Senior Designer I - Structural


Title of position: Senior Designer I - Structural

Position type: Full Time

Pay range: $33-40 per hour

Location: Westminster, Colorado

Kahuna’s Core Values focus on Safety, Confidence, Innovation, Balance and Family. We manage our business by our Core Values to ultimately provide a safe and productive work environment. Our goal is to create a workplace that employees are proud to be a part of and want to retire from.

General Characteristics: Independently lead advanced technical structural design support for complex midstream oil and gas projects. Project assignments will include design tasks for large facility foundation and steel systems. Will report to Manager, Structural Design.


  • Able to develop complex foundation and steel designs to fit unique project situations using pre-developed tools coordinating with experienced designers and limited direction from engineers.
  • Ability to independently assist with and review drawings of other less experienced designers and markup as necessary to represent a functional design while coordinating with other experienced designers and engineers.
  • Ability to do advanced 3D modeling using pre-developed tools with little or no guidance.
  • Independently lead structural design portion of large projects or multiple mid-size/small projects.
  • Broad understanding of foundation types/steel shapes and correct application of them.
  • Broad understanding of industrial components and equipment.
  • Assist in development of group standards and practices.
  • Demonstrate full understanding of the workflow from beginning to end of a project and provides technical and administrative support to the discipline design group, reviews their progress, and evaluates their work.
  • Leads coordination with other design teams to ensure continuous flow of information concerning other engineering disciplines affecting the design execution of a project.
  • Demonstrate proven ability to functionally communicate technical and administrative project/task details, including correspondence via emails and general documentation.
  • Organize and prepare drawings for delivery maintaining security and confidentiality in a timely manner.
  • Understand and be able to operate Navisworks Freedom/Manage/Simulate, allowing for basic integration between engineering and design, and lead model reviews as necessary for assigned projects.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior around clients and vendors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required experience:

  • Must be a self-starter with initiative, hard worker who can work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of engineering specifications and is aware of applicable codes, materials, and their impact on design.
  • Must be detailed oriented; precise and organized in handling of drawings.
  • Solid organizational skills required; must be able to prioritize and multitask.
  • Typically has 6-10 years of progressive design experience or equivalent; 4 years minimum required.
  • Practical supervisory or managerial experience preferred.
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD®, CADworx Structure®.

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to ^ Kahuna is a DOT-regulated company; therefore, this position will require the candidate pass an initial drug screen and background check upon hire. Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Closing date: Open until filled.

Kahuna offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, and dental insurance, 401K participation, additional optional coverages, paid time off, and access to onsite exercise facilities. For information on Kahuna, including more information on our company culture, visit our website at

Kahuna is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.