Lead Structural Designer - Kiewit Industrial/Water


Lenexa, KS, US Lone Tree, CO, US Bloomington, MN, US Minneapolis, MN, US Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 172653 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Drafting & Design 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Our Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering team is expanding and seeking several Leads for Structural design to guide teams and projects from concept to final delivery for North America projects.  In this role you can expect to support Feasibility studies, PRE-FEED, and FEED projects as well as design build and EPC projects that spans across Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Power, Renewables, Chemical processing, Food and Beverage Processing, Mining, Manufacturing and Advanced Technologies.  In this role, you will be responsible for development and oversight of the project from concept through planning and execution. It involves definition of scope, assigning, monitoring, and reporting on progress of tasks, training and mentoring of other designers, and working with department management to continually improve processes and procedures.


Our business has grown significantly over the past 10 years in terms of projects, revenue, and clients, which means stability, a strong 401K match, competitive salaries, affordable benefits and enjoy a culture of innovation and collaboration.   


District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering consulting and design firm serving a broad range of 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 (Engineer Procure Construct) 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. 


These positions can be based out of Lenexa, KS, Lone Tree Colorado, or Minneapolis Minnesota.   We offer relocation assistance to those areas.  


  • Lead a team of Structural Designers to develop and deliver drawings and 3D models for complex industrial and water related projects. Oversee project and represent the structural design discipline for your project as you coordinate with other design group team members to review and exchange project information necessary for design and development.
  • Providing training, mentoring and development to designers on your team and within the department in design and modeling techniques. Work with Engineers to obtain criteria to develop BIM models for foundations and steel structures.
  • Leverages Building Information Modeling (BIM) to create plans, sections details, and reports. 
  • Provide insight into how to best use the tool and checks other designers’ work.
  • Assist the Design Manager in the development of department standards and tools for design.
  • Mentors other team members in design and modeling techniques


  • Completion of a vocational training program in Computer Aided Design and minimum of 15+ years of structural design experience using Revit; or high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of 20+ years of structural design experience using Revit.
  • Experience working on DB, and EPC projects is required. 
  • Advanced skills in BIM 3D modeling and REVIT. 
  • Displays leadership and confidence to provide mentoring, coaching and right time feedback to more junior designers. 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and constructively with other team members and disciplines both verbally and in written form.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite is required.

 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.


Base Compensation: $120,000 - $150,000 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

This posting will be active from: 06/18/2024  - 10/08/2024  

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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