Architect - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


New York, NY, US Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US

Requisition ID: 170997 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) is actively seeking a dynamic, proactive Architect in our growing Design-Build Group. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure, Facilities and Buildings (IF+B) 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 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 an individual contributor 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 architects and 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 exceed client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a vast variety of projects. 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 the midtown, NYC or Woodcliff Lake, NJ offices.


The Architect will work within our highly successful regional team of architects and facility design professionals to deliver 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 Architect will work closely with the Infrastructure Facilities Lead in planning and implementing all work processes. The successful candidate will implement QA/QC procedures and support a culture of quality among the team and practice. In their duties, they will develop and present technical viewpoints on projects and ensure KIE systems are used to deliver the design in a standardized manner.  The successful candidate will ensure that a technical solution is consistent with the clients’ program and design is properly developed and produced.

Candidates’ daily responsibilities will likely involve aspects of architectural project delivery, such as:
•    Supporting design implementation
•    Assisting with building Code analyses
•    Preparing presentation materials, including renderings, diagrams, project information sheets
•    Preparing Construction Documents, including plans, sections and details
•    Assisting with project management
•    Assisting with quantity takeoffs for cost estimating purposes
•    Assisting with project closeout processes
•    Contributing to design submittal comment resolution
•    Attending task force meetings, compiling meeting minutes
•    Attending limited client meetings
•    Learning and reviewing Kiewit Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
•    Assisting with document control processes, learning document control SOPs
•    Assisting with lessons learned documentation
•    Assisting with creation of standard details and unit standards
•    Providing updates to staff managers

More advanced candidates may also be responsible for the following:
•    Assisting with specification compiling
•    Assisting with QC checks, making corrections based on QC check comments
•    Coordinating with other disciplines on projects
•    Acting as an assigned peer to entry-level staff
•    Conducting over-the-shoulder Technical Risk Assessments (TRAs) to support a Get Work project
•    Providing input for project controls reporting


•    Architectural designer with 2+ years of experience designing and leading major infrastructure facilities and/or architecture projects in the eastern US and nationally
•    Ability to proactively produce construction documents for major infrastructure facility projects including effectively communicating the issues to the project team leaders and assisting with compliance of QC program
•    Verbal and written communication skills including the ability to write technical memos and papers, present technical topics and respond to requests and needs from other technical practices within Kiewit
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, used for network building, career development, and coordination of personnel resources as required by project needs
•    Highly proficient in the 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
•    Actively working toward architectural licensure (RA) and/or sustainability accreditation (LEED, Envision, WEDG)
•    Experience preparing and documenting required Code compliance and material and product research
•    Prior experience with architecture in the construction of transportation facilities 
•    Experience with Design-Build and Progressive Design-Build project delivery methods
•    Experience and/or interest in sustainable design. LEED, WEDG and / or Envision professionals highly desired
•    Knowledge of visualization tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, 3-D Studio Max, Dynamo, Rhino, Grasshopper) and processes 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: $72,000 - $100,000 
(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: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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