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Design Engineering Manager - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA Toronto, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 126799 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an immediate opening for a dynamic Senior Design Architectural / Engineering Manager in our growing Design Build Group. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail, and materials disciplines, 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. 

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 can be based out of our Canada offices in Burnaby or Toronto.


•    Leads and manage technical teams for assigned design disciplines during a pursuit or final design projects
•    Responsible for completion of project design tasks within engineering disciplines, in accordance with project design criteria and project management plans
•    Ensures Kiewit's Standard Operating Procedures are communicated and followed
•    Controls cost of the design and all engineering services
•    Manages quantities and constructability throughout the design process for assigned design discipline
•    Has the flexibility to work within multiple design discipline
•    Monitors and reports progress against design schedule
•    Partners with design discipline lead and construction estimator/superintendent to meet project objectives
•    Mentor junior staff with technical and professional development
•    Design quality management plan champion for the engineering design team
•    Develop project budgets, schedules and staffing plans for KIE final design projects


•    Bachelor’s degree or greater in Architecture, Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering with a focus on transportation; Architecture preferred
•    Licensed Professional Engineer with ability to obtain in other states as the project may require.
•    10+ years of directly related experience in delivery of design-build and/or P3 projects in both the pre- and post-award phases. At least five of these years in the Project Manager/Design Manager position with project management responsibility on large complex multidisciplinary projects. Prior work experience on transportation project valuing $100M+
•    Proven experience in infrastructure facilities; and experience in delivery of projects in other transportation service sectors (rail & transit, aviation and ports) is desired.
•    5 or more years of managing a design team of at least 5 or more
•    Strong organizational and time management skills
•    Strong written and verbal communications skills
•    Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
•    Strong work ethic and willing to do what it takes to get the job done
•    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team 
•    Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment
•    The ability to travel when required 

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

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