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Building Electrical Engineer- Industrial Building Group


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 136239 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you the satisfaction of a job well done, but will help propel you forward in your career faster than you may expect. We’ll train you, develop your skills and allow you to take on power projects that will impact millions across North America. 

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 Industrial Design Group, which includes process, 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, Consumer Products, Heavy Manufacturing, Industrial Buildings Industrial Water and Utilities. We have specialized expertise in plant floor process design, packaging, refrigerated/frozen facility design, and ammonia refrigeration systems.


This position is based out of Lenexa, KS.


•    Become familiar and confident in understanding the workflow required to estimate, bid, design, and construct buildings in an EPC (Engineer, Procure and Construct) environment.
•    Provide building electrical system designs on projects across multiple sectors – industrial, power, oil/gas/chemical, water, and power delivery.
•    Have a solid understanding of the National Electrical Code, the International Building Code, the International Energy Conservation Code, and a general understanding of the NFPA codes/guidelines related to building electrical systems.
•    Review RFP documents and prepare building electrical systems narratives for estimating and project proposals. 
•    Review and comment on accuracy of estimates, technically and commercially. 
•    Coordinate with multiple design disciplines during the design phase, including coordinating with plant/process electrical team for division of responsibilities (scope split).
•    Prepare production drawings and specifications for building electrical systems that will be used in deliverable packages sent to sub-contractors for bidding.
•    Perform necessary electrical calculations per standard electrical design practice.
•    Provide technical reviews of sub-contractor bids.
•    Perform construction administration tasks, including shop drawing review, RFI responses, regular sub-contractor meetings, and O&M reviews.
•    Verify the building electrical installation/construction compliance with engineering specification and plan requirements during site visits.
•    Check and navigate 3D models for review of interferences and constructability during design and construction administration.
•    Develop a thorough understanding of building electrical engineering and construction processes to assist in increasing efficiency and reducing construction costs.
•    Assist in creating and developing building electrical standards and tools


•    Bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering or electrical engineering.
•    E.I.T. with at least four years of experience in building electrical system engineering.
•    P.E. licensure a plus.
•    Experience in the industrial sector and with EPC (Engineer, Procure and Construct) contracts a plus.
•    Proficient in Revit, AGi32, Windows Office applications.
•    Experience with SKM PowerTools or ETAP a plus.
•    Self-starter that can proactively coordinate with various engineering design disciplines.
•    Good written and verbal communication skills.

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 up 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 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: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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