Architectural Engineer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


McLean, VA, US New York, NY, US

Requisition ID: 167337 

Job Level: Mid 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 need for a dynamic Architect in our growing Design Build Group. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes architectural, structural, geotechnical, civil, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, electrical and is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure related buildings projects. 

The successful candidate will help further develop the technical integrity of the infrastructure facilities and transit design group in the eastern United States and support design efforts in North America.  We are interested in someone who is passionate, self-motivated, and has a strong desire to forward the field of infrastructure architecture and facilities in the US; someone who can appropriately apply innovative technical solutions to solve problems and provide services to our clients. 

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 McLean, VA office.


The Architect will work with our highly successful regional team of architects and facility design professionals and lead quality projects for a diverse range of public and private-sector clients. These projects will include the design of transit facilities and stations, infrastructure support facilities, bridge structures and supporting aviation infrastructure.  The successful candidate will implement QA/QC procedures and support a culture of quality among the team and practice.

The position requires excellent communication skills, both written and oral, to proactively manage and respond to requests and needs from other technical practices within Kiewit. Additionally, the position requires excellent interpersonal skills, used for personnel management, performance reviews, career development, and coordination of personnel resources as required by project needs. We can offer the right person a great opportunity to design, manage, and lead in a design-build group that strives for design excellence.

•    Provides professional architectural consulting in the planning, design and coordination of project assignments.  Makes recommendations on design alternatives.
•    Applies diverse knowledge of architectural principles and practices in broad array of assignments.  Independently makes decisions on significant architectural design problems and methods.  Has full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating architectural design assignments. 
•    Responsible for specific technical design aspects of an assigned project, including investigation, evaluation and recommendation of design solutions that best meet the client's need.  Frequently researches unusual and non-recurring problems.
•    Independently applies advanced architectural concepts and designs.   Carries out assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures. 
•    May provide technical guidance to less experienced architects.      
•    May assist with proposal preparation/business development.


•    2+ years of experience designing major infrastructure facilities and/or architecture projects in the eastern US and nationally.
•    Works closely with the Infrastructure Facilities Lead in planning and implementing all work processes.
•    Ability to lead and guide the production of construction documents for major infrastructure facility projects including effectively communicating the criteria to the project team and monitoring its compliance through the QC program.
•    Develops and presents lead technical viewpoint on projects and ensures KIE systems are used to deliver the design in a standardized manner.  Ensures that a technical solution, consistent with the program and design is properly developed and produced.
•    Prepare and document required code compliance and material and product research.
•    Verbal and written communication skills including the ability to write technical memos and papers, and present technical topics.
•    Has overall responsibility for coordination with sub-consultants and review
•    Supervises work of less experienced architects and team members.  Responsible for all project work planning and scheduling.  
•    Assists with the promotion, discipline, performance review, work allocation, training and mentoring of staff.
•    Proficient in use of BIM and CAD platforms, including Autodesk Revit, and Sketchup and/or Rhino, and familiarity with related tools and processes
•    Experience with Microsoft Office suite, Project Management and Scheduling software
•    Demonstrated graphic presentation skills  

Preferred Qualifications
•    Prior experience in oversight of architecture in the construction of transportation facilities 
•    Experience and/or interest in sustainable design. LEED and / or Envision professionals highly desired.
•    Knowledge of visualization tools and processes a plus (Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, 3-D Studio Max, Rhino, Grasshopper)

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: $72,000 - $110,000 
(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.

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