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Structural CAD Designer- Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Salt Lake City, UT, US

Requisition ID: 109261 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers (KIE) is seeking an Early Career Structural Designer for Construction Engineering Services (CES) in the KIE Omaha, NE office. Looking for the ideal candidate to perform a variety of structural design and CAD production tasks related to temporary structures supporting construction operations. The Designer should have completed an Associate degree program and be familiar with current technical tools, software, and CAD best practices. Our CES group provides value to the success of our clients’ projects by designing and building temporary works which are critical to quality project design, cost control, and construction excellence. The engineering design tasks our CES group performs to help Kiewit build projects include: Bridge demolition, cofferdam design, critical crane lifts, girder erection, hoisting and jacking, deep foundations and dewatering, excavation support, marine engineering, MSE wall design, pile drive analysis, ductwork analysis, falsework design, temporary bridge & trestle, working surface design, and on-site Designer support.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,300 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.

Our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, transit, 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. We are an innovative team of design engineers that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on 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. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to 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 Omaha, Nebraska Office

  • Work with our engineering teams to develop structural designs for temporary structures (steel, wood, concrete, manufactured items, etc.) supporting construction activities on Kiewit projects
  • Provide additional support on civil and geotechnical temporary designs
  • Use AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and Revit software to produce design for estimate and construction documents
  • Participate in design reviews to evaluate design concepts and make recommendations
  • Follow company’s CAD and quality standards
  • Associates degree in computer aided design, 3D modeling, drafting, survey or similar program experience
  • 0-2 years’ experience in the computer aided design, modeling or drafting field or experience performing construction field survey duties
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and/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

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.

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City

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