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Design Engineering Manager


Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US

Requisition ID: 157660 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an immediate opening for a dynamic Engineering Services During Construction Manager (ESDC). This job will be located in our new New York City office with the opportunity for flexible work.  You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department and support our Project Design Manager and staff.


ENR released its 2022 Top 400 Contractor rankings. Kiewit ranks No. 3, up one spot from last year's No. 4 ranking. 
•    No. 1 - Domestic Heavy
•    No. 1 - Petroleum
•    No. 1 - Transportation
•    No. 2 - Power
•    No. 4 - Working Abroad
•    No. 20 - Domestic Building / Manufacturing

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 role is based out of our Woodcliff, NJ /Future NYC office, with travel required as needed to other Kiewit office and project locations.  Opportunities for flexible work are available.



•    Implements the ESDC Management Plan, reporting to Project Design Manager or Project Manager
•    Facilitates effective communication between remote design staff and on-site project staff
•    Plans and coordinates design activities in support of construction operations, including utilizing project’s electronic document management system to manage backlog of ESDC activities
•    Has a detailed understanding of all contractual obligations and meets for the project to ensure design requirements of the contract.
•    Interfaces with Client’s design oversight manager and coordinates client review and approvals
•    Provide financial and schedule management, disbursement tracking, progress payment tracking 
•    Supports shop drawing review approval for extension of design
•    Coordinate and validates design and field changes
•    Evaluate and coordinate requests for information (RFI’s)
•     Supports construction operations planning and project scheduling
•     Understands construction schedule to prioritize design activities and plan engineering staff resources 
•    Connects appropriate Kiewit Engineering specialists to the project
•    Administers subconsultant designer subcontracts and task orders
•    Leads on-site ESDC field engineers, and supports and coordinates with project field engineers and temporary structures engineers
•    Participates in project risk identification and mitigation
•     Identifies opportunities for process improvement and captures lessons learned
•    Coordinate as-built plans and O&M manual approval


•    8+ years’ experience in major infrastructure and/or architectural projects design and/or construction, minimum 3 years design-build experience
•    Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) preferred
•    Strong organizational and time management skills
•    Prior work experience on managing transportation project valuing $1M+
•    Strong written and verbal communications skills
•    Attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
•    Strong work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
•    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
•    Ability to travel as business requires 

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.

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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