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Geotechnical Engineer for Ground Improvement/Tunneling - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 111819 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit is seeking a Mid-Level Geotechnical Engineer responsible for technical engineering assignments in support of Kiewit Corporation’s business across the US and Canada. The primary duties of this engineer will focus on design, field support, and testing of ground improvement techniques with a secondary focus on tunneling. A strong technical and practical background in ground improvement and geotechnical engineering is required. Experience in tunneling is desired but not required. The successful candidate should possess excellent communication skills as well as an ability to work well in a team environment.


The Mid-Level Geotechnical Engineer will work with an interdisciplinary team that includes structural, roadway, drainage and materials engineers as well as estimators, schedulers and other construction professionals in Kiewit’s Construction Districts, including Kiewit’s own Specialty Foundation Division and Tunneling Division, to develop economical and technically sound ground improvement and tunneling solutions. The Mid-Level Geotechnical Engineer will be responsible for producing and overseeing production of engineering reports, geotechnical analyses, technical specifications, construction drawings, as well as directing the work of Entry-Level geotechnical engineers. 
 

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.

Location

This position is based out of our office in Lenexa, Kansas and includes travel to project offices and work sites, and period field assignments. One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. Our teams travel and relocate based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.

Responsibilities

Geotechnical Engineer is responsible for technical engineering assignments in support of Kiewit Corporation business, including:

  • Providing project support during the proposal/bid phase working with various team members to identify and evaluate innovative and cost-effective design solutions to ground improvement challenges.
  • Working with the pursuit team to help identify key design and construction risks and develop plans to mitigate these risks.
  • Working on design-build projects with a team responsible for developing design recommendations and producing design deliverables for ground improvement and specialty foundations.
  • Supporting efforts to capture and spread lessons learned throughout Kiewit Construction Districts.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive, relevant ground improvement and geotechnical engineering experience, 8+ preferred.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the U.S. and/or Canada, required.
  • Master’s degree, or equivalent experience, in Geotechnical Engineering or closely related field, required.
  • Demonstrated broad technical knowledge of geotechnical engineering and ground improvement techniques.
  • Some ground improvement experience including design and oversight of: rigid inclusions, vibro-replacement (stone columns), vibro compaction, compaction grouting, permeation grouting, jet grouting, micropiles, deep dynamic compaction, design of working pad and load transfer platforms.
  • Some Tunneling Experience (preferred, not required) including design and oversight of: sequential excavation methods, conventional drill & blast, TBM, and jack & bore techniques.
  • Demonstrated broad technical knowledge of geotechnical engineering, including: 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional Finite Element (FE) modeling, strong understanding of SPT and CPT testing methodology, and conventional load testing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including both verbal and written communication, with proven success working in a team setting.
  • Ability to travel to project sites and the physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions.
     

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.


Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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