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Senior Structural Engineer - Hydro & Dams - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Laval, Quebec, CA Burnaby, British Columbia, CA Oakville, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 152120 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Water/Wastewater 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit has an immediate opening for a Senior Structural Engineer specializing in Hydropower and Dams (H&D) to lead its structural design team, as well as provide engineering planning and coordination duties for H&D projects. The candidate will work closely with an interdisciplinary team that includes civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, as well as estimators, schedulers and other construction professionals to provide various services to internal groups for the development of H&D projects.

Responsibilities will include leading and growing the structural design team dedicated to H&D projects, as well as supporting engineering integration, design management, business development efforts, proposal preparation, and contribution to construction estimating, scheduling, and planning efforts.
The successful candidate will bring energy, enthusiasm, and a focus on collaboration while providing technical, quality, and safety leadership on projects and pursuits. 

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 schedule, 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 leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceeds client expectations and furthers 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 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 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 Kiewit major hub locations across Canada (Laval, QC; Oakville, ON; Burnaby, BC) with travel as business necessitates to project sites and other offices.


Under the supervision of the Hydropower Design Manager:

  • Lead the dedicated H&D structural design team on projects, supported by the existing Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers’ structural design team (the latter not dedicated to H&D)
  • Act as a team leader for the members of the H&D structural design team. This includes:
    • Work planning and project assignment
    • Performing day-to-day management of the team members
    • Lead the growth of the team (staffing plan, recruiting, etc.)
    • Lead the development of the team (trainings, tools, etc.)
    • Mentoring and leading younger engineers in their technical development
  • Act as a project engineer/engineering integrator on selected H&D projects
  • Support in the coordination and management of selected H&D engineering projects
  • Support the growth of the H&D engineering team by participating in recruitment and integration efforts in other disciplines
  • Support the H&D business development efforts of Kiewit’s various Districts across North America.
  • Contribute to selected H&D technical proposals with scope definition, specification development, structural sketches, drawings and detailed designs
  • Support in the development of the H&D engineering team by building internal tools and processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering. A master’s degree or PhD is an asset.
  • 20+ years’ experience in structural engineering design for dams and hydropower projects 
  • Experience with project delivery models that include working directly with the contractor (one or several of Design-Build, Progressive Design-Build, Turn-key, I2PD, etc.)
  • License to practice engineering in at least one Canadian province OR one US state
  • Efficiency, client focus, initiative, ability to work independently and prioritize.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills. 
  • Very good communication in English, French is an asset
  • Hydraulic structures focused experience including: stability analyses, design of stability improvements to existing structures, structural design of new hydraulic structures (concrete dams, hydropower stations, spillways, sluiceways, weirs, locks, levies, etc.), condition assessment of existing hydraulic structures, structural design of repairs/refurbishments to existing hydraulic structures, dam safety assessments of hydraulic structures, etc.


Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

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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