Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers

January 14, 2022
Littleton, CO
Job Type


Requisition ID: 129239 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer position is responsible for engineering assignments in support of Kiewit Corporation business. This position requires in-depth knowledge of geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics, rock mechanics, groundwater hydrology, and geotechnical design associated with heavy civil construction. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will work with interdisciplinary teams that may include structural engineers, roadway engineers, drainage engineers, material engineers, estimators, schedulers and construction experts to perform engineering analysis and design. Our geotechnical engineering staff supports project pursuits, awarded projects, and construction engineering. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will be responsible for overseeing the production and/or review of engineering reports, geotechnical analysis, and directing the work of staff geotechnical engineers.

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 is based out of our Denver / Lone Tree, CO office with eligibilty to be remote based on location and experience. Position requires travel to project offices and work sites, and period field assignments as business necessitates.


  • The Senior Geotechnical Engineer is responsible for engineering assignments in support of Kiewit Corporation business
  • Supports the bid phase development of innovative and cost-effective design
  • Works within the pursuit team during the bid phase to help identify key geotechnical design risks and develops plans to mitigate risks
  • Supports efforts to capture and share design lessons and innovations to all Districts
  • Works with interdisciplinary engineering teams and design subcontractors to ensure the most cost-effective design is developed
  • Trains and develops staff geotechnical engineers


  • Master’s degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering or equivalent experience required
  • 15+ years of geotechnical engineering experience required with focus in Construction Dewatering including wells, piping, pumping, and deep foundations
  • 10+ yrs of micropile, construction dewatering is a PLUS
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the U.S
  • License as Water Well Driller and Pump Installer is PLUS.
  • Experience with support of excavation, earth retention, slope stability, rock mechanics, soft soils, ground improvement, deep foundations, shallow foundations, and/or dewatering 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 as business necessitates

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position requires an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

Base Compensation: $110,267  - $165,401 
(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.

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