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Civil Engineering Proposal Lead - Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 145582 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are an innovative team of engineers and designers that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s module fabrication and construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

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 1,300 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 130 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 will be based out of our Kiewit Power office in Lenexa, KS.


•    Reviewing, analyzing and interpreting Contract Documents (RFP, specifications, drawings, and reference information) to develop conceptual design plans for a variety of power generation and industrial projects across the United States.
•    Independently evaluate, select and apply engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to a variety of site development projects. 
•    Develop conceptual civil designs that may include analysis, calculations, research, selection, layout, etc. necessary to develop required design documents.
•    Coordinate proposals with project personnel in all disciplines and departments ranging in moderate to large or complex projects.
•    Collaborate with and manage entry- and mid-level employees for skills development, review work progress and provide direction as needed.
•    Utilize basic civil engineering software packages and computer-aided drafting software in accordance with industry codes and standards.
•    Collaborate with various discipline and subsidiary groups to provide expertise and support project needs.
•    Ability to understand civil construction methods and be able to clearly communicate the means and methods used to price an estimate.
•    Ability to make assumptions based on experience when detailed plans are not provided and front-end estimating is performed based on conceptual level designs. 
•    Ability to perform accurate quantity takeoffs for earthwork, site surfacing, underground piping and drainage.
•    Identifying bid qualifications, risks, and assumptions along with quantities and pricing ensuring estimates and proposals are performed in accordance with company practices and standards.
•    Participate in estimate reviews and presentations to department heads, estimate managers and executive management.
•    Manage comparisons between self-perform estimates and subcontractor quotes.


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
•    At least 6 years' minimum relevant experience in Civil Engineering or Civil Construction Estimating function
•    Strong technical background in general Civil-Site Design, drainage systems, grading, utilities and roads/paving
•    Knowledgeable in multiple engineering software, including AutoCAD Civil 3D and storm drainage software
•    Licensed Professional Engineer with NCEES record preferable
•    Travel <20% expected
•    Can provide guidance to less experienced engineers and/or those without previous estimating experience
•    Works collaboratively across departments and involves others in solving problems.  Initiates meetings within own team, other disciplines or internal customers for clarity on work.
•    Supports project teams and departments in a positive and productive manner.  Works well with others to accomplish common goals and objectives
•    Follows through on commitments made to internal and external customers and meets all required deadlines
•    Serves as project/discipline point of contact for external and internal customers
•    Able to manage multiple responsibilities with set expectations and meet deadlines


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.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

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