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Electrical Engineer


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 130808 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are an innovative team of engineers and designers that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s module fabrication and construction teams to approach construction-focused engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering firm serving oil, gas and chemical markets. Our combined staff of engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the LNG, midstream, refining, and petrochemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-focused engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.
Our rapidly growing oil, gas and chemical team, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPCC delivery model for dynamic process facilities. 


This position will be based out of our Energy Corridor office


•    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.
•    Possesses critical analytical skills and is adept at utilizing good decision making tool; high level of data analysis skills.
•    Regularly performs reviews of vendor documents to ensure specifications and data sheet requirements are met.
•    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.
•    Utilizes industry and company standards to design and engineer effectively.
•    Serves as resource to less experienced engineers.
•    Reviews application of standards for correct interpretations (including NEC).
•    Leads projects in how to interpret and apply codes and standards.
•    Leads team to identify changes in the scope of work during mid to large-sized projects. 
•    Produces design changes as needed to stay within budget and schedule.  
•    Recognizes the importance of customer needs.
•    Performs assigned work efficiently and effectively to maximize person productivity.
•    Leads quality checks of the design and engineering of a mid to major-sized project to ensure accuracy.
•    Establishes credibility in terms of technical competency and team leading ability.
•    Prioritizes time to meet team commitments and individual work requirements.
•    Prepare engineering deliverables consisting of one-lines, schematics, wiring diagrams, equipment data sheets, hazardous area classification drawings, electrical power studies (ETAP), etc.


•    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering minimum required.
•    Active Professional Engineer (PE) license is required
•    8-16 year minimum relevant experience in refining and petrochemical industry.
•    Self directs work with limited supervision.
•    Provides guidance, leadership and training to less experienced engineers.
•    Leads small team to complete task/design on project.
•    Work with project team as representative and coordinates work within discipline department.
•    Adjusts to varying demands of work and performs well.
•    Develops and presents work in well-constructed written and verbal presentations.  Clearly conveys messages and ideas, gains understanding.
•    Communicates effectively with supervisor and members of immediate department.
•    Works collaboratively across departments and involves others in solving problems. Initiates meetings within own team, other disciplines or internal customers for clarity on work.
•    Supports project teams and departments in a positive and productive manner. Works well with other to accomplish common goals and objectives. 
•    Serves as technical resource and point of contact for external or internal customers.
•    Knowledge of industry codes, guidelines and regulatory standards to include NEC, NFPA and API.
•    Experience with ETAP Electrical Power System Analysis software desired.
•    Knowledgeable in power system studies including load flow, short circuit, arc flash, and relay coordination preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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