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Industrial Design Engineering Lead - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US McLean, VA, US

Requisition ID: 156070 

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 Industrial Design Lead in our growing Design Engineering Group.  The role is located in any US or Canada KIE office, with the opportunity for flexible work.  You will be part of our growing Infrastructure Design Department covering various markets with a broad Industrial project portfolio - including Automobile manufacturing facilities, Military bases/facilities, Cargo Facilities, Rail/Transit stations and facilities, Aviation facilities, pharmaceutical facilities, hospitals, or power facilities. Our portfolio is broad, which means you have versatile projects to work on, and the opportunity to make your mark on Industrial facilities across North America!  

In this role, you will take the lead to develop innovative design solutions for all and help build our Industrial Design team in United States, Canada, and Mexico. We are interested in someone who is self-motivated, has a passion for solving complex design problems and broad technical expertise in Industrial Engineering.   


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 can be based in any KIE office within the continental US or Canada with ability to travel up to 50% of the time as needed.  Opportunities for flexible work are available.


•    Work with leaders across Kiewit to advance the technical and business applications of the buildings/facilities group for Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering supporting various market areas (transportation, industrial, water/wastewater, manufacturing, etc…). 
•    Coordinate engineering designs for industrial building and facility proposals and projects, interfacing with other Kiewit offices/teams, external design consultants/partners in the USA and Canada. 
•    Lead and perform engineering design tasks and coordinate with design teams in developing plans, specifications, and estimates for final design of train and bus stations, maintenance facilities, aviation facilities and other industrial/infrastructure facilities.
•    Develop task scopes, schedules, and budgets for design deliverables for Industrial designs and site layouts.
•    Identify and understand technical requirements of design projects and implement engineering principles to develop solutions.
•    Provide technical reviews at the conceptual and final design stages of project development
•    Perform interdisciplinary reviews for coordination with other design disciplines and compliance with contract documents.
•     Lead technical meetings and discussions; strategize solutions to complex or unique technical problems.
•    Identify technical differentiators and develop schemes for key project pursuits.
•    Assist Sr. Manager in hiring, developing, and coaching an Industrial engineering design team.


•    Bachelor’s degree or greater in Industrial Engineering or related engineering field such as Mechanical Engineering. 
•    10+ years’ experience in relevant Industrial engineering design.
•    Registration as a Professional Engineer in at least one state, or ability to procure license within one year of employment. 
•    Experience with Design-Build or other alternative delivery methods
•    Established relationships with public and private transportation agencies required.
•    Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
•    Strong people skills and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
•    Ability to travel as business requires to Kiewit office, project offices and other sites

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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