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Kiewit Structural Tekla Designer- Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers in Kansas City, Kansas

Requisition ID: 169944

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers

Department: Drafting & Design

Market: Power

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers (KIE) is seeking a Structural Designer for Construction Engineering Services (CES). We're looking for the ideal candidate to work with Tekla & AutoCAD programs and perform a variety of structural design, CAD/BIM production tasks related to temporary structures supporting construction operations. The Designer should have 5+ years’ experience in engineering plan production and be familiar with current technical tools, software, and CAD/BIM best practices.

Our CES group provides value to the success of our clients’ projects by designing and building temporary works which are critical to quality project design, cost control, and construction excellence. The engineering design tasks our CES group performs to help Kiewit build projects include: Bridge demolition, cofferdam design, critical crane lifts, girder erection, hoisting and jacking, deep foundations, excavation support, marine engineering, formwork/falsework design, temporary bridges, and custom equipment.

As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2021 revenues of $11.8 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 27,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

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 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 out of our Lenexa, KS or Westlake, TX offices. Opportunities for Flexible working are available.


•Work with our engineering teams to self-perform structural designs for temporary structures (steel, wood, concrete, manufactured items, etc.) supporting construction activities on Kiewit projects

•Use Tekla and AutoCAD software to produce design for estimate and construction documents

•Coordinate with other KIE CES office Design Leads to enforce CAD/BIM standards, maintain quality, share resources, and operate in a uniform manner

•Maintain high level engineering team relationships

•Participate in design reviews to evaluate design concepts and make recommendations

•Follow and assist in developing company BIM/CAD and quality standards

•Comply with all corporate manager requirements – Team performance and career development reviews, time entry review, compliance, etc.


•5+ years’ experience in CAD/BIM design and production of structural design documents

•Associate degree in Computer Aided Design, Engineering Technology, or similar program experience

•Advanced proficiency in Tekla and AutoCAD (2D and 3D)

•Additional proficiency in Civil 3D, Revit, or Navisworks is a plus

•Understanding of engineering principles and materials for structural and work

•Read and understand construction documents

•Ability to detail structural connections for steel and concrete structures preferred

•Ability to clearly communicate and collaborate with Engineers and Designers

•Critical thinking skills necessary with the ability to plan and conceptualize

•Capable of recognizing conflicts and discrepancies with strong attention to detail

•Basic skills in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)

•Construction and management experience are a plus


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.

Company: Kiewit