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Civil Engineering Department Manager - Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 122439 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview


Kiewit has an immediate opening for a Civil Engineering Department Manager to join the engineering leadership team in Lenexa, KS.  The Civil Engineering Department Manager will lead a group of approximately 20 experienced engineers and designers.  The successful candidate will bring energy, enthusiasm, and a focus on collaboration while providing administrative, technical, quality, and safety leadership for the engineers and designers of the Civil group.

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. We will train you, develop your skills, and allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.

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 




This position is based out of our Lenexa, KS office.



•    Identifying, developing, and aligning high performance teams and individuals to meet organizational goals.
•    Coordinating and continually monitoring staff assignments and staff workloads; developing staffing forecasts.
•    Fostering an environment that emphasizes collaboration and coordination; providing feedback and encouraging learning to create growth opportunities; mentoring team members.
•    Assisting in development of training strategies; overseeing technical training and ensuring the technical competency of Civil staff. 
•    Collaboration with Construction teams on best-possible designs for total project success
•    Ensuring designs are completed with consistent application of design standards, technical approaches, and in accordance with the design quality management program. 
•    Advising and providing direction to staff on proper execution of complex and advanced deliverables; potentially serving as engineer of record for advanced design components. 
•    Ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery. 
•    Leading the exploration of alternate designs or new technologies to challenge the status quo and provoke exploration of new or innovative design solutions. 
•    Develop work scopes and labor estimates.
•    Knowledgeable in Roadway design, Grading & Earthwork design, hydrology & hydraulics. 
•    Knowledgeable in Civil engineering software and tools (Autodesk Civil 3D, Geopak, Etc.)
•    Leading by example with respect to safety, quality, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
•    Coordinating with the quality management team to train staff and implement the design quality management program.



•    Minimum 10 years of experience in Civil Engineering.
•    Professional registration, required.
•    Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field, required. 
•    Minimum 5 years of experience leading an engineering team, required.
•    Design-build and design management experience.
•    Demonstrated Technical knowledge in site development, roadway design, drainage design and an understanding of environmental regulations
•    Experience with development of preliminary design concepts, and final design of project elements.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a demonstrated focus on interdisciplinary design coordination.
•    Ability to travel based on business needs and requirements.

Working Conditions

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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