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Engineering Faculty Scholar - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers - Summer 2020


Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 93139 

Job Level: Internship 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Water/Waste Water 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

We pride ourselves on delivering quality projects on-time or ahead of schedule, and are known for our expertise in aggressively managing and building major construction projects with demanding schedules and complex work components. The objective of the Kiewit Scholars Program is to enrich the classroom experience of construction and engineering students by providing opportunities for selected faculty members to gain relevant engineering experience by working with Kiewit. Participating in this program is an investment in the future of the engineering industry, because current professional experience will enable the Faculty Scholar to be more effective in the classroom by being able to share recent and relevant work experiences.

Each educator will spend their Scholar Period on site of a construction project or within a Kiewit engineering District office with the intent of gaining relevant operations experience to bring back to their students. All the educators are supported by the Kiewit University Relations Program and the Placement District.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers (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 has offices in Colorado, Nebraska, Washington State, and Toronto, Canada offering expertise in structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, and materials disciplines.  Our engineering group is responsible for managing 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 and geotechnical engineers, members of our interdisciplinary engineering team, as well as estimators, schedules and construction experts to provide advice on construction methodology, risk and the design of temporary works. 


One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs. 


  • Be responsible for demonstrating the outcomes, professional skills and objectives of the scholar experience
  • Create a work plan that outlines the goals, objectives, and timelines of the scholar experience.
  • Execute agreed upon work plan to the best of your abilities with the guidance of a project manager.
  • Participate in bi-weekly check-in calls with your fellow faculty scholars.
  • Complete a mid and post experience evaluation to assess the impact of the experience on your learning.
  • Create two learning modules based on the knowledge gained from the experience. These modules will be shared with faculty partners via the Professor’s Portal.

What to Expect:

  • Travel the country
  • 9-12 months experience
  • Design complex projects
  • Make a profound impact

As a Faculty Scholar you’ll be introduced to a variety of office and engineering activities to develop your understanding of
construction and engineering. Work may consist of the following:

  • Develop task scopes, schedules and budgets for the design of complex hydraulic structures and drainage systems across North America
  • Assist with KIE hydraulic initiatives for quantity and quality metrics and work flows.
  • Assist with the development of technical risk assessment tools for drainage infrastructure and hydraulic structures.
  • Perform interdisciplinary reviews for coordination with other design disciplines.
  • Respond to Kiewit’s various Infrastructure Districts in support of drainage and hydraulics tasks as needed within a short time frame.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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