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Senior Structural Design Engineer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 104061 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are an innovative team of engineers and designers that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s module fabrication 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.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,300 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.


Our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, transit, 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.


We are an innovative team of design engineers that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s 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.


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. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.



This position is based out of our Burnaby, BC office. 


•    Prepare designs for assigned structure(s) including research, system selection, analysis, drawing preparation and specification preparation on projects ranging from moderate to large in size and complexity.  
•    Apply department and industry standards to oversee the preparation of calculations, project drawings, and project specifications.
•    Work effectively with the CAD/BIM team to produce design and construction drawings.
•    Incorporate requirements of Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) contracts, customer Requests for Proposals (RFPs), professional service agreements, or other contractual requirements ensuring projects meet or exceed project goals.
•    Research new methods and adapt current processes and work-flows as necessary to successfully execute project deliverables.
•    Serve as Structures Lead on multi-disciplinary projects, directing and overseeing the work of the structures team.
•    Lead the coordination effort with internal and external partners including other disciplines, construction, vendors, fabricator(s), and owners to address structural-related issues or concerns. 
•    Oversee the development of Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) for design changes and recommend changes for standards or process improvements as needed. 
•    Reliably complete own and supervised tasks according to the agreed upon schedule. 
•    Prepare, monitor, and update project plans, schedules, and budgets (including staffing needs) for project management and department management.
•    Mentor, direct and review the work of entry and mid-level employees for skills development, review progress and results, and provide direction and coaching as needed. 
•    Support department managers in setting and achieving performance goals for the department.
•    Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all project team members and stakeholders (internal and external to Kiewit).
•    Other tasks as assigned.


•    At least 10 years’ experience in structural engineering analysis and design.
•    Functional in utilizing spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and computer operations
•    Knowledgeable in popular engineering software used to produce drawings/sketches (e.g., Autocad), perform finite element structural analysis (e.g., CSiBridge) and prepare engineering calculations (e.g., Mathcad).
•    Experience with a range of bridge types (e.g., slab-on-girder, truss, arch or cable-supported) and materials (e.g., steel, precast and cast-in-place concrete or composite construction) will be an asset. 
•    Experience designing and detailing all typical bridge components, including superstructures, substructures, foundations and articulation systems will be an asset.
•    Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in civil, structural or architectural engineering from an accredited four-year college or university program. The anticipated complexity of assignments will make a master’s or PhD degree an asset.  
•    Licensed Professional Engineer (or qualifications to become licensed imminently).

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.