Environmental Specialist

Denver, CO +1

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an opening for a dynamic Environmental Specialist. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail, and materials disciplines. We are the multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure projects. You will work with senior environmental managers to ensure that complex construction projects are planned, designed, and constructed in an environmentally friendly way. You will use your education and experience to identify risk, communicate with the project team, and find a solution to difficult environmental challenges. You will learn to determine permitting needs of some of the largest infrastructure projects in the nation and will work to complete these projects with a focus on building a more sustainable world.

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of complex 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 lead to safe, cost-effective, and innovative designs that exceed 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 Lone Tree, CO office.


  • Review project documents to identify and communicate environmental risks to the project team.
  • Review documents for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, and Section 404/401 of the Clean Water Act, and Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act.
  • Identify permit requirements of a project on a federal, state, and local level, and work in an electronic database to track these permits.
  • Forecast, track and communicate environmental costs.

Review and develop environmental plans to address the following:

  • Wetlands
  • Noise
  • Water Quality
  • Waste management
  • Wildlife surveys
  • Hazardous materials 
  • Mitigation plans for adverse impacts   
  • Develop and conduct environmental protection and awareness training. 
  • Manage environmental subconsultant budget and schedules.
  • Interpret and apply environmental specifications and drawings avoiding and minimizing adverse effects to the natural environment and local communities.
  • Develop SPCC and SWPPP plans.


  • 2 + years of environmental regulatory experience  
  • 4 years degree in an environmental science or engineering field.
  • Basic knowledge of State(s) and Federal environmental regulations.
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative.
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity.
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives.
  • Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail.

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: $62,301 - $93,451 

(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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