Civil Design Engineer, Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Bellevue, WA, US Federal Way, WA, US Seattle, WA, US

Requisition ID: 170051 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are an innovative team of infrastructure design engineers and designers that supports projects throughout North America. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s engineers and construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence. We have openings for a variety of Civil Engineers for either Roadway, Highway or Drainage Engineers in our up-and-coming Design Engineering Services Group in Bellevue, WA. You will have the opportunity to work on our design-build and progressive design build transportation projects and pursuits beyond the Northwest area.  If you have expertise or interest to dive into highway, transportation, or drainage/water resources engineering with opportunity for career growth to lead teams, or work into a design management role - apply today!  For transportation and/or traffic engineers that has performed civil design work and interested to explore any of our Civil Engineer opportunity, we would be open to considering your application.
Kiewit provides our design engineers the opportunity to see their designs come to life! You’ll be exposed to construction means and methods, and estimating which leads to increased expertise in construction focused engineering (construction engineering and/or final  design) giving the successful candidate a unique opportunity to learn from experienced engineers and builders about what makes a great design.  You will see projects from initiation and concept refinement to final engineering and be able to follow projects through construction and closeout. 

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers' 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 Bellevue office location.  We offer relocation assistance to the area. 


You will be a key member of our design team, responsible for completing engineering assignments that include and/or roadway, highway or drainage design.  You can expect to develop designs; and prepare plans, reports, and technical memoranda. Other general responsibilities can include but not be limited to:

  • Lead highway and civil design tasks, acting in responsible charge as needed
  • 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 surface models utilizing OpenRoads Designer, Civil 3D and/or other similar design software.
  • Oversee/create drainage models using OpenRoads Designer, CivilStorm, Civil 3D or similar drainage design software programs
  • Participate in interdisciplinary design coordination to ensure that project elements are compatible among disciplines
  • Create preliminary design concepts and alternatives for roadway, highway, storm drain systems, and other 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


  • BS or MS in Civil Engineering 
  • Active PE license 
  • 4+ years’ experience in either roadway, highway, transportation, drainage design, water resources, hydraulics, hydraulics or hydrology in transportation or land development.
  • Working knowledge of AASHTO, A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 7th Edition,
  • Working knowledge of USDOT/FHWA, MUTCD for Streets and Highways, 2009 Edition,
  • Working knowledge of AASHTO, Roadside Design Guide, 4th Edition,
  • Design/Build experience preferred
  • Experience developing construction plans for transportation projects is preferred
  • Experience using Autodesk and/or Bentley CAD platforms
  • Software experience in one of following design tools:  HEC-RAS, HEC-GEORAS, HY-8, CulvertMaster, StormCAD, CivilStorm, PondPack, FlowMaster, HEC-HMS, SWMM, HydroCAD, 
  • Must have strong written/verbal communication skills
  • 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: 114,000 - $130,000

(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: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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