sense of community, challenging projects, and teams that thrive on collaboration, and innovation.  Leading a team at Kiewit, means 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.  Be a part of a company that offers you a variety of projects across North America including design-build and progressive design-build projects and pursuits.


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 role will be based out of our Vancouver, WA office location, with the flexibility to work remotely as coordinated with the direct manager. Additionally, there may be occasional travel to job locations and Kiewit’s Lone Tree Office for mentoring junior staff.


  • Lead Stormwater Design on our WSDOT Fish Passage Program.
  • Guide and mentor teams responsible for completing engineering assignments in support of civil design build projects that includes drainage design, detailed hydrologic and hydraulic analysis (using various models and methods), preparation of design plans, reports and technical memoranda.   
  • Lead others in various design areas which could include:  hydraulics, pavement drainage, culverts, storm systems, scour and revetment design (supporting bridge design), sediment transport, and stream restoration/embankment stabilization.
  • Execute and lead plan production, specifications, estimates and drainage design development and may be responsible / in charge of engineering work and will be the Engineer of Record for final design projects.
  • Guide engineering teams in interdisciplinary design coordination to ensure that drainage project elements are compatible.
  • Develop project communications on status of designs/analysis, lead/attend project technical meetings and provide coordination to resolve design issues.
  • Provide oversight and direction to the design team, while providing Supervision, mentoring of mid-level and junior staff .
  • Lead a team of experienced staff, promote staff development through training, mentoring, and career planning.
  • Oversee/create preliminary design concepts and alternatives for drainage designs, leading quality control reviews, and ensuring corrections are completed.


  • BS or MS in Civil Engineering, Water Resources (or similar field)
  • Active PE license required, State of WA PE is highly desired.
  • 15+ years’ experience in drainage and civil design.
  • At least 10 years of experience in Washington drainage design, water resources, hydraulics, hydraulics or hydrology in the fields of transportation or land development 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience within last 5 years specifically focused on WSDOT Highway Drainage Design is required
  • Fish Stream Design experience is a plus.
  • Design/Build experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Storm water management, (water quality & runoff control), and temporary drainage and erosion control design during construction.

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: $150,000 - $165,000

(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 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: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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