Architect - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers - NJ or NY


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$36.16-54.24 /h
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Woodcliff Lake, NJ

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Job Overview:

Requisition ID: 143939

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers

Department: Design Engineering

Market: Transportation

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

For the past two years, we have had our best revenue years ever and were recently rated by ENR as #1 in the Top 100 Design/Build Contractor firms in North America! We are growing our Architecture team due to a strong backlog of work, new project wins, and new Design/Build pursuits! If you are an Architect with 5 or more years experience and a few great facilities projects under your belt, we would love to talk with you! With us, you will work with a team of architects, design engineers and construction professionals supporting facilities projects in all of our market areas. If you are ready for that next step in your career, and enjoy working on a diverse portfolio of projects, join us and see your designs come to life through construction! Our 136+ year history and ability to design & self-perform construction is a fundamental differentiator for clients and they are turning to us for their infrastructure solutions!

As an Architect with Kiewit, you will further develop the technical integrity of the infrastructure facilities and transit design group in the eastern United States and support design efforts across North America that include facilities for Rail Transit, Bus transit, Aviation, Marinas/Ports, Bridges, and Industrial buildings. We are interested in someone who is passionate, self-motivated, and has a strong desire to forward the field of infrastructure architecture in the US! If you are an architect that knows how to apply innovative technical solutions to solve problems and provide services to our clients - we want to talk with you!

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 Woodcliff Lake NJ office or in our New York City office, near Midtown. We offer relocation to the area.


The Architect will work with our highly successful regional team of architects and facility design professionals and lead quality projects for a diverse range of public and private-sector clients. These projects will include the design of transit facilities and stations, infrastructure support facilities, bridge structures and supporting aviation infrastructure. The successful candidate will implement QA/QC procedures and support a culture of quality among the team and practice.

The position requires excellent communication skills, both written and oral, to proactively manage and respond to requests and needs from other technical practices within Kiewit. Additionally, the position requires excellent interpersonal skills, used for personnel management, performance reviews, career development, and coordination of personnel resources as required by project needs. We can offer the right person a great opportunity to design, manage, and lead in a design-build group that strives for design excellence.

• Provides professional architectural consulting in the planning, design and coordination of project assignments. Makes recommendations on design alternatives.
• Applies diverse knowledge of architectural principles and practices in broad array of assignments. Independently makes decisions on significant architectural design problems and methods. Has full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating architectural design assignments.
• Responsible for specific technical design aspects of an assigned project, including investigation, evaluation and recommendation of design solutions that best meet the client's need. Frequently researches unusual and non-recurring problems.
• Independently applies advanced architectural concepts and designs. Carries out assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.
• May provide technical guidance to less experienced architects.
• May assist with proposal preparation/business development.


5+ years of experience designing major Transportation infrastructure facilities (Ex: Bus, Rail, Movable Bridge, Trolley, Maintenance facilities, Aviation) and/or architecture projects in the eastern US and nationally.
Architecture Degree Required
Works closely with the Infrastructure Facilities Lead in planning and implementing all work processes.
Ability to lead and guide the production of construction documents for major infrastructure facility projects including effectively communicating the criteria to the project team and monitoring its compliance through the QC program.
Develops and presents lead technical viewpoint on projects and ensures KIE systems are used to deliver the design in a standardized manner. Ensures that a technical solution, consistent with the program and design is properly developed and produced.
Prepare and document required code compliance and material and product research.
Verbal and written communication skills including the ability to write technical memos and papers, and present technical topics.
Has overall responsibility for coordination with sub-consultants and review
Supervises work of less experienced architects and team members. Responsible for all project work planning and scheduling.
Assists with the promotion, discipline, performance review, work allocation, training and mentoring of staff.
Proficient in use of BIM and CAD platforms, including Autodesk Revit, and Sketchup and/or Rhino, and familiarity with related tools and processes
Experience with Microsoft Office suite, Project Management and Scheduling software
Demonstrated graphic presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications
• Prior experience in oversight of architecture in the construction of transportation facilities
• Experience and/or interest in sustainable design. LEED and / or Envision professionals highly desired.
• Knowledge of visualization tools and processes a plus (Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, 3-D Studio Max, Rhino, Grasshopper)


Additional Requirements:

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

Base Compensation: $75,214 - $112,822
(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.