Instrumentation & Controls Engineer- Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering


Denver, CO, US Lone Tree, CO, US

Requisition ID: 172601 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Our Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering is growing across North America, and we are adding several mid-career to senior career Instrumentation & Controls Engineers to join our growing team.  We are an innovative team of engineers and designers that support Industrial and Water projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s module fabrication and construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.  Our industrial and water market will continue to expand into new industries which means opportunities to grow your career, enjoying a stable backlog of work in a growing EPC company.  We offer a variety of projects to work on, a team of experts to help develop your career, excellent benefits, and competitive salaries.  

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering consulting and design firm serving a broad range of the industrial markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,700 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the industrial, transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Our operations-focused engineering provides our clients with safe and efficient facilities, and it integrates our 130 years of construction experience to finish projects on time and to make sure that Nobody Gets Hurt. 


Our rapidly growing Industrial Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, geotechnical, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on EPC and design-build delivery of industrial projects in markets such as Food & Beverage, Mineral Processing, Renewable Fuels, Pulp and Paper, Steel & Aluminum, Industrial Buildings, and Industrial Energy, Water and Utilities. 



This position is based out of Lone Tree / Denver, Colorado and we offer relocation assistance.


  • Conduct engineering cost, feasibility and planning studies analyzing customer needs and data including researching, investigate and coordinate with other engineers, and providing recommendations to the customer.
  • Administer contracts for instrumentation and control equipment, especially the Distributed Control System (DCS) and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)..
  • Monitor and plan for required submittal dates. 
  • Respond to questions and Requests for Interpretation (RFIs) from the construction contractor dealing with applicable instrumentation and control systems, equipment, operations, and startup. 
  • Performs intermediate calculations and solves problems using well established scientific principles. 
  • Performs instrument air consumption, voltage drop.
  • Conducts routine technical assignments and develops small to mid-size project or proposals.
  • Works with designers to develop engineering and design documents as needed for the project.
  • Considers multiple solutions and makes good decisions based on good data analysis.
  • Recognizes, troubleshoots and resolves design constraints and issues.  Applies economic analysis to determine best cost solutions.  
  • Has good understanding of the complete design and has good input into ways of improving the design and lowering costs with little to no supervision.
  • Utilize codes and standards to complete assignments.
  • Identifies changes in the scope of work during a small project and produces design changes as needed to stay within budget and schedule.  
  • Performs assigned work efficiently and effectively to maximize person productivity.
  • Leads quality checks of the design and engineering of a small to mid-size project to ensure accuracy.
  • Establishes credibility in terms of technical competency. 
  • Review OEM vendor packages for technical compliance to specifications
  • Develop I&C design deliverables including Instrument List, Instrument Data Sheets, IO List, Network Architecture, Loop Drawings, and Control Narratives
  • Review and manage I&C aspects of P&IDs


  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering in an instrumentation controls, electrical, mechanical, chemical, physics, or equivalent engineering program from an ABET-accredited four-year college or university program
  • At least 8 years’ experience performing engineering-related duties in I&C systems design, as outlined above
  • Professional Engineer license preferred 
  • Must have familiarity with control system programming and fluency in reading logic diagrams 
  • Intermediate and advanced programming experience, especially with regard to DCS and/or Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming 
  • Experience in field construction, industrial, power or start-up work is desirable 


 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.


Base Compensation: $110,000 - $160,000 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)


This posting will be active from: 06/10/2024  - 08/27/2024  

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: Denver

Job Segment: Construction, Instrumentation, Industrial Engineer, Design Engineer, Controls Engineer, Engineering