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CES Design Engineering Manager - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US Manhattan, NY, US

Requisition ID: 167758 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an immediate opening for an experienced Design Engineering Manager in our Construction Engineering Services (CES) Group. The ideal candidate has a considerable experience in complex heavy civil, transportation and/or industrial construction projects, allowing them to identify temporary works designs that will be needed throughout a project, assess risk, perform constructability reviews, track and report engineering costs and forecasts, assign and prioritize resources to meet design schedules, and manage temporary works design subconsultants.  The candidate also must possess exceptional problem-solving skills that allow for adapting to rapidly changing conditions and construction needs. 

Our CES group supports the design and construction of temporary works tasks that include: Bridge erection & demolition, Cofferdam design, Critical crane lifts, Erection sequencing & staged construction analysis, Hoisting and jacking, Deep foundations and dewatering, Excavation support, Marine engineering, Pile drive analysis, Ductwork analysis, Falsework design, Temporary bridge & trestle, CES estimate support, Working surface design, On-site engineering support. 

CES Design Engineering Managers are part of a growing team that supports all aspects of the construction process for Kiewit’s Design-Build and standard delivery projects in all markets.  Our Construction Engineering Services (CES) Group consists of innovative design engineers whose expertise in designing and building temporary works adds value to the success of our clients’ projects. Additionally, CES provides on-site engineering and coordination support through leading and collaborating with Kiewit’s construction teams.   

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 is based out of our Woodcliff lake, NJ Office 


•    Lead and manage technical teams in the design of temporary works on pursuits and construction projects 
•    Perform constructability reviews for temporary works and construction methods including: 

  • Heavy lift plans (site logistics, equipment selection, geometry/feasibility studies, design of custom rigging and lifting devices, hoisting and jacking systems, custom tools, and crane pad / working surface designs) 
  • Erection procedures or planned sequences related to construction or demolition operations 
  • Evaluation of existing structures for construction loads and/or demolition planning 
  • Structural analysis to ensure stability during the temporary condition of new bridges, viaducts, buildings, tunnels, and other structures (for example: construction staging, design of temporary falsework systems, and rebar cage hoisting and support) 
  • Support of excavation systems or cofferdams for construction below grade 
  • Temporary bridges, trestles, work platforms, fall protection systems, formwork, and other features relating to our construction operations 

•    Review temporary works tasks for conformance to project design criteria
•    Identify construction and design risks and assist with risk mitigation planning 
•    Collaborate and assist construction teams in identifying and planning temporary works 
•    Determine whether engineering tasks should be sent to subconsultants or performed by CES (based on resource availability and technical expertise)
•    Build and maintain relationships with qualified subconsultants
•    Review and administer engineering contracts 
•    Develop budgets, schedules, and staffing plans for design of temporary works
•    Control, track, and report cost of engineering services 
•    Monitor and report design schedule progress within CES and with construction teams
•    Mentor junior staff with technical and professional development


Skills & Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree or greater in Civil Engineering.
•    8 to 10+ years of directly related experience in heavy civil, transportation, and/or industrial construction projects
o    5+ years’ experience in project management on projects valued at $50M+
o    At least two years’ experience in design, management, and/or construction of temporary works
•    Strong technical background as a design engineer, field superintendent, or planning manager for temporary works on large complex projects
•    Experience administering engineering contracts 

Required Characteristics:
•    Strong organizational and time management skills 
•    Excellent written and verbal communications skills
•    Great attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
•    Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative 
•    Strong work ethic and 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
•    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
•    Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment
•    The ability to travel when needed


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

Base Compensation: $105,239 - $157,859 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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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