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Kiewit Commissioning & Startup (CSU) Engineer - Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 172433

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering

Department: Commissioning

Market: Industrial

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

Kiewit has an exciting new opportunity for a Commissioning & Startup (CSU) Engineer to work with our growing Industrial & Water Group!

The CSU Engineer primarily participates in the development and execution of planning and field activities spanning from FEL and Detailed Design Phases of a project through to completion. This role is located in Lenexa, KS, with the opportunity for flexible work . The applicant should possess some experience in Industrial processes (either design or operation) and desires further exposure to range of mining and mineral processes for commodities, which may include various forms of Lithium, Gold, Silver, Copper, Soda Ash, and Rare Earth elements.  

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering consulting and design firm serving a broad range of the industrial markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,700 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve our customers across multiple markets on projects of varying scale and complexity level. Our operations-focused engineering provides our clients with safe and efficient facilities, and it integrates our 130 years of construction experience to finish projects on time and to make sure that Nobody Gets Hurt.

Our rapidly growing Industrial & Water Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, geotechnical, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused in markets such as Food & Beverage, Mineral Processing, Renewable Fuels, Pulp and Paper, Steel & Aluminum, Industrial Buildings, and Industrial Energy, Water and Utilities.


This position is based out of Lenexa, KS.


The CSU Engineer will participate in the following project activities, as required. 

  • Support the Commissioning Manager and Sr. Commissioning Engineer as well as the greater commissioning team in the safe and efficient execution of commissioning projects

  • Participate in project design reviews during design development

  • Assist with development of the Commissioning estimates, proposals and bid documentation

  • Assist with development of all commissioning documentation including (but not limited to) execution plans, system Commissioning procedures, construction / commissioning check-sheets and project schedule.

  • Assist with development of facility pre-startup procedures (nitrogen leak testing, nitrogen purging, vessel initial fills, production train circulation, etc.)

  • Assist with systems completion strategy definition at project kickoff and support systems completion activities as required

  • Track and report progress on commissioning activities

  • Identify commissioning issues and proposed resolution

  • Develop Technical Queries and follow through on resolution

  • Interface effectively with stakeholder groups to maintain synergy with project teams

  • Assist with development of operating manuals

  • Issue weekly updates (as required)

  • Responsible for adhering to policies and procedures in a positive manner

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Should possess an Engineering degree or equivalent experience and have an interest in Industrial Facilities and emerging markets

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in commissioning and/or Design within the market segment.


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.

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.

Company: Kiewit