Senior Design Engineering Manager, Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Lone Tree, CO, US New York, NY, US

Requisition ID: 168188 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an immediate opening for a dynamic Senior Design Engineering Manager in our growing Design Management group. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail, and materials disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure projects. 


As a Senior Design Engineering Manager you will manage design on design-build infrastructure pursuits, and projects. Design-Build infrastructure projects include infrastructure, transportation, transit, technical bridge, hydro-electric, and water/water resources projects. You will provide mentoring and oversight to Design Manager(s) across jobs that will be responsible for administering, assisting, and managing design to meet project financial, schedule, and construction objectives, consistent with Kiewit's Standard Operating Procedures.  On certain Projects and/or Program you will be the Sr. Design Engineering Manager responsible for administering, and managing design to meet project financial, schedule, and construction objectives, consistent with Kiewit's Standard Operating Procedures.

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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. 


This position is based out of our Lone Tree, CO or New York City, NY location and typically requires up to 50 percent travel across the United States and Canada or as business necessitates.  Opportunities for remote location maybe considered based on years of experience and location that supports Kiewit opportunities and pursuits.


Pre-award work: 

  • Manage staff and activities for a project of significant size and complexity and develop staffing plans and schedules to meet the delivery schedule and task requirements. 
  • Lead and manage a team of Kiewit design engineers, estimators and subconsultants making up the pursuit team, and ensure they are prepared to execute and deliver pre-award work activity. 
  • Working closely with Business Line Management team to leverage existing relationships with sub-consultants and owners to facilitate positioning of Kiewit to win. 
  • Presents ideas in persuasive and compelling ways; gains support and buy-in without demanding it; influences others to desired course of action. 
  • Participate in development and negotiation of teaming agreements between subconsultants ensuring that Kiewit protocols and standards for commercial and risk terms are achieved. 
  • Prior to shortlisting, assist with preparation and review of SOQs. 
  • Facilitate work planning activities, oversee pre-award man-hour development, quality management, and risk/change management. 
  • Ensure that project controls measures are implemented. Conduct periodic project reviews to oversee and facilitate successful project delivery performance. 
  • Lead transition from pre-award to post-award work planning and resource scheduling. 

Post-award work: 

  • Lead and manage a team of Kiewit design engineers and subconsultants, and ensure they are prepared to execute and deliver. 
  • Manage the design team to ensure the scope is met while producing quality deliverables within the required schedule, managing risk/change, and the project budget while balancing impacts for the overall success of Kiewit. 
  • Plan, direct and supervise the activities of assigned personnel and provide and enforces proper delegation of management authority, responsibility and accountability.   
  • Assure that the project team complies with the contract agreement as well as exercises rigid cost/schedule control to implement the approved design. 
  • Ensure that project controls measures are implemented to monitor and control the design, and monitor/control progress project management reviews. 
  • Lead integration of risk/change management processes. 
  • Develop action plans with timelines in order to implement strategy; involve others in the process, incorporating best ideas into the plan and gaining buy-in through effective communication. 
  • Interface and maintain relationships with the Owner, other Kiewit operating districts and design partners. 
  • Bring a “best practice” mindset with an eye to constant improvement and quality in delivery of work product. 
  • Mentoring and developing technical capabilities of mid-level and junior staff. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Civil Engineering with a focus on transportation 
  • Licensed Architect or Professional Engineer with ability to obtain in other states as the project may require.
  • 20 yrs  of directly related experience with at least five of these years in a Senior Design Manager position with project management responsibility on large complex multidisciplinary projects. 
  • Successful completion of management role in delivery of one or more projects in excess of $500 million in construction value with a minimum of three or more in excess of $250 million.  
  • Current and/or prior experience of managing military and civil infrastructure projects across the United States is a plus.
  • 10 yrs of specific experience in delivery of design-build and/or P3 projects as a Design Manager, Segment Lead or Discipline Lead with experience in both pre- and post-award phases.
  • 5 or more years of managing an engineering and design team of at least 5 or more.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% across the United States and Canada or as business necessitates.

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: $155,421 - $194,277 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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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