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Lead Utility Designer (Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering)


Englewood, CO, US Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 104659 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an immediate opening for a dynamic Lead Utility Designer in our growing Design Engineering Group. 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 delivery of infrastructure projects. 

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering'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 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 Englewood, CO office (South Denver)

  • Work with a team of utilities designers to develop a set of system design requirements for the various design tools that will be needed to utilities design
  • Identify gaps between the current set of Kiewit tools and the design requirements and develop a plan to close the gaps
  • Maintain the files for utility locations, potholes and as-builts
  • Navigate through Project Wise to pull designer CAD files and check them with the Plan PDF’s to ensure accuracy, calculate additional Survey points for field crew layouts etc
  • Work with and support the Survey manager with calculations and insure the latest plans and digital files are being issued and used (QC Design files etc.)
  • Train new rotational employees through the surveying department
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Aided Design or equivalent work experienced required
  • 5+ years’ minimum relevant experience in utilities design
  • Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD and MicroStation
  • Communicates effectively across all levels of organization
  • Continuously improves efficiency and performance
  • Works well with others. Involves less experienced engineers in issues to foster training of others
  • Seeks out industry experts for advancing skill sets.
  • Actively seeks feedback from customers and takes action to improve processes
  • Proactively looks for solutions to improved quality, cost and safety

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.