Kiewit Offshore Services - Design Engineer 1


Ingleside, TX, US

Requisition ID: 172033 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an Entry Level Design Engineer, you will be a part of a growing team that supports all aspects of the construction process by performing innovative design engineering through brainstorming conceptual designs, performing and/or reviewing structural calculations, developing plans, scheduling tasks to meet client needs, as well as mitigating risk to keep our construction crews safe. This role is located in Ingleside, TX. 

District Overview

Kiewit Offshore Services, a district (or business unit) of Kiewit Corporation that builds structurally complex jackets and topsides for offshore oil drilling rigs. Located in Ingleside, TX, 20 minutes outside of Corpus Christi, the 550-acre fabrication yard is the workplace of 300 staff employees and 1400 craft employees who work in the yard year-round. The projects built by Kiewit Offshore Services require significant equipment planning, detailed cost estimates and schedules, a commitment to safety by all employees, and are truly unforgettable.

The Kiewit Offshore Services team is a diverse, tight knit group that enjoys fun team building events such as deep-sea fishing, golfing, and sporting events throughout the year. The employees are extremely schedule driven, high-energy, friendly, and hard workers. Within the Oil, Gas & Chemical Industry, their teams are the best evidenced by the countless project opportunities from owners who seek their expertise when challenged with complex projects. Kiewit Offshore Service leaders are seeking employees who would enjoy living in Southern Texas, ready for a fast-paced career, trainable, and can work well within a diverse team.


This position is based out of Ingleside, TX. (Corpus Christi, TX area)


•     Performs basic calculations under the supervision of a more senior engineer. Seeks out more experienced engineer for guidance and expertise.
•     Has solid foundation of engineering basics (statistics, trigonometry, algebra) and the critical thinking skills necessary to apply this knowledge.  
•     Expand knowledge through training and work experience.
•     Learn codes and standards to complete assignments.
•     Utilize structural engineering software in day-today activities.
•     Perform non-routine technical assignments of limited scope related to lift plans, transport plans, loadouts, etc.
•     Perform tasks according to company procedures, industry codes, and regulations.
•     Work cooperatively with staff and craft of all disciplines to ensure designs are practical, efficient, and implementable.
•     Perform lift analysis and work with drafters to produce field drawings (lifting points, rigging, cranes, sequencing).
•     Participate in field operations and perform inspections.



•     Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Structural, Mechanical, or Marine engineering program from an ABET accredited four-year program
•     0-2 years' minimum relevant experience
•     Knowledgeable in engineering software - AutoCAD, MathCAD, Bentley SACS (preferred).
•     Travel < 25% expected.
•     Receives direction from more experienced engineer.
•     Adjusts to varying demands of work and able to be agile to manage workload based on activity.
•     Communicates effectively orally and in writing.  Presents ideas clearly and in a professional manner.
•     Effectively participates in a team environment. Accepts direction from the team. Individually contributes to success of the team.
•     Develops cooperative working relationships and open communication within and across groups, to work towards solutions that benefit all involved parties.  Seeks expertise, advice and perspectives from a variety of sources.
•     Consults with senior team members to receive direction for internal customers. 
•     Able to manage responsibilities and meet deadlines under supervision.


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.

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