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Sr Geotechnical Engineer (Ground Improvement) - KIE

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 99559 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit is seeking a Senior 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. A strong technical and practical background in ground improvement and geotechnical engineering is required. The successful candidate should possess excellent communication skills as well as an ability to work well in a team environment.The Senior Geotech nical 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, to develop economical and technically sound ground improvement solutions. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will be responsible for overseeing the production and/or review of engineering reports, geotech analyses, technical specifications, construction drawings, as well as directing the work of staff geotechnical engineers.

***This position requires travel to project offices and work sites and periodic short-term field assignments.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers (KIE) is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of our company that offers a variety of services, including, temporary and permanent design services for current projects and new project pursuits in the United States and Canada.  Our design services group has offices in Colorado, Nebraska, Washington State, and Toronto, Canada offering expertise in structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, and materials disciplines.  Our engineering group is responsible for managing engineering assignments in support of Kiewit’s construction projects in both the United States and Canada.  As part of the engineering group, you will have the opportunity to work with other structural and geotechnical engineers, members of our interdisciplinary engineering team, as well as estimators, schedules and construction experts to provide advice on construction methodology, risk and the design of temporary works.

Location

This position is based out of our office in Lenexa, KS and includes travel to project offices and work sites, and period field assignments.

Responsibilities
  • 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 as the Geotech nical Engineer-of-Record 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.
  • Training and developing staff engineers.
Qualifications
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive, relevant ground improvement and geotechnical engineering experience, 15+ 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills, with a demonstrated focus on interdisciplinary design coordination, coordination between Engineering and Construction, experience working in a team setting, and directing/reviewing the work of others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills resulting in exceptional rapport with people.  Proven success in initiating, promoting, and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships amongst a team.
  • 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.
  • Design-Build experience, preferred.

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.


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

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