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Lead Utilities Engineer - LAX

KDG Construction Consulting is seeking an experienced Lead Utilities Engineer with a strong background in utility coordination, utility construction and relocation associated with major infrastructure, complex facility and heavy civil projects  to support a large capital improvement project currently underway at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The Lead Utilities Engineer will be responsible for providing oversight of the U&E Utilities work and will be reporting to the Engineering Manager. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Proactive leadership in coordinating all utility work throughout LAMP.
  • Prepare Utility Master Plan for LAMP and manage consolidated LAMP utility basefile.
  • Work with interface management team to identify and manage utility interface risks.
  • Ensure utility scope is properly identified in the Contract Documents for each LAMP Project.
  • Manage ongoing utility verification and potholing efforts.
  • Review design packages for each LAMP project. Activities include:
    • Confirm the completeness and adequacy of the scope of Utilities Work in each package.
    • Confirm all utilities are identified and defined.
  • Work with U&E team to develop and regularly update the U&E Utilities Matrix.
  • Analyze Developer/Contractor change requests associated with utility variations.
  • Coordinate with the project team to ensure utility-related risks are included in risk assessment and mitigation efforts.

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • 10-15 years of related field engineering experience and demonstrated utility design and construction experience
  • Previous leadership experience on large aviation construction programs at domestic/international passenger airports preferred
  • 4-year degree in Engineering (or related field)
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration highly preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong familiarity of industry practices and regulations is required


About KDG: KDG currently provides Project Management and Construction Management (PM/CM) services to Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) at LAX. KDG's employees work alongside the LAWA staff to support new construction and improvement projects, including airside, landside, terminal, and infrastructure work.

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