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Kiewit Senior Civil Designer - Kiewit Power Engineering in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 170884

Job Level: Senior Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering

Department: Drafting & Design

Market: Power

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

Does the chance to change a skyline excite you? Do you consider yourself a high-performer? Creative? Committed to high-quality work? Is adventure your middle name? If so, you may have a future in design engineering at Kiewit! We’re known for creating innovative, world-class building projects throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico — many are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. How do we do it? We hire only the best and we employ them to do career-defining work that changes the landscape in communities around the world. You bring your talent, skills, and drive to succeed. We’ll provide the training, on-the-job experience and responsibility from day one that will shape your professional growth. Let’s go!

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets. Our combined staff of more than 3,000 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Backed by 140 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.

Our rapidly growing Power district, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPC delivery model for power facilities. We offer a variety of engineering services, including owner's engineering, project development, detailed engineering and design, construction management and plant services. Our engineering teams bring power projects to life across North America in the following areas:

  • Gas-fired generation

  • Power delivery

  • Environmental retrofits

  • Renewables and new technology

  • Water/wastewater


This position is based out of Lenexa, KS with opportunity for flexible work.


•     Develops and checks less experienced engineers to solve design issues.

•     Provide guidance on corrective measures to address issues in drawings.

•     Manages several different assignments simultaneously.

•     Act as field resource to assist construction in the field on medium to complex issues.

•     Provides technical knowledge and guidance for standards and design to less experienced designers.

•     Creates innovative working methods to generate new ideas.

•     Uses resources to identify new solutions and finds best cost solutions.

•     Proactively reviews and suggests alternate solutions to improve communication on drawings between departments.

•     Identities changes in scope of work during large projects and produces drawing changes as needed to stay within budget and schedule.

•     Serves as resource to less experienced designers to convey intent and application of procedures and industry standards to produce quality deliverables.


•     Associate degree or High School diploma + 2 years’ experience as a minimum

•     10+ years' of relevant experience preferred.

•     Acts independently to determine methods and processes for assignments.

•     Trains and leads team of designers as needed.

•     Leads team for work with high complexity.

•     Work with project team as representative and coordinates work within discipline department.

•     Adjusts to varying demands of work and performs well.

•     Develops and presents work in well-constructed written and verbal presentations. Clearly conveys messages and ideas, gains understanding.

•     Communicates effectively across all departments of organization.

•     Works collaboratively across departments and with field to solve problems.

•     Supports project teams and departments in a positive and productive manner. Works well with other to accomplish common goals and objectives.

•     Advanced skills in Civil3D.

•     Continuously looking for ways to improve processes for customers and makes recommendations for improvements.


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.

  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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