Senior Survey Manager - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Lone Tree, CO, US Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 168729 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Surveying 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers (KIE) is looking for a Senior Survey Manager to join our Existing Conditions team.   This job position will support project pursuits and awarded projects by coordinating and managing KIE’s survey vendors.  The candidate should possess enough experience to be considered a subject matter expert in the field of digital survey and be familiar with current technical tools, software, and CAD best practices regarding survey/LiDAR collection.  The Existing Conditions team lays the groundwork for project pursuits, design and construction, ensuring the right level of accuracy and information in order to meet the needs of the project team.


ENR released its 2022 Top 400 Contractor rankings. Kiewit ranks No. 3, up one spot from last year's No. 4 ranking. 
•    No. 1 - Domestic Heavy
•    No. 1 - Petroleum
•    No. 1 - Transportation
•    No. 2 - Power
•    No. 4 - Working Abroad
•    No. 20 - Domestic Building / Manufacturing

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 role is based out of our Lone Tree, CO office.


  • Review client RFP documents to identify the estimating/design survey needs
  • Work with the estimating/design team to define the supplemental design survey needs to incorporate into the vendors  proposal
  • Create requests for proposals
  • Evaluate multiple responses to proposals and prepare recommendations 
  • Select third party vendor based on skill level, cost, availability, and licensing based on the state 
  • Work with business group to create Master Service Agreements and Task Orders for the required work
  • Work with the estimating/design team to help develop and manage the third-party vendor’s budget and schedule
  • Be the onsite representative to the third-party vendor as they perform their work
  • Ensure vendor is operating in accordance with Kiewit’s Safety procedures
  • Act as a liaison between third party vendor and extraction team
  • Ensure the Quality Control procedures are followed to verify the survey/LiDAR accuracy
  • Ensure the vendors provides the deliverable at the expected quality level, contract and design schedule
  • Upon award of project work with business group to develop the task orders for permanent design work
  • Review and coordinate all design survey requests with the selected vendor to meet the design schedule 



  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred 
  • 10+ years combined experience: Design survey and Construction survey.
  • 10+ years Lidar exposure (Terrestrial, Mobile, Aerial), collection background.
  • Travel up to 50% of the time.
  • Working knowledge of the State Plane coordinate systems (grid vs. ground).
  • Survey background in both office and field operations. 
  • Design modeling experience is a plus.  (TBC, InRoads, OpenRoads, Civil 3D), expertise not required.
  • Knowledge of drone technology (Part 107 license is a plus).
  • Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Self-starter with the ability to set standards of excellence in leadership, safety, quality, and productivity
  • Strong attention to details and problem solving/analytical skills
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work individually and as a team
  • Strong technical aptitude and knowledge of basic computer technology.
  • Strong understanding and ability to learn new software and PC based applications.
  • Strong intra office communication across multiple mediums.
  • Able to carry up to 50lb


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: $108,000 - $140,000 
(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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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