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Building Electrical Engineer- Industrial Building Group


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 149219 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Our Industrial Buildings Group is looking for a Building Electrical Engineer to join our team. This role is located in Lenexa, KS, with the opportunity for flexible work. 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 1,700 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. Opportunities for flexible work are available.


•    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%).

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.

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.

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