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  Location:  Denver, CO, US Lone Tree, CO, USRequisition ID: 168600 Job Level: Mid Level Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers Department: Design Engineering Market: Water/Wastewater Employment Type: Full Time 


Kiewit has an immediate opening for a Geotechnical Engineer with experience in the design and construction of dams, levees, and other hydraulic structures to support Kiewit Corporation’s Dams and Water Resources business across North America.  The successful candidate will bring energy, enthusiasm, and a focus on collaboration while providing technical, quality, and safety leadership on projects and pursuits.

The Geotechnical Engineer will work with an interdisciplinary team that includes civil, structural, hydrologic, hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical engineers, as well as estimators, schedulers and other construction professionals, to identify geotechnical engineering risks and develop appropriate designs for water supply, flood control, pumped storage, and hydroelectric projects.  

The Geotechnical Engineer will be responsible for preparing and/or overseeing the production of engineering analyses, reports, construction drawings, specifications, and other deliverables, as well as directing the work of staff and field geotechnical engineers/geologists.


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 is based in our Lone Tree, CO office.


•    Preparing, or overseeing the preparation of, geotechnical evaluations for material characterization, liquefaction, seepage, slope stability and settlement analysis, including preparation of calculation packages
•    Working on preliminary engineering designs and EPC/design-build pursuits and projects; developing design recommendations and producing design deliverables; serving as a project geotechnical engineer supporting the geotechnical lead and/or engineer of record. 
•    Providing geotechnical engineering services as part of interdisciplinary pursuit teams working to develop innovative and cost-effective bid phase designs, identify key geotechnical design risks, and develop plans to mitigate those risks.
•    Preparing and presenting technical presentations of evaluation results to internal team
•    Coordinating with the Design and Project Management Team to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery. 
•    Collaborating with staff and the Engineering Project Management Team to develop work scopes and labor estimates.


•    Minimum 4 years of progressive geotechnical design experience including, knowledge with 2D and 3D modelling softwares (GeoStudio Suites, Rocscience Suites, Plaxis and/or Midas GTS NX).
•    Engineering Intern registration, required
•    Professional engineering registration, preferred.
•    Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience, in Geotechnical Engineering or closely related field, required. 
•    Master's degree, or equivalent experience, in Geotechnical Engineering or closely related field, preferred. 
•    Demonstrated broad technical knowledge of geotechnical engineering and technical solutions to geotechnical issues associated with the rehabilitation of existing and design and construction of new dam, levee, and other water resources projects, including ability to develop and evaluate innovative and cost-effective design solutions to problems and challenges.
•    Dam-focused experience including: subsurface exploration and characterization, borrow source characterization, seepage and stability analyses (static and seismic), settlement and deformation analyses, liquefaction assessments, filter zone and drain design, foundation treatment and seepage cutoff, etc.
•    Knowledge of state/provincial and federal/National dam and levee guidance and regulations, including USACE design standards, US Bureau of Reclamation design standards, FERC guidelines, CDA guidance documents, etc., preferred.
•    Previously approved by the FERC to conduct geotechnical investigations, preferred.
•    Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills. 
•    Strong interpersonal skills resulting in exceptional rapport with people.  Proven success working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
•    This position requires travel to project offices and work sites. Ability to travel based on business needs and requirements, including the physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions.
#LI-MD1Other 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.
 Base Compensation: $93,000 - $130,000 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)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.