Sr. Electrical Designer - Power Engineering


Calgary, AB, CA

Requisition ID: 167717 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Drafting & Design 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Our rapidly growing multi-discipline engineering group requires additional senior electrical designers. If you are looking for a career with a progressive and construction focused engineering group that will provide you the opportunities to work in a wide range of energy and industrial projects, this position is for you. Current projects underway include the design of green hydrogen production facilities, solar and wind renewable power generation, large scale CCGT power generation, BESS systems and carbon capture just to name a few.

District Overview

The Kiewit Engineering Group Inc. delivers construction focused engineering services for all phases of development in the infrastructure, industrial and energy markets and has been recognized by our clients for providing safe, high quality and constructable designs that yield certainty of outcome and outstanding value.
Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is the full-service consulting and engineering district of Kiewit. Our combined staff of more than 2,500 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 over 130 years of construction experience, our construction focused engineering delivers on constructability in the earliest phases of projects to ensure safe, on-time and on-budget projects. 


This position is based out of Calgary, AB.  


  • Utilize applicable engineering national and local codes
  • Design duct bank, embedded conduit, cable tray, grounding and lighting systems from concept to completion utilizing engineering documents, sketches or vendor data.
  • Reports project progression updates and/or issues to project lead team.
  • Coordinates with project team by utilizing the Project Database: Request for Review Process, Holds List, ECN, Request for information from other disciplines, and all other applicable functions.
  • Develops 3D models utilizing drawings, sketches, and design skills. Checks and navigates in the 3D models for interferences and constructability.
  • Routes electrical cables in a 3D environment to generate a cable schedule.
  • Model electrical components using vendor submittals and electrical designs
  • Perform calculations to check allowable fill in conduits and cable tray systems according to NEC requirements and size pull boxes.
  • Perform calculations to size pull boxes according to NEC requirements.
  • Gathers information needed to develop design and verify voltage separation requirements are met.
  • Creates plan drawings and details for electrical deliverables.
  • Analyze, inspect, and construct designs while adhering to electrical quality standards and department procedures
  • Checks design for consistency, safety, operability, and maintenance requirements before submitting to checking.
  • Resolves checked drawings; prove and understand comments made.
  • Completes miscellaneous tasks to support project development.
  • Acts as a field resource to assist construction in field resolution on issues.


  • At least 8 years’ experience in Design and/or Drafting disciplines with a background in electrical design
  • Experience utilizing 3D programs such as MicroStation, AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks or SP3D and have knowledge of the latest computer operating systems.
  • Associate degree or diploma in Engineering Technology or Engineering Design and Drafting Technology.
  • Must be able to conceptualize in a 3D environment.
  • Ability to work in a growing, adaptive and multi-discipline team environment
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction and oversight
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; fluent in English language


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 believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

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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