Stream Design Engineer


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

Requisition ID: 168214 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering has an immediate opening for a dynamic Stream Design Engineer in our growing Design Engineering Services (DES) Group.  The Stream Design Engineer will perform hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, design, and construction support on an interdisciplinary team including: geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, roadway engineers, environmental scientists, estimators, schedulers and construction experts to perform engineering analysis, design, and estimates in support of design-build pursuits and ongoing projects.  You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail/transit and systems, and materials disciplines and 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 in Washington and beyond.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering Group's Design Build Management Team are attracting 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.  Given the inherent size and risk profile of 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 North America.  Our staff collaborate and share collective 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 will have ample opportunities 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 benefits, a wealth-building 401(k) plan, and unbeatable project and growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, your are ensuring a lifetime of success..



This position is based out of either our Bellevue or Federal Way location with up to 25% travel as business necessitates. Open to Hybrid work schedule. 


Responsibilities include determining stream flows and tidal effect, stream restoration with large woody material (LWM) placement with and without anchor systems design, stream or river embankment stabilization, floodplain analysis, geomorphology, zero rise analysis, scour  analysis, streambed material design, backwater analysis, and estuary design.  

•   Develops advance solutions to complex issues. 
•   Proactively identifies gaps in design and provides solutions.
•   Develops major project or proposal with minimal supervision.
•   Supports major project/proposal pursuits.
•   Reviews and corrects the work of engineers and designers to develop documents as needed.
•   Resolves conflicting requirements and approaches across discipline lines as needed.
•   Assists others to structure and solve technical issues.
•   Improves existing processes by using different approaches/methods.
•   Generates multiple alternatives before settling on a solution.
•   Develops creative solutions to complex problems.
•   Collaborates with others to determine best solution internally and externally.
•   Serves as Kiewit representative in external organization and committees.
•   Identifies changes in scope of work during a large project and produces documents to stay within budget and schedule.
•   Generates new ways of thinking about and solving problems.
•   Leads  quality check of engineering and design of major projects to ensure accuracy. 
•   Sets the example for exceptional performance.
•   Leads hydraulic design task force meetings.
•   Leads a stream team that consists of engineers, geomorphologists, and biologist from Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering Group and third-party design firms.
•  Serves as a mentor to young engineers and technical staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and /or Environmental Engineering minimum. MSCE preferably.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Washington is required.
  • 8 years minimum drainage and relevant experience required with minimum of 5 years of stream design, grading, stream restoration with LWM placement with and without anchor system design; embankment stabilization, flood plain analysis. geomorphology, zero rise analysis, scour analysis, streambed material designing, backwater analysis, and estuary design.
  • WSDOT certification required.
  • Experience with at least one fish passage project for WSDOT in past year required.
  • Hydrology and hydraluic specialty design is required.
  • Supported a minimum of one sestuary design projects in the last 5 years.
  • Experience and current knowledge of procedures for scour analysis as recommended by FHWA.
  • Travel <25% expected.
  • Communicates effectively across all levels of organization.
  • Works collaboratively across departments and involves others in solving problems. Initiates meetings within own team, other disciplines or internal customers for clarity on work.
  • Serves as technical resouce to projects and estimating.
  • Advises and provides perspectives froma variety of sources internally and externally to solve problems.


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: $140,000 - $170,000 
(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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