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Kiewit Corporation Instrumentation & Controls Engineer- Kiewit Water Engineering in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 140263

Job Level: Mid Level

Department: Design Engineering

Market: Water/Wastewater

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

Kiewit Water Engineering (KWE) is seeking an Experienced Level Instrumentation and Controls Engineer to be a part of our growing Engineering team based in Lenexa, KS that is developing water and wastewater infrastructure solutions across North America. Looking for ideal candidates to grow the KWE team by providing instrumentation & control discipline technical expertise as well as I&C team leadership for the execution and evaluation of project designs. You will work independently on small projects, or as a part of a large multi-discipline team on larger projects, including working with both internal and external engineers and construction partners to provide our clients the industry’s best of both engineering and physical design. Project assignments range from support of proposals and estimates to technical design execution to construction and commissioning support.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the Water, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power and Oil, Gas & Chemical (OGC) markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,300 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve our customers across markets on projects of any scale and complexity level. Backed by over 130 years of construction expertise, our construction-focused engineering centers on constructability, commissioning, and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure total project success.

The Kiewit Water Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and control, structural, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on collaborative Design-Build (progressive and/or fixed price) and EPC delivery models for complex water projects. The team brings project solutions to life across North America in the following areas:

• Water Treatment

• Potable Municipal and Groundwater Desalination

• Advanced Water Reuse

• Groundwater Remediation

• Storm water Recycling

• Industrial Water Treatment

• Wastewater Treatment

• Biosolids Treatment

• Pipelines and Conveyance

Clients are turning to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects to lead and manage multi-disciplined design teams to work together to improve schedule, track design progress, control costs and minimize risk. We are a high performing team of engineers and designers that leads the water engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs, all working to develop the best possible delivery of water facility projects to our clients.


This role will be based out of Kiewit's Lenexa, KS office (Kansas City area) preferably. Remote work locations will be fairly considered.


  • Act as a lead or support engineer on a multitude of pursuits and projects providing front line technical issue solutions associated with design, construction, equipment and/or operations of SCADA system replacement/upgrades and other I&C projects for water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects.

  • Evaluate, select, and apply engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria for water and wastewater projects of all sizes and levels of complexity.

  • Incorporate the requirements of contract and customer Requests for Proposals (RFPs), professional service agreements, or other contractual requirements ensuring the projects meet or exceed project goals.

  • Contribute to the development of client proposals and project cost estimates. Lead cost, feasibility and planning studies, analyzing customer needs and data including researching, investigate and coordinate with other engineers, and providing recommendations to the customer.

  • Develop and apply a comprehensive understanding of departmental design and industry standard methods, applicable engineering codes, and Kiewit guidelines to oversee and/or perform the preparation of design calculations, project drawings, and project design specifications.

  • Formulate and prepare technical specifications, perform bid evaluations of equipment and construction proposals, develop recommendations for equipment selection and contract award and prepare interface points with construction partners and equipment suppliers.

  • Schedule, review, and coordinate design efforts with other project personnel.

  • Oversight and/or direct performance of supplier shop drawing review, comment (and subsequent resolution), and approval and perform technical contract administration.

  • Mentor and direct the work of entry and mid-level employees for skills development. Review their progress and results. Provide direction and coaching, as needed.

  • Coordinate with internal and external partners including cross-discipline, construction, vendors, fabricator(s), and owners to address electrical/I&C-related design concepts, issues, or concerns.


  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Electrical or Controls Engineering from an ABET accredited four-year college or university

  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration

  • At least 5 years’ experience in instrumentation and controls engineering and design performing engineering related duties with a minimum of three years in the water/wastewater market

  • Familiarity with control system programming concepts

  • Experience with SCADA systems and PLC. DCS system experience considered desirable

  • Field support of municipal water project start-up and commissioning is desirable

  • Willing and available to accommodate intermittent travel (10-20% expected)

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies

  • Strong work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done

  • Displays leadership and confidence to mentor peers


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