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Lead Drainage Engineer, Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Westlake, TX, US Fort Worth, TX, US Grapevine, TX, US Irving, TX, US Dallas, TX, US

Requisition ID: 140440 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers has an immediate opening for a Lead Drainage Engineer in our growing Transportation Engineering group.  This role is located in Westlake, TX with the opportunity for flexible work.  In this role, you will lead other engineers and designers to execute Drainage designs for projects across North America including design-build, public-private partnerships (P3), and construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC).  We seek a great leader - one who knows how to coach, mentor, and motivate a team to perform at their optimum best delivering the best technical designs and solutions while continuing to be hands-on in the design process.  Your team will support design pursuits, and execute projects through final construction in Texas and other states.  


ENR released its 2022 Top 400 Contractor rankings. Kiewit ranks No. 3, up one spot from last year's No. 4 ranking. 
ENR Ranking: 
•    No. 1 - Domestic Heavy
•    No. 1 - Petroleum
•    No. 1 - Transportation
•    No. 2 - Power
•    No. 4 - Working Abroad
•    No. 20 - Domestic Building / Manufacturing


District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects.  Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedules, control costs, and minimize risk.  Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety.   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 best practices for all projects that we support.

Kiewit’s management and implementation of this process lead to safe, cost-effective, and innovative designs that exceed 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 satisfy you with 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 will be based out of our new office in Westlake, Texas.  Opportunities for flexible work are available. 


You will be responsible for drainage design, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis (using various models and methods), and preparation of design plans, reports and technical documentation, as well as  leading others in the delivery of drainage and H&H functions. 

Tasks may include (based on expertise):

•    Single-event and continuous rainfall modeling
•    Watershed analysis, hydrograph and peak discharge development and routing
•    Software experience includes: HEC-HMS, SWMM, TR-55, SBUH and HSPF method programs

•    Pavement drainage, culverts, storm systems, pump stations, bridge sizing and scour
•    Understanding of FHWA hydraulic engineering circulars and design series
•    Flood analysis and knowledge of the NFIP including CLOMR and LOMRs
•    Stormwater quantity / quality calculations, LID, NPDES compliance and erosion control
•    Software experience includes: HEC-RAS, HEC-GEORAS, HY-8, Culvert Master, Storm CAD, Civil Storm, Pond Pack, Flow Master, 2D experience helpful such as SRH-2D, FLO-2D

Drainage Design 
•    Development of drainage plans, profiles, specifications and estimates for transportation and water resources projects. This includes developing terrain, grading and other design components via models such as Inroads, Arc-GIS and other pre and post processing software packages
•    Software experience includes: MicroStation, AutoCAD, Arc-GIS, GEOPAK, Inroads, Civil3D, OpenRoads, HydroCAD.
•    3D modeling a plus.

As a Lead: 

Oversee production of drainage improvement plans and mentor/lead other more junior engineers/designers.  Provide Engineer of Record stamp of approval
Compilation of permits and reports for approval by regulating agencies
Establish and track project scopes, schedules, and budgets
Support our "get work" proposal activities and 



•    BS or MS in Civil Engineering
•    12+ years experience in drainage production design, hydrology, hydraulics, water resources.  Must have experience with US transportation projects.  
•    Design-Build project experience required.  Experience with TxDOT highly desired
•    Must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization and support project efforts.
•    The candidate will possess strong project management skills including: scope development, schedule management and earned value management.
•    Must have experience leading others  - (lead plan production, specifications, estimate and drainage design development and will be responsible / in charge of engineering work and will be the Engineer of Record for final design projects).
•    PE license required
•    This position includes occasional travel to project offices and work sites up to 25%.



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.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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 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.

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