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Testing & Commissioning Manager - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering


Fremont, CA, US Oakland, CA, US San Jose, CA, US Redwood City, CA, US

Requisition ID: 132828 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Testing & Commissioning Manager is responsible for testing, commissioning and all related activities as required by the project and Kiewit’s internal and external customers.  This role is in San Jose, CA, with the opportunity for flexible work.  The position is expected to operate with minimum supervision and will work with a team of engineers or the third-party engineering contractors, and suppliers as required. This position will also provide mentorship to the mid-level and the entry-level engineers as needed. 


ENR released its 2022 Top 400 Contractor rankings. Kiewit ranks No. 3! 
•            No. 1 - Domestic Heavy
•            No. 1 - Petroleum
•            No. 1 - Transportation
•            No. 2 - Power
•            No. 4 - Working Abroad
•            No. 20 - Domestic Building / Manufacturing

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects. Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk. Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety. Clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and best practices for all projects that we support. 

Kiewit’s management and implementation of this process leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceeds client expectations and furthers 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. We will train you, develop your skills, and 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 the Bay Area in California with the ability to travel as business requires.  Opportunities for flexible work is available.


  • Provide technical support to all Project Manager(s) and Technical Manager(s) as required to support KIE initiatives 
  • Provide input as required to the “Get Work” teams related to installation, testing and commissioning activities in the pursuit of new projects 
  • Develop project specific Installation, Testing and Commissioning Plans and Strategies for projects as required 
  • Prepare/Review/Approve all test procedures job specific Risk Assessments, Work Package Plans, and Method Statements as required 
  • Provide guidance to project staff on completion of installation and testing activities and their relationship to the safety certification process 
  • Provide T&C expertise to projects to advise, help and resolve T&C issues as required 
  • Continuously review and advise on the testing schedules at project level 
  • Ensure that any sub-contracted testing work is managed in a professional, cost effective manner 
  • Ensure that all project testing activities are compliant with all applicable standards including, but not limited to, ANSI / IEEE, AREMA, CENELEC and NEMA standards as required 
  • Providing advice on the levels and proposed levels of resources assigned to meet project commitments 
  • Positively influence construction, testing & commissioning and safety performance that aims for zero accidents 
  • Provide technical support to all Commercial Manager(s) and ensure testing strategies and all Engineering design change requests, delays, disruption, completion, defects or other commercial aspects are understood and processed in a timely manner 
  • Maintain effective communications with all project participants to ensure contract delivery on-time and within budget 
  • Develop and maintain constructive, co-operative working relationships with the Customer and external approved suppliers to ensure the success of the project. Promote this approach within team members and colleagues 
  • Take an active role in the local coaching of junior / less experienced staff to ensure the developmental needs of both the individual and the business are met 
  • Maintain a flexible approach to work, and demonstrate the ability to prioritize and manage your time effectively 
  • Demonstrate and focus a strong commitment to Quality, detail and ability to make correct judgments 
  • Participate in Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Factory Integration Testing (FIT), Field / Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) and Field / System Integration Testing (SIT) as required 


•    Must have a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in electrified rail systems testing and commissioning with progressive work experience and thorough understanding of the following, but not limited to: 
o    Train control system design, construction, testing and commissioning 
o    Train control system maintenance 
o    Traction power 
o    Communications 
o    Auxiliary electrical systems 
o    SCADA 
o    Tunnel ventilation 
o    Rail vehicles 
o    Protocols for rail systems 
o    General rail systems expertise 
o    Expertise in DC transit systems 
o    Experience testing and commissioning on an active, operating railroad 
o    Experience as the testing manager on at least one rail transit, design-build project 
o    Project engineering 
o    Rail and transit revenue operation 
o    Design standards and safety regulations 
o    Systems Engineering 
o    Systems Integration 
•    Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering 
•    Professional Engineering Registration or Chartered Engineer. 
•    Membership with active participation to professional organizations such as AREMA or APTA is desirable. 
•    Ability to travel as business requires 

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.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY 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 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 Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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