Sr. Electrical Engineer - Power Engineering


Calgary, AB, CA

Requisition ID: 167718 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Our rapidly growing multi-discipline engineering group requires additional senior design electrical engineers. 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, lithium battery manufacturing, lithium recovery and processing, LNG, carbon capture and low carbon fuels 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. Occasional travel will be required, including into the US. 


  • Performs complex calculations and applies standards correctly without supervision.  Takes lead when works with peers. 
  • Reviews the work of engineers and designers developing engineering and design documents as needed for the project.
  • Prepare electrical engineering designs, including layout, design schematics, calculations, and conceptual designs, utilizing standard methods and project principles.
  • Schedule, review, and coordinate design efforts with other project personnel, performing bid evaluations of equipment and construction proposals and developing recommendations for contract award.
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers, maintaining a comprehensive understanding of departmental design standards, applicable engineering codes, and Kiewit guidelines, providing suggestions and recommendations as needed.
  • Work independently on small projects, or as a part of a large multi-discipline team on larger projects, including working with both in-house inter-discipline engineers and construction partners to provide our clients the industry’s best of both engineering and operating facility
  • Leads mid to large-size project or proposals.
  • Develops and leads others in ways of improving the design and lowering cost.
  • Considers multiple solutions and makes good decisions based on good data analysis.
  • Manages several different assignments simultaneously.
  • Applies techniques/technologies to improve processes and business results.
  • Reviews application of standards for correct code interpretations.
  • Leads quality checks of the design and engineering of a mid to major-sized project to ensure accuracy.
  • Reports to project management team on status and schedule of work. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • At least 10 years’ experience performing electrical design in the any one of the oil and gas, power or industrial industries.
  • Experience in construction support, facilities commissions and startup and previous experience directing junior engineers is desirable.
  • Experience with electrical equipment (Transformers, Switchgear, Cables, MCCs, Panelboards) sizing and specification.
  • Knowledge of industry codes, guidelines and regulatory standards.
  • Experience with ETAP Electrical Power System Analysis software or similar tool (SKM, EZ-Power, CYMCAP) desired.
  • Knowledgeable in power system calculations including load flow, short circuit, arc flash, equipment sizing, grounding, and relay coordination preferred.
  • Professional Engineering (PEng) designation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel freely in Canada and the US.


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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