Architect- Industrial Building Group


Lenexa, KS, US Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 166448 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit is currently searching for a Mid-Level Architect to be a part of a top 10 construction company and engineering firm, building multi-million-dollar power, industrial, oil, gas, water, and transit projects. This role is located in Lenexa, KS or Houston, TX, with the opportunity for flexible work.


The Architect works within the Industrial Buildings Group as part of an overall project team overseeing the building's 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 manages fast-paced projects, including coordination and collaboration with in-house project engineers and contractors to successfully execute building estimates, conceptual design, and construction documents and administration.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering consulting and design firm serving a broad range of the industrial markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,700 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the industrial, transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Our operations-focused engineering provides our clients with safe and efficient facilities, and it integrates our 130 years of construction experience to finish projects on time and to make sure that Nobody Gets Hurt. 


Our rapidly growing Industrial Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, geotechnical, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on EPC and design-build delivery of industrial projects in markets such as Food & Beverage, Mineral Processing, Renewable Fuels, Pulp and Paper, Steel & Aluminum, Industrial Buildings, and Industrial Energy, Water and Utilities. 


This position is based out of our Lenexa, KS or Houston, TX office. Opportunities for flexible work are available.


  • Responsible for completing life safety and code analysis by reviewing codes and standards, coordinating related design items with Authority Having Jurisdiction, and communicating findings with the team.
  • Manage the architectural design for the buildings, and ensure the project complies with Kiewit standards while maintaining budget and schedule.
  • Coordinate with electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and structural design engineers for complete building design.
  • Support, inform, and advise the project team and client on the building design as it develops.
  • Experience with specification writing. 
  • Assist in providing technical bid analysis reviews during the bid period and determining the practicality of submittals.
  • Have experience with the value engineering process, and provide alternative recommendations to the project team regarding project budgets and associated construction costs.
  • Manage and maintain project schedules, direct and manage the architectural team.
  • Mentor entry-level architectural staff.
  • Familiar and confident in understanding the workflow required to estimate, bid, and construct buildings in an Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) and Design-Build environment.
  • Experience with checking and navigating 3D models for interferences and constructability.
  • Experience with construction administration activities.
  • Perform field work as required for project execution.


  • Bachelor's degree in architecture.
  • At least 6 years' of architecture experience.
  • Experience with execution of all building project design phases from concept to construction.
  • Experience with estimating support for construction projects.
  • Understanding pre-engineered metal buildings for projects is a plus.
  • Proficient in Revit, AutoCAD Architecture, Microsoft Office applications, Bluebeam, and Navisworks.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Registered Architect with a current license preferred. 
  • NCARB Certification preferred.


Kiewit is genuinely about the people and encouraging individuals to achieve their personal and career goals. With Kiewit, you have different opportunities to grow your professional career while enjoying a family atmosphere. 
Kiewit is currently developing its young architectural team, and you have the opportunity in helping to develop that team. You won't be disappointed! 



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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