Senior Civil Engineer - Solar - Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 171472 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit’s Power Engineering group in Lenexa is currently seeking Civil Engineers with experience in utility scale solar development and design or comparable skills. Civil engineers in this position are typically responsible for supporting renewable and alternative energy proposals and projects.


This individual would perform preliminary & detailed designs, specifications, permitting support, and field support. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in development of large land use facilities including storm water run-off and retention design, large scale grading plans, erosion control, and construction support.

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 1,700 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 


We are a high-performing team of engineers and designers that develop projects through the project life-cycle engaging exciting projects throughout North America. Our staff leads the power markets engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s 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.  


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. 


This position is based out of our Lenexa, KS office with opportunity for hybrid work.


Kiewit is looking for a committed, energized and highly motivated individual with a strong drive for achieving excellence. A Civil Engineer is responsible for, but not limited, to the following responsibilities as related to civil engineering design:

  • Independently evaluate, select, and apply engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to site development projects.
  • Work with various agencies to establish and close permits for land intensive projects.  
  • Develop design for an assigned system that may include analysis, calculations, research, selection, layout, etc. necessary to develop required design documents.
  • Utilize knowledge of departmental design standards and applicable engineering codes to review prepared drawings and documents for conformance; work with civil designers to ensure quality procedures are followed. 
  • Plan and schedule scope to analyze staffing and budgeting.
  • Coordinate design efforts with all project personnel in all disciplines and departments ranging in moderate to large or complex projects. 
  • Collaborate with entry and mid-level employees for skills development; review work progress and results 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 Project Managers to provide expertise and support business needs. 
  • Provide recommendations and suggestions on designs as well as processes and standards.
  • Work closely with construction partners in a collaborative manner to ensure total project success.
  • Follow proposal and project execution plans including deliverables lists, schedule, budget, and manpower projections required to successfully execute the proposal or project.
  • Assist with post proposal submittal bid strategy, answer questions and participate in closing projects.
  • Maintain a strong network of industry related individuals for the purpose of expanding Kiewit’s services and opportunities.
  • Ensure Quality Control of services and deliverables is followed, in accordance with the Kiewit Company Quality Plan.
  • Follow proper Scope Management so that the scope of services required by Contract is provided and that out-of-scope work is properly compensated.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • A minimum of 5 years proven civil engineering design experience in this or comparable industries.
  • Strong project team orientation and networking skills
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills



  • Experience with computer assisted engineering and design software, preferably AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Experience with drainage calculation software like HEC-RAS 2D is beneficial. 
  • Must have an effective level of experience working with spreadsheets and databases.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in related field (i.e., civil engineering)
  • PE license is expected. 



  • May occasionally travel to project sites to perform inspections, field measurements, and assist construction personnel in reviewing vendor and Kiewit designs.


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.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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