Sr Bridge Designer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Lone Tree, CO, US New York, NY, US Bellevue, WA, US Denver, CO, US Westlake, TX, US Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US Dallas, TX, US Seattle, WA, US

Requisition ID: 169102 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Drafting & Design 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

At Kiewit, we build bridges, highways, transit systems, port facilities and runways to connect the world. Our capabilities are reinforced by one of the largest privately-owned fleets of construction equipment in North America, which enables us to rapidly mobilize the necessary resources for any Design/Build project. Clients are turning to us for Design/Build and other alternative project delivery methods due to our successful track record in transportation design and construction! 


Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers (KIE) is seeking a Structural Designer for Design Engineering Services.  Looking for the ideal candidate to perform a variety of structural design and CAD/BIM production tasks related to permanent bridge structures as a part of our heavy civil infrastructure projects. The Designer should have 10+ years’ experience in engineering plan production and be familiar with current technical tools, software, and CAD/BIM best practices. As a minimum, the candidate should be well versed in MicroStation, AutoDesk and Project Wise. Experience in Revit and/or Tekla is a plus.


Our DES-Struct group provides value to the success of our clients’ projects by designing the permanent works for bridges, transit systems and other heavy civil structures. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, MOT, civil, drainage, roadway, rail, traffic, and materials disciplines.  Join 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 one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2021 revenues of $11.8 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 27,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

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 could be based out of the following offices:

Lone Tree, CO |  Westlake, TX 

Manhattan, NY | Woodcliff Lake, NJ 

Bellevue, WA  |  Federal Way, WA 

Opportunities for flexible work are available


• Support & manage the local KIE DES team of Structural Designers.

• Work with our engineering teams to self-perform structural designs for permanent structures of standard bridges, walls, substructures, foundations, and other transportation structures (Culverts, Inlet structures, etc.)

• Use MicroStation and AutoCAD software to produce designs for estimate and construction documents

• Coordinate with other KIE DES office Design Leads to enforce CAD/BIM standards, maintain quality, share resources, and operate in a uniform manner

• Perform quality reviews of team deliverables

• Identify and understand technical requirements of design projects and implement, follow, enforce, and assist in developing BIM/CAD and quality standards consistent with the company and the specific clients’ preferences.

• Mentor and train early career team Designers


• 10+ years’ experience in CAD/BIM design and production of structural design documents
• Associate degree in Computer Aided Design, Engineering Technology, or similar program experience 
• Experience with the design of multiple bridge types in concrete and steel, wall systems, and minor structures
• Experience with Design-Build or other alternative delivery methods, preferred.
• Advanced proficiency in MicroStation and AutoCAD (2D and 3D)
• Additional proficiency in Civil 3D, Revit, Tekla, or Navisworks is a plus
• Advanced knowledge of engineering principles and materials for structural work
• Read and understand construction documents
• Ability to detail structural connections for steel and concrete structures 
• Ability to clearly communicate and collaborate with Engineers and Designers
• Critical thinking skills necessary with the ability to plan and conceptualize
• Capable of recognizing conflicts and discrepancies with strong attention to detail
• Basic skills in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
• Construction experience is a plus


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: $100,000 - $130,000 
(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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