Sr Geotechnical Engineer - KIE

Location: Englewood CO Posted Date: March 13, 2020
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Employer Job Id:  98485  Careermine Job Id: 1838371
Requisition ID: 98485

Job Level: Mid Level

Department: Design Engineering

Market: Transportation

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer position is responsible for engineering assignments in support of Kiewit Corporation business. This will require knowledge of geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics and geotechnical design associated with heavy civil construction. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will work with an interdisciplinary team that includes structural engineers, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers. material engineers, estimators, schedulers and construction experts to perform engineering analysis and design. Our geotech engineers support project pursuits, awarded projects, and construction engineering. The Senior Geotech Engineer will be responsible for overseeing the production and/or review of engineering reports, geotech nical analysis, and directing the work of staff geotechnical engineers. They will also be responsible to work with our quality department to oversee geotechnical construction efforts.

***This position requires travel to project offices and work sites and periodic field assignments.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers (KIE) is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of our company that offers a variety of services, including, temporary and permanent design services for current projects and new project pursuits in the United States and Canada. Our design services group has offices in Colorado, Nebraska, Washington State, and Toronto, Canada offering expertise in structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, and materials disciplines. Our engineering group is responsible for managing engineering assignments in support of Kiewit's construction projects in both the United States and Canada. As part of the engineering group, you will have the opportunity to work with other structural and geotechnical engineers, members of our interdisciplinary engineering team, as well as estimators, schedules and construction experts to provide advice on construction methodology, risk and the design of temporary works.


This position is based out of our office in Englewood, CO and includes travel to project offices and work sites, and period field assignments.


  • Support of the bid phase development of innovative and cost-effective design
  • Working within the pursuit team during the bid phase to help identify key design risks and develop plans to mitigate risks
  • Support efforts to capture and spread design lessons learned knowledge to all Districts
  • Support efforts to develop and spread design innovation knowledge to all Districts
  • Work with the interdisciplinary engineering team and design subcontractors to ensure the most cost-effective design is developed
  • Train and develop junior engineers


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering; Master's degree or PhD in Geotechnical Engineering is preferred
  • 11+ years of relevant geotechnical engineering experience, 15+ preferred
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the U.S
  • Strong all-around academic knowledge of geotechnical engineering
  • Experience with support of excavation, earth retention, slope stability, rock mechanics, soft soils, ground improvement, deep foundations, shallow foundations, dewatering, mining, and/or dam design is an asset
  • Experience working in a team setting and directing the work of others
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Strong people skills and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • The physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions
  • Ability to travel to project sites and/or relocate based on business needs
  • **Experience with EPC contracts is a plus

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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver
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