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Sr Communications System Engineer (Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering)


Englewood, CO, US

Requisition ID: 101404 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering has an immediate opening for a dynamic Senior Communications Systems Engineer in our growing Rail and Transit Group based in Englewood, CO. The Senior Communications Systems Engineer will work on an interdisciplinary team including: geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, roadway engineers, estimators, schedulers and construction experts to perform engineering analysis, design, and estimates in support of design-build pursuits and ongoing projects.

You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail/transit and systems, 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

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering Group’s Design Build Management team are driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects to manage their multi-disciplined design teams to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk. Our construction-driven engineers analyze root causes and resolve design issues before they impact schedule and budget. Particularly on large design-build projects, 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 design best practices for all projects that we support.


Our participation leads to 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. We will train you, develop your skills, and allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch 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 Englewood, CO (South Denver) Office.

  • Support manager for all facets of communications system engineering effort
  • Develop the scope of work for communications system engineering tasks 
  • Support manager for related schedules and budgets for assigned project elements; monitor progress against schedule and budget requirements; and identify and document changes in scope
  • Determine the applicable scope of work for procurement of materials and equipment, procurement schedules and budgets for assigned project buy outs; monitor progress to maintain those procurements; and interface with procurement and subcontract personnel to facilitate the bid process
  • Support manager for coordinating work among other discipline leads towards successful deliverables and completion of projects
  • Prepare and/or review technical reports and documentation of activity for the client and project management
  • Produce detail design plans for all communications and network systems to support the communications related equipment. 
  • Perform studies to support the deployment of various communications systems.
  • Manage third party subcontractors to complete necessary detail design communication activities 
  • Ability to select technology, devices, equipment and/or components to meet performance requirements.  
  • Assess potential outside design consultants.
  • Provide guidance for Intermediate and Junior Engineer/Designer and subcontracting arrangements as well as evaluate estimated design costs.
  • Other supporting tasks deemed necessary by the senior leadership
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive work experience and thorough understanding of the following, but not limited to;
    • Communications system design, and construction. This includes, but not limited to, the Network backbone, the Fiber optic network, Network architecture and configuration, Public Address, Passenger Information System, CCTV, IP-PBX System, Access Control system, Maintenance Management System, AFC (Automatic Fare Collection) system, Radio system, Network interface with safety critical and auxiliary systems, 
    • Regulations and standards for communications system design, operation, and maintenance
    • Communications system project and/or construction management
    • Engineering and contract management 
    • Systems integration management
    • Intermediate to advanced understanding of other subsystems such as train control, supervisory control/ SCADA, traction power, tunnel ventilation, and auxiliary electrical systems
    • Intermediate to advanced understanding of on-board/ wayside interface
    • Intermediate to advanced understanding, at minimum of communications system aspect of train control technologies such as ATC, PTC, and CBTC
  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, communications engineering, electronics engineering, information systems engineering or equivalent work experience. Master’s degree in engineering is preferred.
  • Ability to travel as business requires (estimated 50%)

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.