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Civil Designer II - Northwest District


Vancouver, WA, US

Requisition ID: 113919 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a Sr. Civil Designer to support our Northwest District’s Estimating team in Vancouver, Washington. As the Sr. Civil Designer you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the Northwest District continues to win work at the right price.  Working within the estimating team you will support a variety of infrastructure projects ranging from roads, dams, bridges, underground utilities etc. utilizing the latest design software and mobile field applications to produce high quality proposal graphics to showcase our work. Our goal is to continue to develop and implement new technology in order to help us plan and build our projects safer, to a higher level of Quality and more productively than we or our competitors ever have before.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Northwest District is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast including Alaska and Hawaii. 


This position will be located out of our Vancouver, WA district office. Travel and relocating on an as-needed basis is not required. 


•    Build 2D and 3D models from a variety of information sources 
•    Assist in preparation of construction work plans, project planning and scheduling 
•    Create as-build drawings using AutoCAD and material submittals
•    Review drawings and make changes based on field input from segment Project Managers and Project Engineer
•    Optimize grading/ earthworks quantities 
•    Perform concrete formwork and lift drawings
•    Perform detailed quantity takeoffs in 3D from the models for estimating purposes and / or to support progress claims during construction
•    Work within a team to model alternate scenarios and / or develop step by step construction plans and presentation materials
•    Prepare Survey and Machine Control files for construction 
•    Train other colleagues and field personnel on new technology and mobile applications and estimating work 
•    Train and mentor younger engineers in estimating work
•    Perform other related duties as assigned or requested 


•    A Geomatics, Survey or Engineering degree with experience in the construction industry 
•    Experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microstation Inroads or Trimble Business Center
•    Avid user of Excel and ideally experienced in P6 Scheduling, Primavera and BlueBeam
•    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
•    Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
•    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


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: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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