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Civil Designer


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 123099 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are an innovative team of engineers and designers that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s module fabrication and construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc. is a full-service engineering firm serving oil, gas and chemical markets. Our combined staff of engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the LNG, midstream, refining, and petrochemical 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 oil, gas and chemical team, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPCC delivery model for dynamic process facilities. 


This position is based out of our Energy Corridor Office in Houston, TX.


•    Develop 3D models for grade surface, roads, paving, and drainage utilizing Autodesk Civil 3D Software and determine earth work volumes and calculations as required
•    Works independently and collaboratively to develop complex drawings utilizing full functionality of the software 
•    Provides solutions to complex problems utilizing industry and company standards
•    Capable of leading a team to complete design / tasks in an efficient and timely manner
•    Coordinate with multiple disciplines to develop accurate models and construction documents
•    Reviews and Check the work of other designers
•    Communicates effectively with supervisor and members of immediate department.


•    Associate degree or High School diploma + 2 years’ experience as a minimum.
•    10-18 year minimum relevant experience in civil design of land development, roadway design and civil engineering related projects. Oil & gas facility and/or midstream design experience preferred.
•    Strong technical background in general site civil design, drainage systems, grading and roads/paving. 
•    Knowledgeable in multiple engineering design software.  Autodesk Civil 3D experience is a must.
•    Extensive knowledge in creating and utilizing 3D grading surfaces required. 
•    Provides guidance, leadership and training to less experienced civil designers.
•    Leads small team to complete task/design on project.
•    Supports project teams and departments in a positive and productive manner. Works well with others to accomplish common goals and objectives. 

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: Houston

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