Senior Mechanical Engineer - Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 170497 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Does the chance to make positive impacts to communities excite you? Do you consider yourself a high performer?  Creative? Committed to high-quality work? If so, you may have a future in design engineering at Kiewit! We’re known for creating innovative, world-class construction projects — 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 how people get the power they rely on through the United States, Canada, and Mexico. 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 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 is based out of our Lenexa, KS office with opportunity for flexible work.


  • Evaluate, select, and apply engineering techniques, procedures, industry codes and standards to projects
  • Perform high complexity engineering designs including analysis, calculations, research, and equipment selection
  • Develop mechanical piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs) for power plant systems including steam cycles, boiler feed, condensate, water treatment, flue gas, hydrogen, fuel handling, heat transfer systems, and utility systems
  • Prepare sizing calculations and specifications for major equipment including, but not limited to, boilers, condensers, cooling towers, tanks, blowers and pumps
  • Prepare mechanical engineering designs, equipment lists, general arrangements, aux power demands, and process flow diagrams (PFDs)
  • Check design deliverables in accordance with industry codes and standards, contract requirements and company standards
  • Prepare requisite mechanical documentation for construction
  • Assist in the development of schedules, work assignments, and staffing requirements to ensure successful project completion
  • Coordinate with other drafters, designers, and engineers and review work progress and results
  • Provide technical mentoring and/or oversight
  • Balance multiple engineering tasks concurrently


•   At least 10 years’ experience in mechanical engineering and design. Experience in the power industry, electrical utilities or industrial markets, would be advantages, but not required.
•   Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited four-year college or university program.
•   PE license preferred.
•   Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
•   Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time
•   Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
•   Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
•   Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 
•   Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives
•   Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail


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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