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Kiewit Geotechnical Engineer 5 in Daytona Beach, Florida

Requisition ID: 169783

Job Level: Senior Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers

Department: Design Engineering

Market: Industrial

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an immediate opening for a dynamic Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement) in our growing Geotechnical Foundations Group. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will work on an interdisciplinary team including: geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, roadway engineers, 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 Kiewit District, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail/transit and systems, and materials disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on design-build projects.

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 office in Houston, Texas or out of our SE or Texas region location that requires at least 25% of travel to Kiewit offices, project sites and industry events.


  • Providing project support during the proposal/bid phase working with various team members to identify and evaluate innovative and cost-effective design solutions to deep foundation and ground improvement challenges.

  • Producing and overseeing production of engineering reports, geotechnical analysis, technical specifications, constructions drawings and mentoring various experience levels of engineers.

  • Working with the pursuit team to help identify key design and construction risks while developing plans to mitigate these risks.

  • Working on design-build projects as the Geotechnical Engineer-of-Record responsible for developing design recommendations and producing design deliverables for deep foundations and ground improvement.

  • Coordinating with external JV design and construction partners, third party geotechnical consultants, testing firms and contractors.

  • Supporting efforts to capture and spread lessons learned throughout Kiewit Construction Districts.

  • Training and developing staff engineers.

  • Representing Kiewit at geotechnical, deep foundation and ground improvement industry committees, technical conferences and events.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering or closely related field, required in addition to practical field construction experience. Master’s degree or higher preferred.

  • Minimum 15 years of progressive, relevant deep foundation and ground improvement geotechnical experience on EPC projects within the U.S.

  • U.S. Gulf Coast Region experience is a plus.

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the U.S. required.

  • Demonstrated broad technical knowledge of geotechnical engineering in addition to deep foundation and ground improvement techniques. Geo-Structural experience is a plus.

  • Deep foundation and ground improvement experience including design and construction oversight of: drilled shafts, augered cast-in-place piles, driven piles, micropiles. rigid inclusions, aggregate piers and stone columns, deep soil mixing, grouting techniques, deep dynamic compaction, and design of load transfer platforms.

  • Demonstrated broad technical knowledge of geotechnical engineering, including: deep foundation and ground improvement analysis or modeling, strong understanding of geotechnical field and laboratory testing methodology, and conventional load testing.

  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills, with a demonstrated focus on interdisciplinary design coordination, coordination between Engineering and Construction, experience working in a team setting, and directing/reviewing the work of others.

  • Strong interpersonal skills resulting in exceptional rapport with people. Proven success in initiating, promoting, and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships amongst a team.

  • Ability to travel to project sites and the physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions. #LI-MD1

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.

• May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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