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Senior Water Resource Engineer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers at Kiewit

Senior Water Resource Engineer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers

Kiewit Seattle, WA Full Time

Requisition ID: 124569 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering has an immediate opening for a dynamic Stream Design Engineer in our growing Design Engineering Services (DES) Group based in Seattle, WA.  The Stream Design Engineer will lead/manage hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, design, and construction support on an interdisciplinary team including: geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, roadway engineers, environmental scientists, estimators, schedulers and construction experts to perform engineering analysis, design, and estimates in support of design-build pursuits and ongoing projects. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail/transit and systems, and materials disciplines and 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 in the Puget Sound area and beyond.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering Group'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 will have ample opportunities 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 benefits, a wealth-building 401(k) plan, and unbeatable project and growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you are ensuring a lifetime of success.


This position is based out of our Puget Sound area office located in Federal Way, WA.


•    Stream Design Engineer shall be responsible for determining stream flows and tidal effect, stream restoration with large woody material (LWM) placement with and without anchor systems design, stream or river embankment stabilization, floodplain analysis, geomorphology, zero rise analysis, scour analysis, streambed material design, backwater analysis, and estuary design.  Shall be responsible for all hydraulic and hydrology specialty design work revisions for the duration of the contract.
•    Leads team in advanced solutions to complex issues
•    Proactively identifies gaps in design and provides solutions.
•    Supports major project/proposal pursuits
•    Reviews and corrects the work of engineers and designers to develop documents as needed
•    Assists others to structure and solve technical issues
•    Improves existing processes by using different approaches/methods
•    Generates multiple alternatives before settling on a solution
•    Develops creative solutions to complex problems
•    Collaborates with others to determine best solution internally and externally
•    Identifies changes in scope of work during a large project and produces documents to stay within budget and schedule
•    Generates new ways of thinking about and solving problem
•    Leads quality check of engineering and design of major projects to ensure accuracy
•    Sets the example for exceptional performance.
•    Leads hydraulic design task force meetings
•    Manages a stream team that consists of engineers, geomorphologists, and biologists from Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering Group and third-party design firms. 
•    Serves as a subject matter expert 
•    Serves as a mentor to young engineers and technical staff


•    Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and/or Environmental Engineering minimum required.
•    10+ year minimum relevant experience in stream grading, stream restoration with LWM placement with and without anchor system design; embankment stabilization, flood plain analysis, geomorphology, zero rise analysis, scour analysis, streambed material designing, backwater analysis, and estuary design
•    Hydrology and hydraulic specialty design is required
•    Experience with fish passage crossing in Washington within the past 5 years
•    Experience with at least one fish passage project for WSDOT in past year
•    Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Washington is required
•    Experience and current knowledge of procedures for scour analysis as recommended by FHWA
•    Travel <25% expected.
•    Communicates effectively across all levels of organization
•    Serves as technical resource to projects and estimating
•    Works well with other, involves less experienced engineers in issues to foster training of others

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.


Recommended Skills

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Systems Design
  • Embankment Design
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