Senior Traction Power Engineer


Chicago, IL, US Houston, TX, US McLean, VA, US

Requisition ID: 171706 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineer is seeking a Senior Traction Power Engineer to support the rapid growth of the rails transit systems section and projects around the country. The person will work under the direction of the Rail Electrification department manager, perform preliminary engineering and/or detail engineering design for traction power system for people mover, light rail, heavy rail, and commuter rails systems, develop engineering cost estimate to support company pursuits, mentor and train early career professionals, and provide leadership to engineering and CAD design staffs.  

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 our Chicago IL, Mclean VA or Houston TX location with opportunity to work a hybrid work schedule.


  • Responsible for developing Traction Power and/or Facility Electrical design and technical specifications from concept level to final detail-design level for rail and transit projects, including but not limited to MV and LV Distribution, AC and DC switchgear, electrical power and lighting systems, cable routing, lighting protection, Grounding, and EMC designs.
  • Shall be able to perform Electrical Calculations and Studies using software such as ETAP, SKM, etc. 
  • Coordinate and interface with other disciplines, construction team, and clients during design and construction phases.
  • Support technical proposal development and develop design cost estimate.
  • Ensure a quality process in implementing any design, testing, and commissioning phases.
    Communicate directly with the Engineering Manager/Project Manager in all aspects of project development.


  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering or related fields.
  • Mater degree is preferred.
  • 8+ years of electrical engineering design experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience on electrical traction power design in Rail & Transit industry. 
  • Licensed professional engineer or ability to obtain PE license in 6 months. 
  • Experience in traction power simulation, preliminary, and detail design.
  • Experienced in develop engineering cost estimate for traction power projects.
  • Familiar with industrial standards and codes.
  • Ability to guide and mentor early career professional.
  • Ability to travel as business requires. #LI-MD1

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.
  • 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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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