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Drainage Design Engineer, Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Westlake, TX, US Fort Worth, TX, US Dallas, TX, US Grapevine, TX, US Irving, TX, US

Requisition ID: 138579 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We Design it – and We Build it!  Join a company that demonstrates expertise in both Design Engineering and Construction and excels in alternative project delivery.  This role is located in Westlake, TX with the opportunity for flexible work.  With us, you will have the opportunity solve complex drainage challenges to work on a diverse portfolio of landmark projects and see your designs come to life during final construction! 


In this role, you will work with on a team with all levels of drainage engineers performing drainage design and related analyses for a variety of projects across North America including design-build, public-private partnerships (P3), and construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC). Our more Senior Drainage Engineers lead and mentor other more junior engineers and interns and may lead a project or subset of a project.  Our drainage/hydrology engineers work on an interdisciplinary team, with geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, roadway engineers, estimators, schedulers, and construction experts to perform engineering analysis and design in support of pursuits and ongoing projects around the country.


ENR released its 2022 Top 400 Contractor rankings. Kiewit ranks No. 3, up one spot from last year's No. 4 ranking. 
•    No. 1 - Domestic Heavy
•    No. 1 - Petroleum
•    No. 1 - Transportation
•    No. 2 - Power
•    No. 4 - Working Abroad
•    No. 20 - Domestic Building / Manufacturing

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 is based out of our new Westlake, TX office.  Opportunities for flexible work are available.  


You will be part of the Drainage design team responsible for production design engineering functions which include drainage design, detailed hydrologic and hydraulic analysis (using various models and methods), and preparation of design plans, reports and technical memoranda.  Expect to be hands on involved in design, supporting plan production, specifications, estimates and other deliverables, but also leading other junior engineers/designers in their tasks.  More Senior level candidates with considerable experience on design/build projects, may also lead a segment of a project or an entire projects as well as be the Engineer of Record for final design projects. 

Typical deliverables will include: 

•    Perform analysis (and lead others) in Pavement drainage, culverts, storm systems, for highway and transit drainage
•    Perform (and lead others) on Stormwater quantity / quality calculations, LID, NPDES compliance and erosion control
•    Use various Software to perform analysis (examples: HEC-RAS, HEC-GEORAS, HY-8, CulvertMaster, StormCAD, CivilStorm, PondPack, FlowMaster, 2D experience helpful such as SRH-2D, FLO-2D)

Drainage Design 
•    Development of drainage plans, profiles, specifications and estimates, reports, schedules for transportation and water resources projects. This includes developing terrain, grading and other design components via models such as Inroads, Arc-GIS and other pre and post processing software packages.  (May also oversee more junior engineers/designers in these functions).
•    Software experience includes: MicroStation, AutoCAD, Arc-GIS, GEOPAK, Inroads, Civil3D, OpenRoads, HydroCAD.



•    BS or MS in Civil Engineering
•    7+ years drainage design and related analyses is required.  (Experience with either Transportation, land development, water resources or environmental projects is acceptable).  Experience leading other engineers/designers highly desired and an interest in a leadership role is required for more senior level positions.  
•    Design-Build project experience preferred;  Experience with TxDOT highly desired.
•    Must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization and support project efforts.
•    The candidate will possess strong project management skills including: scope development, schedule management and earned value management.
•    Willing to be hands-on to support plan production, specifications, estimate and drainage design development and will be responsible / in charge of engineering work and will be the Engineer of Record for final design projects.
•    Must have P.E. License
•    This position includes occasional travel to project offices and work sites as needed.  


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.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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 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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