Marine Temporary Structures Engineer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineer


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 171366 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering has an opening for a dynamic Experienced Marine Engineer in our Construction Engineering Services (CES) Group. The ideal candidate will be a part of a growing team that supports all aspects of the construction process by performing innovative design engineering through brainstorming conceptual designs, performing and/or reviewing structural calculations, marine engineering calculations, developing plans, scheduling tasks to meet client needs, as well as mitigating risk to keep our construction crews safe. With recent acquisitions and market growth Kiewit is poised to be a premier marine contractor throughout North America.


Our Construction Engineering Services (CES) Group consists of innovative design engineers whose expertise in designing and building temporary structures adds value to the success of our clients’ projects. Additionally, CES provides on-site engineering and coordination support through leading and collaborating with Kiewit’s construction teams.  

Our CES group supports design-build tasks that include: Bridge erection & demolition, Cofferdam design, Critical crane lifts, Erection sequencing & staged construction analysis, Hoisting and jacking, Deep foundations and dewatering, Excavation support, Marine engineering, Pile drive analysis, Ductwork analysis, Falsework design, Temporary bridge & trestle, CES estimate support, Working surface design, On-site engineering support.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of our company that offers a variety of services, including temporary and permanent design services for current projects and new project pursuits in the United States and Canada. Our design services group offers expertise in structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, and materials disciplines. Our engineering group is responsible for engineering assignments in support of Kiewit’s construction projects in both the United States and Canada. As part of the engineering group, you will have the opportunity to work with other structural, geotechnical, and marine engineers, members of our interdisciplinary engineering team, as well as estimators, schedulers, and construction experts to provide advice on construction methodology, risk, and the design of temporary works.

Our participation leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence. Particularly on 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 the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and design best practices for all projects that we support.
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 RRSP plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.


This position is based out of our Burnaby office.


•    Perform design reviews and evaluate constructability. Independently performs work that requires conventional engineering but may also perform more complex engineering work with higher level technical supervision. Conduct technical evaluations of structural analysis and load calculations to ensure the sound design and compliance meeting requirements. 
•    Plans, schedules, conducts, or coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope. 
•    Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements. 
•    Design and prepare engineering reports and related documentation, and devises charts and graphs to record results.
•    Utilize computers including the Microsoft Office Suite for reviewing and compiling information for data entry and transferring files and electronic/digital scans. Experience in maintaining, organizing, tracking the status, and prioritizing engineering documents (both physical and electronic records). 
•    Resolve technical issues and manage information generated through the design and construction phases of multiple and concurrent projects. Work requires a broad knowledge of precedents in the specialty area and a good knowledge of and practices of related specialties carried out by others. 
•    Work closely with junior and senior engineers to research compliance specifications and technical design issues including, but not limited to, hydrostatics, stability, structural engineering, soil-structure interactions, to report findings and to recommend possible solutions.


•    Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Structural Engineering or related field is required.
•    Marine background and experience is required. 
•    Professional Engineer licensure or eligibility within Canada or the United States.
•    5+ years is preferred marine / naval /structural engineering experience preferred. 
•    Experience with design of waterfront structures such as wharves, marine cofferdams, basic naval architecture such as simple stability analysis, roll-on roll-off, and marine transport all preferred.
•    Ability to analyze and interpret technical drawings, industry journals, documents & regulations such as ABS, Lloyds, DMV etc., and industry standards such as CSA, AISC, ACI, etc.
•    Specific technical knowledge of hydrostatics, vessel stability, soil-structure interaction, and structural analysis.
•    Experience with engineering design software will be an advantage; this includes AutoCAD, BlueBeam, MathCAD, Revit, RISA-3D, General HydroStatics (GHS) etc.
•    Experience with working in a team setting.
•    Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with individuals at all levels of the organization.
•    Strong inter-personal skills and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
•    Ability to organize and handle multiple project assignments.
•    Ability to travel/TDY assignments and/or relocate based on business needs.
•    Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment.

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: $72,593 - $111,431
(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 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 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.

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