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Electrical Engineer - Kiewit Power Engineers


San Diego, CA, US

Requisition ID: 148579 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Power Engineers has an immediate opening for a motivated Electrical Engineer to join our growing Underground & Submarine Transmission team in the Power Delivery department in our San Diego, CA office. As part of this team of highly specialized design professionals, you will support a variety of underground/submarine transmission and distribution projects ranging from 12kV to 500kV in both engineering detailed design and Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) projects for clients throughout the North America.


You will be part of a growing team that supports all aspects of the project execution process by performing innovative design engineering through brainstorming conceptual designs, performing and/or reviewing calculations, developing plans, scheduling tasks to meet client needs, as well as mitigating risk to ensure smooth and safe construction operations.

District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery is a full-service engineering and construction solutions provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the transmission and distribution market from high voltage overhead and underground transmission to distribution and automation design and construction capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the electric utility, renewable energy, industrial, and oil, gas markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.

Our rapidly growing power delivery business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities that we live. We have invested in industry leading design technology and platforms while also expanding our construction equipment fleet with the most advanced, and safest equipment on the market. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft with the best tooling and safety programs available.

We are an innovative team that prides itself on continuous improvement and always delivering on our commitments to our clients and ourselves.  Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, mining, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions 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. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.


This position is based out of San Diego, CA, and typically requires less than 25% travel.


  • Prioritize work and manage engineering tasks for multiple projects under budget and time constraints.
  • Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative and ability to interact with internal and external clients in a positive, collaborative and team-building manner.
  • Ability to be well rounded and work with others, need to be the middle link that connects management, engineering, and clients together for successful projects, and office moral. 
  • Perform engineering design and prepare design deliverables for underground transmission lines including plan and profiles, ampacity calculations, pulling calculations, material selection, duct bank design, and construction specifications in compliance with technical, safety and environmental standards and policies. 
  • Develop drawings and material lists for review and approval. 
  • Develop project estimates and schedules, evaluate design options and criteria for technical merit, and conduct field visits to verify routing conditions and parameters.
  • Review manufacturer’s shop drawings and use pertinent information in the production of engineering design deliverables.
  • Develop construction work packages for the electric underground transmission system using various software systems and construction standards


  • Accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • 0 - 3 years’ experience in underground transmission and/or distribution engineering.
  • Understanding of IEC, ICEA, AEIC, NEC, NESC, IEEE standards.
  • Solid understanding of HV/MV Power Systems and Electromagnetic Theory.

Preferred Experience

  • Understanding of thermodynamics and able to perform cable ampacity calculations using Cymcap program.
  • Understanding of cable laying mechanism and able to perform pulling tension calculations using Pull-Planner program.
  • Experience of working or internship with major electrical utility companies.
  • Field construction experience in power industry projects.   
  • Basic knowledge of engineering economics, surveying, geographical information systems.
  • EIT certification strongly preferred.


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.

Nearest Major Market: San Diego

Job Segment: Electrical Engineering, Construction, Electrical, Design Engineer, Engineering, Entry Level