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Geomorphologist, Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Federal Way, WA, US Seattle, WA, US

Requisition ID: 142785 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering has an immediate opening for a Fluvial Geomorphologist in our growing Geotechnical Group.  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 and 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 in Washington and beyond.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering Group's Design Build Management Team are attracting 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.  Given the inherent size and risk profile of 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 North America.  Our staff collaborate and share collective 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 will have ample opportunities 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 401(k) plan, and unbeatable project and growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, your are ensuring a lifetime of success..



This position is to be based out of our upcoming Bellevue, WA office. May be eligible for relocation assistance if home base is 50 miles from office and/or an hour plus of commuting time. 


  • Leading/guiding stream restoration or fish passage correction projects in Western Washington
  • Assessing channel stability and watershed conditions, including producing hydraulics basis of design reports, floodplain analyses, channel migration analyses, sediment transport studies, etc. 
  • Applying Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) design standards and Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) guidelines
  • Overseeing and guiding Preliminary Hydraulic Design (PHD) and Final Hydraulic Design (FHD) documentation for WSDOT fish passage projects
  • Guiding stream restoration or fish passage correction projects which includes, site assessment, watershed assessment, streambed design, habitat features and scour analysis
  • Supporting preparation of Design-Build contracts for WSDOT Facilitates and engages in project delivery at all levels as needed
  • Developing stream restoration and enhancement recommendations
  • Foster team performance and value delivered to the client
  • Providing technical guidance to staff


  • Bachelor’s degree in Geological Sciences, Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, or related field 
  • 8+ years of assessing channel stability and watershed conditions, including producing hydraulics basis of design reports, floodplain analyses, channel migration analyses, sediment transport studies, etc. 
  • Familiarity with WSDOT design standards and WDFW guidelines is required
  • Licensed Engineer or Geologist in the State of Washington or ability to obtain license within 6 months
  • Must have design and construction experience with stream restoration including geomorphic stream assessments, stream grading, step-pool design and construction, LWM placement and bank stabilization design
  • Travel <25% expected 


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: $92,091 - $138,137 
(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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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