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Architect (Building Planner)

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 155585 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit is currently searching for an architect (Kiewit termed Building Planner) to be a part of a top 10 construction company and engineering firm, building multi-million-dollar power, industrial, oil and gas, water and transit projects.

District Overview


The architect (Building Planner) will work within the Industrial Buildings Group as part of an overall project team overseeing the building architectural design. The Industrial Buildings Group is a diverse group of architects and engineers, as a part of Kiewit Engineering, Inc., and is responsible for all phases of the project life cycle for all buildings within Kiewit projects. The architect is responsible for managing fast paced projects including coordination and collaboration with in-house project engineers and contractors for successful execution of building estimates, conceptual design, construction documents and construction administration.

With Kiewit, you will have many different opportunities to grow along many different paths. Kiewit is truly about the people and growing individuals to be their best. The knowledge and experience you will gain at Kiewit will prepare you for wherever your career path takes you. 
Kiewit is currently developing their young architectural team, and what that architectural team looks like for the future. If you want to be on the forefront of developing that team, you will not be disappointed! 
 

Location

This position is based out of our Lenexa, KS office.

Responsibilities

How does this affect you and your career growth!
•    Receive opportunities to program and develop conceptual building designs. 
•    Gain knowledge of the building codes, comprehend how to produce a code analysis and apply it to life safety plans while communicating findings with the team.
•    Understand construction estimating while working with the project team developing architectural packages to obtain construction building costs for proposals.
•    Ensure the project complies with Kiewit standards while maintaining budget and schedule by utilizing team tools and processes. 
•    Sit side-by-side and coordinate with in-house electrical, HVAC, plumbing and structural engineers for complete building design.
•    Learn how to write and develop project specifications with specification software.
•    Opportunities to assist with technical construction bid analysis reviews and determining practicality of the bid proposals.
•    Learn and gain experience with the value engineering process and provide alternative recommendations to the project team as they relate to associated construction costs.
•    Develop methods in guiding architectural designers with architectural packages.
•    Gain familiarity and confidence in understanding the workflow required to estimate, bid and construct buildings in an Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC), and Design-Build environment.
•    Understand the construction administration process of submittals, RFI’s, construction questions and field support.

Qualifications


•    NCARB accredited bachelor's degree in architecture.
•    1-3 years of experience.
•    Strong communication skills with the ability to critically think.
•    Self-starter with a self-driven work ethic.
•    Flexible and willing to be highly adaptable in the position to address the needs of the architectural team.
•    Experience with Revit, and an understanding of Microsoft Office applications, and Bluebeam.

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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.


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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