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Heavy Civil Project Engineer


Lenexa, KS, US Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 164364 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Underground District 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are looking for an experienced Engineer, with several years of Heavy Civil Construction to add to our Underground team to help us expand our trenchless business.  This is an exciting, growing industry and we want a problem solver, that is ready to take on new challenges in their career!  Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too. We depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-minded construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and development opportunities with the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up (or under). There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else.  We hire for careers, not just a job.  

In this role, you will learn the trenchless business and the Kiewit way of doing business.  You will support proposal efforts as well as planning, organizing and implementing project engineering & project controls tasks for new projects.  Excellent communication, attention to detail and an ability to work well in a team environment are considered critical to this position. You will be required to perform engineering work in connection with a wide variety of underground projects that range in size, difficulty, and duration. You will also be involved in the district estimating unit at various points in your career, which involves quantity takeoffs, time studies, cost estimating, participating in estimate reviews and bid close-out. 


District Overview

The Underground District has been constructing underground facilities for over 70 years and is recognized as a leader in the tunneling industry. We have completed more than 100
underground-related projects totaling more than several billion dollars. Our work includes projects related to transportation, water/wastewater, environmental facilities, power, mining,
and telecommunications.  We incorporate state-of the art technology with proven construction methods to ensure excellence and ongoing success. Kiewit’s decentralized organizational structure allows us to
compete both locally and nationally.

Please keep in mind that we are an Underground Construction business, so chances are that a majority of your day will be spent working Underground. Services include TBM Rock, TBM Soft Ground, Sequential Excavation, Drill and Blast, Shaft Excavation, Concrete, Tunnel Rehab, and Numerous Trenchless Methods.


Kiewit is a company that goes where the work is, which means a career with us can take you and your family to exciting parts of North America – and maybe even beyond. Kiewit Underground conducts its operations primarily through Kiewit Infrastructure Company, a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, we construct both deep underground and trenchless projects across the U.S. and Canada related to transportation, water/wastewater, power, mining, and telecommunications to name a few. These projects are happening in large cities and small towns, so you have a chance to experience it all! 


  • Support construction activities by planning, organizing and implementing project engineering & project controls tasks as required for successful project execution. This includes: Safe work planning and execution, Quality control, Quantity tracking , Budget management, Financial reporting and forecasting, Cash flow management, Scheduling, Operations work planning, Contract / subcontract administration, Change management, Document control, Project closeout  
  • Provide supervision and on-the-job training for lower level engineers.
  • Develop complete understanding of contract plans and specifications
  • Assist the project team in implementing Kiewit’s Quality Management system.
  • Inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise or that may be encountered. Take corrective actions as needed
  • Inspect subordinates’ work for compliance with the contract plans and specifications, point out deficiencies and explain and take any corrective action needed.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for executing projects. 


  • 5+ years of related experience in project or field engineering, specifically in Heavy Civil Construction.  Experience with Conventional Tunnels, TBM, Micro Tunnels, or Trenchless is preferred.  Candidates with 3+ years of field/project engineering in Heavy Civil with a Masters will also be considered.  
  • HDD experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction-related technology in any discipline from a four-year college or university 
  • Must have working knowledge and be able to direct the operation of construction management reporting systems
  • Must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management, client representatives, staff and craft while simultaneously managing a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Proven abilities and skills in leadership and management of people, planning, organization and delegation
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
  • Proof of eligibility to legally work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future
  • The physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions
  • Travel in the U.S. as required. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic all-around knowledge of geotechnical engineering, ground improvement techniques, structural deep foundation methods, and support of excavation (SOE) operations. Ground Improvement experience includes rigid inclusions, soil mixing, vibro-replacement (stone columns), vibro-compaction, compaction grouting, permeation grouting, jet grouting, and deep dynamic compaction.
  • Recent knowledge of Bluebeam and Adobe/PDF software preferred 
  • Ability and desire to travel and relocate as business requires. Project assignments may involve full relocation or temporary assignments facilitated by a turnaround schedule.


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.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY: May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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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