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P&C Substation Commissioning Engineer III- Kiewit Power Delivery


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 101279 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Commissioning 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an Electrical Commissioning Engineer, you will provide oversight for Kiewit's Kiewit Power Delivery electrical testing, design reviews, and develop RFP's.

District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery (KPD) provides direct-hire construction services for Power Delivery Services utilizing organized and open shop labor force.  Kiewit Power Delivery throughout North America currently consists of Transmission & Distribution, Wind and Solar Projects.  All of Kiewit Power is committed to Kiewit’s “Nobody Gets Hurt” Philosophy. 


This position is based out of Lenexa, KS. You will travel to project sites on an as needed basis.

One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.


•    Perform cold eye review of protection and control drawings, relay settings/logics etc.
•    Review third party electrical test reports, OEM field test reports
•    Travel to project site as needed to carry out audit, review energization plan and assist with major energization evolution
•    Perform function testing of substation relaying and control circuits, transformers, circuit breakers.
•    Supervise and assist with commissioning, testing of protective relaying equipment, Circuit Breakers, CTs, PTs/CVTs, DFR equipment, SCADA systems, and associated communication equipment.
•    Read and interpret three-line, one-line diagrams, control schematics/elementary drawings, complex substation protection scheme, and relaying diagrams.
•    Supervise and assist with end-to-end relay testing of line relaying scheme utilized for current differential and distance protection.
•    Develop written commissioning and testing standard for component testing, procedure for substation, transformer initial energization.
•    Effectively interface with engineering, construction, third party testing outfit and customers.
•    Provide technical support and guidance to project team.
•    Develop testing plan and due diligence to seamlessly integrate new relaying and controls with existing scheme in brown field projects
•    Review substation energization plan, switching orders to develop action plan to mitigate nuisance trip and load disruption in brown field projects


•    Must have a minimum of 10+ years related experience in the areas of transmission and distribution substation testing, checkout and relaying/control, 
•    Familiar with SCADA/Automation checkout testing and troubleshooting.
•    Demonstrate thorough proficiency regarding protective relay, line relaying, Bus Differential, Breaker Failure relaying
•    Experience with substation communication, SCADA/Automation theory and application, general electrical/electronic theory, computer software skills relating to testing instruments, relays.
•    Must be familiar with NETA, IEEE Testing standards
•    Knowledge and familiarity with operating basic and advanced test equipment
•    Knowledge and familiarity with electromechanical relaying scheme (BDD, CA, HU, KD etc.)
•    Familiar with SEL, GE, Beckwith and ABB substation relays
•    Experience is desired with SEL RTAC, GE D20/400, RTU-IED Communications, Power Line Carrier Communication (PLCC)
•    Must be able to demonstrate safe electrical troubleshooting skills 
•    Committed to promoting a culture of safety within our organization and alongside all of our clients.


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.