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Project Engineer - Bridge/Marine/Dam Projects 1


Seattle, WA, US Kent, WA, US Federal Way, WA, US Bellevue, WA, US Vancouver, WA, US

Requisition ID: 153835 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are adding a Project Engineer to our Kiewit Bridge and Marine District (KBM) in the Washington region.  Our KBM team is comprised of experts and leaders in technical bridge construction, including cable-stayed bridges, suspension bridges, and cast-in-place and precast segmental bridges for water crossings, highway flyovers, pedestrian access, light rail guideways, and other transportation infrastructure. We are also the foremost constructor of floating bridges in the United States.  The Puget Sound area is home to five of the world's dozen floating highway bridges and we have built or refurbished all of them!  Our team also offers expertise in port facilities, building marine structures such as piers, wharfs, marinas, and ferry terminals, as well as providing maintenance such as dredging, jetty construction and repair. We also put this combination of marine and structures expertise to use in building and modifying dams and related structures, including spillways and fish ladders.

If this kind of work intrigues you, and you have 5 years in construction in Bridges, Dams or Marine structures - we want to see your resume!  Our project engineers are the right hand to the Project Manager and Construction Managers! In this role you will be responsible for the administrative and technical aspects of constructing a project, managing a team of field and cost engineers.  We expect you to be the main conduit of information between the construction manager and the team for cost, revenue, cash flow information on your assigned project.  And when that project is done - we help get you to the next one! 



District Overview

Kiewit’s Bridge & Marine District headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, operates with heavy civil, marine, and industrial capabilities across North America. We are a leader in technical and traditional bridges, bridge like structures, marine structures, and dredge work. 


We currently have work all across the country in large cities and small towns, so our people must be willing to go where the work is but we provide relocation and/or travel and living assistance.    Engineers for this group must be able to travel and relocate as business requires. Some of our current projects locations include, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon and Canada.


  • Manage job controls to ensure compliance with contract, budget, schedule, forecasting and job costing.  Will administer the contract and subcontracts for the project, oversee quality control and manage design changes on the project.   Manage client relationships and subcontractor relationships.
  • Supervise, and mentor the staff to ensure project standards are met and work is completed on time and under budget, as well as encouraging/providing individual development for your team.  
  • Develop and maintain project schedule to ensure work is completed on time and under budget.
  • Provide technical support in construction planning, quality control, interpretation of design, application of construction methods, resolution and documentation of design conflicts, and constructability reviews to ensure successful job completion.
  • Develop, implement and administer project engineering procedures and other work controlling documents to ensure clarification of roles.
  • Represent company, project and/or department during client and project management meetings to ensure effective communication.
  • Develop and maintain all job reporting and logs to ensure project compliance



•   Ability to travel and relocate as needed
•   Bachelors or Associates degree in construction-related field of engineering 
•   5+ years’ work experience in construction or engineering; ideally in Bridge, Marine related, dredging or dam projects but will consider other heavy civil experience.  
•   Experience managing/leading more junior engineers and willingness to continue to mentor/lead others
•   Ability to read, analyze and identify discrepancies on engineering plans, specifications, and contract documents
•   Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
•   Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time
•   Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
•   Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 
•   Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
•   Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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: Seattle

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