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Early Career Structural Design Engineer - Kiewit Offshore Services


Ingleside, TX, US

Requisition ID: 96079 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an entry-level Structural 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. 

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 20 minutes outside of Corpus Christi.

  • Structural modeling and analysis of steel structures
  • Perform lift analysis and rigging design
  • Steel and concrete design
  • Preparation and review of engineering drawings
  • Preparation of engineering reports
  • Loadout analysis of structures
  • Preparation of barge ballast calculations
  • Participate in field operations
  • Develop erection sequences for structures
  • Four-year degree in Civil Engineering, experience in structural analysis and steel design is a plus
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organization/time management skills
  • Strong work ethic ‐ willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Software knowledge as a plus: Navisworks, AutoCAD, Bluebeam, and Mathcad

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.