Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers

Requisition ID: 168205

Job Level: Senior Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers

Department: Design Engineering

Market: Transportation

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to support the rapid growth of the rail transit systems section and projects across North America. The person will work under the direction of an Engineering Manager, perform preliminary engineering and/or detail engineering design for HVAC, ventilation, pump and other miscellaneous mechanical systems for industrial and commercial facilities.

You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail, and materials disciplines, 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.

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• No. 20 – Domestic Building / Manufacturing

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers’ 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 Itasca, IL or McLean, VA location with opportunities for hybrid work schedule. Remote work is available based on individual’s years of experience, qualifications and expertise.


  • Develop preliminary engineering design and detail engineering design for HVAC, ventilation, pumping stations and other miscellaneous mechanical systems for rail and transit and other industrial and commercial facilities.
  • Perform calculations manually or using applicable software to support design.
  • Develop technical reports and white paper.
  • Perform field survey and field test.


  • Must possess at least 5+ years’ experience in facility/building mechanical system design
  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering or related fields
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional Engineer license or ability to obtain one in 12 months is preferred
  • Proficient in CAD and modeling software, like AutoCAD, MicroStation, Revit
  • Proficient in MS office suite
  • Ability to travel as business requires


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.

Base Compensation: $127,684 – $145,000
(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.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come.

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities.

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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