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Designer/Drafter Intern - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 117179 

Job Level: Internship 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an immediate opening for a Designer/Drafter Intern in our growing Engineering Services During Construction Group. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail, and materials disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure projects. 

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 internship will be based out of Omaha, NE Headquarters. 


The Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers (KIE) Engineering Services During Construction (ESDC) department assists Kiewit infrastructure districts in the process of managing and using the design drawings along with capturing field-constructed conditions into the design files.
The Intern position is primarily responsible for Translating ideas, sketches, and specifications from our engineering staff or construction team into complete and accurate conditions as constructed.  Other duties include as-built CAD support for client submittals upon completion of construction. This opportunity presents you with the chance to interface with construction, design engineering, and client interactions 


  • Working towards an Associates degree in computer-aided design, 3D modeling, drafting or similar program experience
  • 0-2 years experience in the computer-aided design, modeling, or drafting field
  • Proficient in AutoCAD or MicroStation (2D & 3D)
  • Experience with Civil 3D, Bentley InRoads, Revit, or Navisworks is an advantage
  • General knowledge of engineering principles and materials for civil/structural work
  • Ability to comprehend civil/structural contract drawings
  • Critical thinking skills necessary with the ability to plan and conceptualize
  • Capable of recognizing discrepancies with strong attention to detail
  • Design or construction experience is an advantage
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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