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Kiewit Substation Civil/Structural Engineer - Kiewit Power Delivery 1 in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 171189

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering

Department: Design Engineering

Market: Power

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

As a Mid-level Structural Design Engineer in the Power Delivery department, you will be part of a growing team that supports all aspects of the construction process by performing innovative design engineering through brainstorming conceptual designs, performing and/or reviewing structural calculations, developing plans, scheduling tasks to meet client needs, as well as mitigating risk to keep our construction crews safe.

District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery is a full-service engineering and construction solutions provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the transmission and distribution market from high voltage overhead and underground transmission to distribution and automation design and construction capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the electric utility, renewable energy, industrial, and oil, gas markets. As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.

Our rapidly growing power delivery business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities that we live. We have invested in industry leading design technology and platforms while also expanding our construction equipment fleet with the most advanced, and safest equipment on the market. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft with the best tooling and safety programs available.

We are an innovative team that prides itself on continuous improvement and always delivering on our commitments to our clients and ourselves. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, mining, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.


This position is based out of our office in Lenexa, KS.


• Assist in the preparation of designs for assigned structure(s) including research, system selection, analysis, and drawing preparation for electrical substations and transmission lines on engineering-only and EPC projects.

• Apply department and industry standards when preparing calculations, project drawings, and project specifications.

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

• Research new markets and adapt current process and workflows to successfully execute project deliverables.

• Coordinate with internal and external partners including cross-discipline, construction, vendors, fabricator(s), and owners to address structural-related issues or concerns.

• Prepare, monitor, and update project plans, schedules, and budgets (including staffing needs) to project management and department management.

• Support department managers in achieving performance goals for the department.

• Apply engineering application software to complete engineering tasks such as foundation and steel structure design.


• Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Structural or Architectural engineering program from an ABET accredited four-year program

• At least 2 years’ experience in Structural design engineering in the Power/ Industrial industry preferred, but not required.

• Functional in utilizing spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and computer operations.

• Knowledgeable in engineering software, specifically, LPILE and MathCAD, SAP2000 and/or Risa3D, and MFAD and/or Shaft and/or spMats.

• General knowledge of engineering standards including AISC Steel Construction Manuel, ACI 318, ASCE 7 and 113, and IBC.

• Eligibility to take Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification

• Legally able to work in the United States for any length of time

• Strong written and verbal communication skills, fluent in the English language


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