Substation Designer - Kiewit Power Engineering


Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 171172 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Drafting & Design 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a motivated Substation Designer to join our growing Substation and Transmission Line Design team in Denver, Colorado. As part of the team of highly specialist design professional, you will support variety of substation, transmission and distribution project ranging from 12kv to 500kV.

We are supporting both engineering design and EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) projects for clients throughout the country.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,300 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 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.


Our rapidly growing Power district, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPC delivery model for power facilities. We offer a variety of engineering services, including owner's engineering, project development, detailed engineering and design, construction management and plant services. Our engineering teams bring power projects to life across North America in the following areas:

  • Gas-fired generation
  • Power delivery
  • Environmental retrofits
  • Renewables and new technology
  • Water/wastewater


This position is based out of the Denver, CO office.


  • Work with Engineers and Designers to develop the design documents and drawings for Substation or Transmission Line projects.

  • Create substation design/construction drawing packages including general arrangements, elevation and detail sheets, bill of materials, conduit and cable schedules.

  • Provide drafting support for various types of substation design files  including physical, electrical P&C (protection and control), and structural. 

  • Utilize company standards, client standards, and/or Engineering direction to produce new 3d models, drawings, and update existing design files. 

  • Train, develop and mentor the less-experienced design team members

  • Perform quality control checks and provide feedback to team members


  • 0-2 years’ experience in Design and/or Drafting disciplines with a background in Electrical substation or Transmission line design preferred

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Drafting/Design or Engineering Technology preferred; minimum GED Diploma with drafting or electrical design training.

  • Basic experience working with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation

  • Basic experience with Microsoft office, Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Ability to work in a growing, adaptive, and multi-discipline team environment

  • Legally able to work within the United States for any length of time

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, fluent in the English language         #LI-OT1

 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.


Base Compensation: $41,701 - $63,440 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

This posting will be active from: 05/13/2024 - 07/02/2024 

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: Drafting, Construction, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Electrical, Engineering