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Tunnel Ventilation Engineer- Kiewit Infrastructural Engineer


Raleigh, NC, US

Requisition ID: 165681 

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) has an immediate opening for a junior Tunnel Ventilation Engineer in our growing Rail Transit Systems Group. The Tunnel Ventilation Engineer will work with senior and intermediate engineers on all aspects of the development of ventilation concepts and strategies using One Dimensional (1D) and/or Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation tools, determination of tenability and life safety requirements and the design of associated systems. Training and learning will be key aspects with the aim of gaining experience and performing tasks independently.  The primary function of this position is to provide support in the analysis and design of ventilation of fire & life safety systems on transit/highway tunnel, industrial, commercial and process facilities across North America. The engineer will participate in the definition of semi-complex and complex tunnel, fire and life safety systems projects.  


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 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. 


This position will be based out of our Raleigh, NC office. 


  • ​​​​​​Responsible for aiding in the development of strategies, performing analyses and design related to tunnel ventilation, fire & life safety services. 

  • Helping prepare design criteria documents, technical reports, calculations, drawings and specifications, heating and cooling load calculations, loss calculations, design and layout of fan rooms and mechanical rooms for tunnel and transit ventilation systems and development of mode of operation tables. 

  • Working within multi-disciplinary teams and working on work packages. 

  • Providing supervised support during design and construction activities. 

  • Project assignments may include, although not be limited to, vehicular or rail tunnels, transportation centers, transit maintenance facilities, parking structures, pump stations, bridges, airports, oil & gas process facilities. 

  • Supporting business development and proposal efforts as required. 

  • Provides specialized technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise. 

  • Participates in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables. 

  • Uses expertise in all steps of completing discipline component of PS&E package. 

  • Assist in the commissioning of fire protection/life safety systems in commercial, institutional and industrial facilities. 

  • Prepare technical reports and documentation of activity for the client 


  • Obtained FE credentials and on course for PE status 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar with an understanding of fluid flow and thermodynamics 

  • Knowledge of the current regulatory requirements for tunnel ventilation and fire safety would be a benefit btu not essential  

  • Must have experience in report preparation, and the ability to solve complex problems and work with senior engineers and in teams of multidisciplinary engineers  

  • Communicates effectively  

  • Supports project teams and departments in a positive and productive manner. Works well with others to accomplish common goals and objectives 

  • Serves as support resource to engineers, designers and other departments 

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.

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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