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Director, Mining & Mineral Processing- Kiewit Industrial Engineering


Denver, CO, US LoneTree, CO, US

Requisition ID: 125584 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Industrial Engineering (K-IND) is seeking a Senior-Level Process Engineer. We are looking for ideal candidates to grow the Kiewit team by helping establish, maintain, and improve company standards and tools while also utilizing these standards and tools to contribute to project success. Candidates shall have a minimum of 15+ years of experience in mechanical or process engineering, including specific experience with mining and minral processing. Candidates shall be familiar with current drawing and technical tools, programs, and software with an understanding of design documentation creation and layouts. Candidates shall be capable of exhibiting flexibility in work assignments while maintaining a growth mindset and continuing to develop in their technical and professional career.

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 Industrial Design Group, which includes process, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, geotechnical, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on EPC and design-build delivery of industrial projects in markets such as Food & Beverage, Consumer Products, Heavy Manufacturing, Industrial Buildings Industrial Water and Utilities. We have specialized expertise in plant floor process design, packaging, refrigerated/frozen facility design, and ammonia refrigeration systems. 


This position is based out of Lone Tree, CO.


•  Supports development of mid to major-sized project or proposals with no supervision.
•    Review and correct the work of engineers and designers to develop documents as needed.
•    Identify changes in scope of work during a small to major project and produces design changes and documents to stay within budget and schedule.
•    Generate new ways of thinking about and solving problems.
•    Perform detailed technical bid analyses for equipment typical for metals and other industrial facilities.
•    Generate and/or check design deliverables such as PFD’s, P&ID’s, process simulations, datasheets, and vendor shop drawings in accordance with industry codes and standards, contract requirements, and company standards.
•    Support the construction team including representing the design team on-site, answering RFI’s, providing creative design solutions, etc.
•    Coordinate with other design partners (both internal and external) including construction partners, equipment suppliers, and other engineers and designers assigned to the project or task and review work progress and results.
•    Work within a multi-disciplinary team of engineers within a budget and schedule to execute design and engineering on projects.
•    Develop schedules, work assignments, and staffing requirements to ensure successful project completion.


•    Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or chemical engineering or equivalent engineering program from an ABET accredited four-year university.
•    Professional Engineer (P.E.) preferred
•    A minimum of 15+ years of industry related engineering experience
•    Proficient in basic computing programs including the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
•    Train engineers as needed, plan work for team to accomplish objectives.
•    Continually improve efficiency and performance of team and processes.
•    Communicate effectively across all levels of organization.
•    Advise and provide perspectives from a variety of sources internally and externally to solve problems.  
•    Work well with others. Involves less experienced engineers in issues to foster training of others.
•    Develop and present work in well-constructed written and verbal presentations.  Clearly conveys messages and ideas, gains understanding.
•    Work collaboratively across departments and with field to solve problems.
•    Initiate meetings within own team, other disciplines or internal customers for clarity on work.
•    Support project teams and departments in a positive and productive manner. Works well with other to accomplish common goals and objectives. 
•    Travel 30 - 60% expected, will vary based on demands of the opportunity or project with some weeks greater and some weeks less

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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