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Civil Engineer- Renewables- Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 132506 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit’s Engineering Services group (ES) in Lenexa is currently seeking Civil Engineers for utility scale solar developments. ES engineers in this position are typically responsible for supporting renewable and alternative energy proposals and projects.  This individual would perform preliminary layouts, material take-offs, detailed designs, permitting and field support. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in large land use developments including storm water run-off and retention design, large scale grading plans, construction activities and working with agencies having jurisdiction.

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. Our engineering teams bring power projects to life across North America in the following areas: 

  • Gas-fired generation  

  • Power delivery  

  • Environmental retrofits 

  • Renewables and new technology 

  • Water/wastewater 


We are a high performing team of engineers and designers that develop projects through the project life-cycle engaging exciting projects throughout North America. Our staff leads the power markets engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s 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. 


This position is based out of Lenexa, KS.


Kiewit is looking for a committed, energized and highly motivated individual who has a passion for achieving excellence. A Civil Engineer is responsible for, but not limited, to the following responsibilities as related to civil engineering design:
•    Independently evaluate, select and apply engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to site development projects.
•    Work with various agencies to establish and close permits for land intensive projects  
•    Develop site designs that may include analysis, calculations, research, material selection, layout, etc. necessary to develop required design documents.
•    Utilize knowledge of departmental design standards and applicable engineering codes to review prepared drawings and documents for conformance; work with civil designers to ensure quality procedures are followed. 
•    Plan, schedule, and analyze scope, staffing and budgeting.
•    Coordinate design efforts with all project personnel in all disciplines and departments ranging in moderate to large or complex projects. 
•    Collaborate with entry and Senior-level employees for skills development; review work progress and results, and provide direction as needed. 
•    Utilize basic civil engineering software packages and computer-aided drafting software in accordance with industry codes and standards. 
•    Collaborate with various discipline and subsidiary groups to provide expertise and support business needs. 
•    Provide recommendations and suggestions on designs as well as processes and standards.
•    Work closely with construction partners in a collaborative manner to ensure total project success.
•    Follow proposal and project execution plans including deliverables lists, schedule, budget, and manpower projections required to successfully execute the proposal or project.
•    Support presentation of proposals to customers including customer follow-up. Proposal Development-Assist with the development of proposal documents and engineering estimate.
•    Assist with post proposal submittal bid strategy, answer questions and participate in closing projects.
•    Maintain a strong network of industry related individuals for the purpose of expanding Kiewit’s services and opportunities.
•    Ensure Quality Control of services and deliverables is followed, in accordance with the Kiewit Company Quality Plan.
•    Follow proper Scope Management so that the scope of services required by Contract is provided and that out-of-scope work is properly compensated.
•    Communicate proposal and project status to Estimating, Procurement, and Engineering Department Management as required.


•    Bachelor of Science degree in related field (i.e., civil engineering)
•    PE license or the ability to receive a PE license is expected 
•    A minimum of 3 years proven civil engineering design experience in this or comparable industries.
•    Strong project team orientation and networking skills
•    High degree of self-motivation
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Experience with computer assisted engineering and design software, preferably Autocad Civil 3D, MicroStation, Geopak and/or drainage calculation software
•    Must have an effective level of experience working with spreadsheets and databases.

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: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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