Senior Process Engineer- Food & Beverage/Bio-Processing- Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US Minneapolis, MN, US

Requisition ID: 168066 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering (KIWE) is seeking a Senior Processing Engineer to join our Industrial Business Unit in the Process Industries/Food & Beverage Focus Group. Become part of a global team of innovative and trusted professionals who provide process engineering input to the different sectors within a Consulting Engineering Environment.
The Senior Processing Engineer will be part of an engineering team providing engineering services and/or field support. The role will require the engineer to develop solutions in all areas of the process plant across various systems, unit operations and process equipment. Specific tasks include the development of process engineering deliverables; solutions to infield problems; and involvement in the execution and commissioning of these solutions.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering consulting and design firm serving a broad range of the industrial markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,700 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the industrial, transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Our operations-focused engineering provides our clients with safe and efficient facilities, and it integrates our 130 years of construction experience to finish projects on time and to make sure that Nobody Gets Hurt. 


Our rapidly growing Industrial Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, geotechnical, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on EPC and design-build delivery of industrial projects in markets such as Food & Beverage, Mineral Processing, Renewable Fuels, Pulp and Paper, Steel & Aluminum, Industrial Buildings, and Industrial Energy, Water and Utilities. 


This position is based out of Minneapolis, MN or Lenexa, KS and may require up to 25% travel on average based on project demands.


  • Perform process engineering tasks on Food and Beverage or Bio-Processing projects, in a variety of commodities.
  • Operate with full competence and independence in the execution of all design calculations, design criteria, in the compilation and execution of equipment lists and calculations
  • Develop new criteria/calculations where required, maintaining high levels of accuracy
  • Provide frequent training, guidance, and supervision to junior colleagues
  • Actively engage with clients to understand project requirements
  • Grow the organization client base
  • Participate in the preparation of proposals and other business development initiatives 
  • Perform, oversee, and mentor others in the development of:
    • Process scope definition and technology selection
    • Process design criteria
    • Define the process block flow diagram and unit operations
    • Development of Process Flow Diagrams, along with associated mass and energy balance calculations
    • Trade off studies to resolve options
    • Identify, scope and manage process deliverables
    • Conduct capacity analysis for existing plants
    • Select the equipment for projects
    • Carryout engineering design calculations and equipment sizing calculations
    • Prepare specifications of process attributes for equipment, through compilation of process datasheets (or process input to general datasheets)
    • Compilation of Process Description
    • Design of the process control logic adhering to appropriate safety standards, and documentation into Functional Descriptions
    • Display full competence and independence in the compilation of P&IDs and all levels of control philosophies
    • Process specifications portray the appropriate information and design intent
    • Process review of equipment bids
    • Compile operating cost estimates including estimation of consumables, labor, maintenance materials and power
    • Provide input to capital cost estimates
    • Prepare written project reports
  • Liaising with other discipline engineers to ensure design development activities conform to process requirements
  • Contribute to hazard studies
  • Play a lead role in on-site commissioning of new equipment and process systems



  • Processing, Mechanical, Chemical or Equivalent Engineering degree.
  • 15+ years of experience in Food and Beverage, Bio-Processing or closely related industry
  • 10+ years' experience in increasingly challenging positions
  • 10+ years’ experience performing engineering-related design or oversight of designs
  • 5+ years’ experience in managing an engineering and design team
  • Extensive design, commissioning and/or operational experience of manufacturing processing equipment and processes (dry ingredient bulk handling, liquid processing, fermentation, forming, cooking, cooling, crystallization, drying, etc.)
  • Experience in modeling, advanced software systems, or simulation is preferred
  • Strong client focus
  • Ability to lead processing engineering tasks on a project, within the allocated budget and schedule, including mentoring and guidance of junior colleagues and professional interaction with other project disciplines

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.

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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