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Kiewit Corporation Entry Level Mining Engineer - Kiewit Mining Group in CO, Wyoming

Date: Jan 23, 2020

Location: CO, WY, ID, TX, WY, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 83128


Kiewit’s Mining Group is currently seeking entry level mining engineers to join our growing team. This position will specialize in mine management, production, maintenance, and contract mining ventures, operating surface coal mines in Wyoming and Texas, and a phosphate operation located in southeast Idaho. Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we're boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There's a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won't find anywhere else.


Kiewit's Mining Group has locations in Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, and Idaho. However, one of the many things that makes Kiewit's culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs. Job assignment location will be determined 30 days out from your start date.


Kiewit Mining Group is looking for entry level Mining Engineers wanting to make a career working at our surface mining operations within North America. This position will be responsible for the short-range mine planning, design and estimating as well as developing and assisting in the creation of the annual budgets. The Mining/Civil Engineer will also be proficient with verbal, written and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization as well as possess excellent planning, time organization and problem-solving skills.

•Relocation to mining sites or short-term assignment travel will be required for this position

•Understand and follow all federal, state, and company health, safety, and environmental requirements

•Long/short range mining planning, design, and budgeting

•Establish and maintain communications between all levels of supervision and management

•Perform engineering tasks requiring standard techniques and handling minor problems of a technical nature arising during mining operation

•Short-range mine planning involving dragline design, truck-shovel design, regrade design and estimating

•Integrate plans with short and mid-range mine plans

•Develop and assist in annual budgets including cost and financial analysis

•Assist in regulatory permitting

•Investigate problems and/or reported incidents; identify and recommend solutions/alternatives as appropriate

•Perform all other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements

Working outdoors and being exposed to both heat and cold are required for this role. Lifting up to 20 pounds unassisted is also required.


•Undergraduate degree in mining engineering, civil engineering, or a related degree

•Broad knowledge and ability to understand project scheduling and cost control, and to read and understand project owner specifications and engineering drawings

•Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office. Familiarity with AutoCAD, Carlson Mining, Vulcan, Hard Dollor and SAP are preferred

•Must be willing to relocate for the first assignment and throughout a career as we operate on project/work need basis

•Interest in and passion for mining

•Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt (completion of MSHA New Miner training is preferred)

•Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail

•Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

•Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity

•Strong work ethic - willing to do what it takes to get the job done. This position will require more than 40 hours/week.

•The ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates, environment, and terrain

Entry Level Mining Engineer - Kiewit Mining Group

About Kiewit

As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different

• Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record

• Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from Day One of employment

• 401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay

• Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year

• We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit is 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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