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Stream Design Engineer (Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering)

Location: 

Seattle, WA, US

Requisition ID: 102319 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering has an immediate opening for a dynamic Stream Design Engineer in our growing Design Engineering Services (DES) Group based in Seattle, WA. The Stream Design Engineer will work on an interdisciplinary team including: geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, roadway engineers, estimators, schedulers and construction experts to perform engineering analysis, design, and estimates in support of design-build pursuits and ongoing projects.

You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail/transit and systems, 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 Group’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 benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.

Location

This position is based out of our Puget Sound area office located in Seattle, WA. 

Responsibilities
  • Shall be responsible for determining stream flows and tidal affect, stream grading, stream restoration with large woody material (LWM) placement with and without anchor systems design, stream or river embankment stabilization, floodplain analysis, geomorpholgy, zero rise analysis, scour analysis, streambed material design, backwater analysis, and estuary design. 
  • Shall be responsible for all hydraulic and hydrology specialty design work revisions for the duration of the contract. 
  • Leads team in advanced solutions to complex issues
  • Proactively identifies gaps in design and provides solutions.
  • Develops major project or proposal with no supervision.
  • Reviews and corrects the work of engineers and designers to develop documents as needed.
  • Resolves conflicting requirements and approaches across disciple lines as needed.
  • Assists others to structure and solve technical issues.
  • Improves existing processes by using different approaches/methods.
  • Generates multiple alternatives before settling on a solution.
  • Develops creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Collaborates with others to determine best solution internally and externally.
  • Serves as Kiewit representative in external organization and committees.
  • Identifies changes in scope of work during a large project and produces documents to stay within budget and schedule.
  • Generates new ways of thinking about and solving problems.
  • Leads quality check of engineering and design of major projects to ensure accuracy.
  • Sets the example for exceptional performance.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and/or Environmental Engineering minimum required.
  • 10 + year minimum relevant experience in Stream grading, stream restoration with large woody material (LWM) placement and without anchor system design, embankment stabilization, flood plain analysis, geomorphology, zero rise analysis, scour analysis, streambed material designing, backwater analysis, and estuary design. 
  • Hydrology and hydraulic specialty design is required. 
  • Recently supported a minimum of one estuary design project in the last 5 years 
  • Experience with Fish passage crossing in Washington within the past 5 years 
  • Experience with at least one fish passage project for WSDOT in the past year.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Washington is required.
  • Experience and current knowledge of procedures for scour analysis as recommended by FHWA
  • Travel < 25% expected.
  • Communicates effectively across all levels of organization.
  • Advised and provides perspectives from a variety of sources internally and externally to solve problems. 
  • Serves as technical resource to projects and estimating
  • Works well with others. Involves less experienced engineers in issues to foster training of others.

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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.