Architect (Building Planner) - Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 169649 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering is seeking an Architect (Kiewit termed Building Planner) to be a part of our Building Group. The Architect (Building Planner) will work within the Industrial Buildings Group as part of an overall project team overseeing the building architectural design.

We are looking for ideal candidates to grow the Kiewit team by helping establish, maintain, and improve company standards and tools while also utilizing these standards and tools to contribute to project success. Candidates shall be familiar with current drawing and technical tools, programs, and software with an understanding of design documentation creation and layouts. Candidates shall be capable of exhibiting flexibility in work assignments while maintaining a growth mindset and continuing to develop in their technical and professional career.

District Overview

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! 


This position is based in our Lenexa, KS office.


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.


•    NCARB accredited Bachelor's or Master's degree in Architecture.
•    0-3 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.    #LI-IPLA

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 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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