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Instrumentation & Controls Engineer


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 127659 

Job Level: Mid 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-driven 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-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 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 is based out of our Energy Corridor Office in Houston, TX.


•     Performs basic calculations such as instrument air consumption, voltage drop, standard cases of control valves, relief valve sizing, flow element sizing and thermowells vibration calculations under the supervision of a more senior engineer. 
•     Solves problems using well established scientific principles.
•     Ability to make a decision and solve problems from experiences.
•     Able to analyze data and understands the relationships and correlations.
•     Ability to draw conclusions and present finding to senior leadership.
•     Proactive about learning new information and skills.  
•     Initiates development of personal objectives aligned with those of the organization.
•     Seeks feedback and uses it effectively.
•     Has good understanding of the complete design and has good input into ways of improving the design.
•     Utilize codes and standards to complete assignments.
•     Identifies the customer’s both internally and externally.  
•     Handles various assignments, including rework, in timely manner to meet schedule deadlines.
•     Performs assigned work efficiently and effectively to maximize person productivity.
•     Performs quality checks of the design in a team environment to ensure accuracy.
•     Carries out assignments carefully while focused on details.
•     Follows policies, procedures, safety guidelines on their work.
•     Clearly conveys important details when identified


•     Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Chemical Engineering minimum required.
•     2-10 years' minimum relevant experience in refining and petrochemical industry.
•     Receives limited instruction on routine work and detailed instruction on new assignment from more experienced engineer.
•     Adjusts to varying demands of work and performs well.
•     Communicates effectively orally and in writing.  Present ideas clearly and in professional manner.
•     Participates on teams effectively. Accepts direction from the team. Individually contributes to success of the team.
•     Supports project teams and departments in a positive and productive manner. Works well with other to accomplish common goals and objectives. 
•     Serves as point of contact for external or internal customers.
•     Follows through on commitments made to internal and external customers. 
•     Able to manage multiple responsibilities with set expectations and meet deadlines.

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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