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Design Build Sponsor - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US

Requisition ID: 117269 

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 Design Sponsor in our growing Design Build Group. 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

As a Design Sponsor, you will manage design on design-build infrastructure pursuits and projects. Design-Build infrastructure projects include transportation, transit, technical bridge, hydro-electric, and water/waste water projects. The Design Manager will be responsible for administering, assisting and managing design to meet project financial, schedule, and construction objectives, consistent with Kiewit's Standard Operating Procedures.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects.  Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk.  Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety.   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 best practices for all projects that we support.

Kiewit’s management and implementation of this process leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceeds client expectations and furthers 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 New Jersey location and typically requires 50-75 percent travel across the United States and Canada.


•    Consolidate best practices from project execution
•    Leading pursuit of design-build projects
•    Lead team of Kiewit design engineers and subconsultants for design build projects
•    Identify design-build opportunities and develop win strategy for capture
•    Interface and maintain relationships with external design partners
•    Manage deliverables, quality and compliancy
•    Interface with other Kiewit operating districts
•    Interface with construction project leadership (Db coordinators and others)
•    Ensures Kiewit's Standard Operating Procedures are communicated and followed
•    Controls cost of the design and all engineering services
•    Manages quantities and constructability throughout the design process.
•    Has the flexibility to work within multiple design disciplines
•    Monitors and reports progress against design schedule
•    Partners with design discipline lead and construction estimator/superintendent to meet project objectives
•    Mentor junior staff with technical and professional development
•    Design quality management plan champion for the design team
•    Develop project budgets, schedules and staffing plans for KIE pursuits and final design projects


•    Ability to travel as needed (50-75%)
•    Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering degree
•    20+ years' experience with focus on Design-Build Management
•    Prior work experience on managing transportation project valuing $500M+
•    PE required
•    10 or more years of managing an engineering and design team of at least 20 or more
•    Strong organizational and time management skills
•    Strong written and verbal communications skills
•    Strong work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done


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: New York City

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