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Early Career Pavement Engineer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Denver, CO, US Lone Tree, CO, US

Requisition ID: 155508 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an immediate opening for a dynamic Pavement Engineer in our growing Design Engineering Services (DES) and Construction Engineering Services (CES) Groups based in Lone Tree, Colorado. Unique to this position are CES tasks that involve on-site pavement mixture production process control and quality assurance oversight. 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/Alternative delivery of infrastructure projects. 

Typical project deliverables include design reports, memorandums, and letters.  These deliverables provide technical analysis, technical interpretations, and professional recommendations; all these project deliverables are subject to KIE’s Design Quality Management Plan.  

The early career Pavement Engineer must be capable of working under the direction of a Professional Engineer on assignments that will increase in responsibility as experience and knowledge is gained. The successful candidate must also possess strong time-management skills and the ability to work with all team members (including seasonal interns and rotational staff). 

Pavement Engineering is a specialty engineering service that has high visibility with Project and district management; professionalism is always expected. Continued job-related learning (Kiewit University, Professional Engineer Continued Education, personal professional development) is encouraged and expected.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build/Alternative 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 exceed 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.

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This role will be based out of Kiewit’s Lone Tree, Colorado (South Denver area) office.  Opportunities for flexible work are available.


•    Perform pavement design tasks (e.g., AASHTO ’93, MEPDG)
•    Develop pavement construction specifications
•    Interpret/learn/apply client-specific design methodologies, specifications, and standards
•    Analysis of pavement profile, falling weight deflectometer, ground penetrating radar, and pavement friction testing equipment desired
•    Participate in interdisciplinary design coordination to ensure that project elements are compatible
•    Create preliminary pavement design concepts and alternatives for highways under the direction of a Senior Pavement Engineer
•    Collaborate with estimating and quantities take-off groups
•    Participate in quality control reviews, comment resolution meetings, and verify corrections are completed
•    Participate in project level meetings


•    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related field
•    Master’s degree with emphasis on pavements or transportation materials preferred
•    Successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam
•    Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
•    2+ years of civil/highway and/or pavement design experience
•    Experience performing field responsibilities in traffic-controlled work zones and/or construction sites
•    Experience developing reports and construction specifications for transportation projects
•    Working knowledge of Autodesk and/or Bentley CAD platforms preferred
•    Familiarity with design-build/alternative delivery is preferred

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

Base Compensation: $77,300 - $86,300 
(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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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