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Design Build Manager 1

Location: 

Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US

Requisition ID: 103639 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Build Management 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an immediate opening for a dynamic Infrastructure Facilities and Architecture Lead to join our our growing Design Build Group. The Lead will help further develop the technical integrity of the infrastructure facilities and transit design group in eastern united states as well as drive development of infrastructure facility solutions across many clients and projects.   We are interested in someone who is passionate, self-motivated, and has a strong desire to research, learn, and grow a team of leading experts in the field of infrastructure architecture and facility experts in the eastern US; someone who can appropriately apply innovative technical solutions to solve problems and provide services to our clients. 

 

You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail, 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'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.

Location

This position is based out of Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Responsibilities
  • The Infrastructure Facilities and Architecture leader will represent, supervise, and mentor a highly successful regional team of architects and facility design professionals and developers, lead quality projects for a diversity of public- and private-sector clients, and work with other leaders across Kiewit to advance the technical and business applications of the infrastructure facilities and transit architecture practice.
  • The successful candidate will join our dynamic, growing team of designers and architects. The Lead Architect will further develop and drive the firm’s design philosophy and will oversee Kiewit’s design staff and projects to provide creative and functional designs to our clients. This person will be responsible for the overall creative direction and design quality control by continually improving department workflow, processes, and systems. This person will design transit facilities and stations, infrastructure support facilities, bridge structures and supporting aviation infrastructure.  We can offer the right person a great opportunity to design, manage, and lead in a design-build group that strives for design excellence.
  • The successful candidate will implement QA/QC procedures and support a culture of quality among the team and practice. This position includes participation on planning, directing, and monitoring all project management aspects infrastructure facility tasks and projects for the team, and requires an understanding of project management principles, a commitment to quality, and dedication to client satisfaction and project delivery. The successful candidate will monitor emerging innovative solutions and market opportunities within the infrastructure architecture practice while developing strategies to ensure Kiewit maintains our reputation as technical leaders in infrastructure facilities.
  • The position requires excellent communication skills, both written and oral, to proactively manage and respond to geospatial and information management needs from other technical practices within Kiewit. Additionally the position requires excellent interpersonal skills, used for personnel management, performance reviews, career development, and coordination of personnel resources as required by project needs.
Qualifications
  • AIA licensure with a minimum of ten (10) years of experience designing and leading major infrastructure facilities and/or architecture projects in the eastern US and nationally.
  • PE in NY or NJ
  • Proficient in use of BIM and CAD platforms, including Autodesk Revit, and Sketchup and/or Rhino, and familiarity with related tools and processes.
  • Firsthand experience in developing and implementing a robust Project Specific Design Criteria for a major infrastructure facility projects including effectively communicating the criteria to the project team and monitoring its compliance through the QC program.
  • Must have experience in preparation and layout of architectural contract documents and specifications. 
  • Verbal and written communication skills including the ability to write technical memos and papers, and present technical topics on a local and national scale at recognized industry seminars.
  • Demonstrate the ability to serve as an Infrastructure Facility project leader which would include the development of a project’s technical approach, fee development, design schedule, and implementation of QA/QC.
  • Ability to identify industry trends and determine where company capabilities can be marketed to existing and potential clients.
  • Prior experience in personnel supervision required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in architecture
  • Ability to travel as needed (50-75%)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience in oversight of architecture in the construction of transportation facilities. 
  • Knowledge of visualization tools and processes a plus (Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, 3-D Studio Max, Rhino, Grasshopper)
  • Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED desired

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.