Marine Coastal Engineering Director, Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering


New York, NY, US Shoreline, WA, US Denver, CO, US Rochester, NY, US Newport Beach, CA, US Staten Island, NY, US Seattle, WA, US Jersey City, NJ, US Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US Long Beach, CA, US San Francisco, CA, US Bellevue, WA, US

Requisition ID: 171631 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Marine 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

At Kiewit, we are constantly enhancing our processes, performance, and vision to better serve our valued customers. We’re actively searching for an industry-leading engineer in the marine and coastal resilience market. The ideal candidate will bring expertise and exceptional leadership, coupled with a deep commitment to team-building. As the Director of Marine Coastal and Resiliency Engineering, you’ll have the opportunity to assemble and foster a highly capable, dedicated, and motivated team of marine engineers and designers. By driving communication, providing technical expertise, and establishing departmental goals, you’ll help push the team to its greatest potential with a relentless passion for improvement.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design Build Management team are driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects to manage their multi-disciplined design teams to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk. Our construction-driven engineers analyze root causes and resolve design issues before they impact schedule and budget. Particularly on large design-build projects, 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 design best practices for all projects that we support.


Our participation leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further 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.


New York City, Woodcliff NJ, Houston, New Orleans, Bellevue or at our Denver location with relocation provided for these locations. Other Kiewit major HUB location maybe considered based on individual's background and experience. 


  • Foster the expansion and advancement of the marine coastal and resiliency engineering business. Take charge of shaping the marine engineering team’s vision, identifying key priorities, and ensuring alignment with operational objectives
  • Develop a working relationship with Kiewit’s Marine construction divisions
  • Build discipline-specific strategies and objectives for talent management, technology, quality management and risk management.
  • Work to fully comprehend the business, industry and changing marketplace the organization resides in; align discipline personnel to meet changing business requirements.
  • Oversee department performance management process and development programs; encourage formal and informal learning events and experiences.
  • Effectively manage underperforming employees.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage technology.
  • Seek ways to improve customer satisfaction, the quality of the work product, and operating efficiencies.
  • Identify, evaluate, and mitigate operating risks inherent in the business that could materially impact the company’s reputation and/or operating results.
  • Identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and a means to manage KPI tracking and reporting.
  • Oversee or lead business plan initiatives and collaborate with other leaders to align resources to accomplish objectives.
  • Stay up to date with the latest technology and industry practices and finds practical applications.
  • Provide professional advice to department personnel, project teams, or individual contributors.
  • Develop and execute a communications plan, ensuring department members are informed of strategy, shared goals, policies, practices and programs.
  • Act as the Design Manager or Marine Discipline Lead for alternative delivery projects with a marine engineering component.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Coastal, Civil, and/or Ocean Engineering or related field.
  • PE license or equivalent required.
  • At least 12+ years of engineering design experience related to urban-focused flood protection and resiliency projects.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing complex coastal and waterfront engineering projects, ranging from contract values of $10M+.
  • Current or recent experience in leading and managing an engineering team of five or more. Additionally, demonstrated expertise in overseeing and guiding a team of engineers and designers, with a successful track record of building cohesive teams at various organizational levels.
  • Promote business growth by enhancing service offerings for marine coastal resiliency within our existing client base.
  • Experience in working on teams of multidisciplinary, urban-focused flood protection and resiliency projects.
  • Experience designing and delivering projects that have marine or coastal components.
  • Experience with coastal engineering design in urban settings such as shoreline protection, waterfront parks, shoreline restoration, flood control, navigation facilities, bulkheads, dredging, and recreational boating facilities is a plus.
  • Ability to manage projects and progress ideas to execution in a complex environment.
  • Good negotiation, presentation, and persuasion skills.  Experienced in communicating ideas, winning approval, and reaching resolutions with a variety of audiences.
  • Strong analytical ability along with the capacity to interpret data and make recommendations.
  • Comfortable with change and ambiguity; adaptable, collaborative and a systems thinker
  • Ability to manage and control quality, schedule, and budget performance of engineering teams.
  • Flexibility to frequent travel.


 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.
•     May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


Base Compensation: $220,000 - $260,000 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

This posting will be active from: 03/01/2024 - 01/01/2025 

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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