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Transmission Project Engineer - Kiewit Power Engineers


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 125822 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We don’t just build power stations – we build futures! Our engineers take on some of the most diverse work in the industry; with the opportunity to touch a variety of projects and take on a myriad of responsibilities, you’ll see more and do more than you ever imagined.  Not only will you feel the satisfaction of a job well done, you’ll advance your career faster than you may expect. We work hard and play hard; while our expectations are high, we are never slow to reward. Our team is our family, and hard work never goes unnoticed. If you’re driven by change, love a challenge and want to have a hand in designing some of the biggest projects on the planet, we have a place for you.

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. 


This position is based out of Houston, TX.


The Lead Transmission Engineer will 
•    Lead and provide technical guidance over a collaborative team to understand scope, prepare deliverables, and provide project updates. 
•    Coordinate with internal and external team members including coordination with other disciplines. 
•    Provide supervision over the development of technical design packages 
•    Perform technical quality reviews on engineering designs and deliverables
•    Mentor and supervise engineers and designers on all aspects of transmission line design including: 
o    Developing design criteria, reports, design verification, and clearance tables for PLS-CADD 
o    Building and modifying pole and tower models for PLS-CADD design 
o    Developing construction assembly drawings, material selection, and structure loading packages for submittal to vendors.
Developing construction specification packages that include drawings, one lines, phasing, and standard installation specifications. 
•    Present technical packages to clients and/or to other internal or external stakeholders 
•    Attend and lead external and internal meetings 
•    Build and maintain strong client relationships and develop new business opportunities. 
•    Coordinate with Project Manager to create and manage a project budget and schedule 
•    Support business pursuit and capture efforts.
•    Travel out of town for short periods of time as required by projects and assignments
•    Perform project field design reviews or construction observations
•    Perform all other duties as assigned


•    Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical engineering, or related field 
•    Professional Engineering License (PE) preferred
•    At least 6 years’ experience designing and engineering transmission lines between 69kV    and 765kV
•    Proficient in PLS-CADD, PLS-Pole and PLS-Tower
•    Knowledge of MFAD, LPILE, and NESC requirements as well as NESC, ASCE, IEEE, and RUS design standards

Working Conditions

•    Fast-paced office environment; must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management while simultaneously manage a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively; regularly sit, stand, walk and talk and listen; occasionally lift and move objects up to 30 pounds.
•    Travel in the U.S. and internationally (5-15%).

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position requires an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine 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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