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Commissioning Engineer - Power Plants, Substations & Renewable Energy


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 144119 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Commissioning 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Commissioning Engineer represents electrical commissioning for the project team from the estimating process all the way to project completion. The Commissioning Engineer will participate in various project meetings to engage with the project team and perform electrical commissioning reviews during estimating, engineering, procurement, and construction phases. Further, the role will require supporting the onsite project commissioning team by drafting procedures, and assisting onsite with major milestones in commissioning and project startup.

It is understood that the Commissioning Engineer, while they may be conversant with the process, will not likely be considered an SME in all process technologies and disciplines. For this reason, the engineer will act as a conduit to CSU Technical Services Managers (or delegated Advisors) who are SMEs in the particular technology, or discipline, to assist with the commissioning process whenever required. Deliverables may include equipment commissioning checklists, commissioning procedures, electrical testing specifications, start-up philosophies, and presentation material.

The Commissioning Engineer will be required to review the project electrical design deliverables throughout the project lifecycle and report issues to the relevant parties, the Commissioning Manager, and the Director of Commissioning.

District Overview

Kiewit Power Constructors (KPC) provides direct-hire construction services for Power Generation utilizing a union craft force.  Kiewit Power Constructors builds major EPC power plant projects throughout North America. 


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 


This position is based in Lenexa, KS. 


  • Assist with Design Review for Power, Power Delivery, and Renewable Projects

  • Attend Factory Acceptance Tests for Electrical Equipment (MV, LV Switchgears, Transformers, Relay Panels, etc.)

  • Develop Electrical Initial Energization Procedures (Switchyard, Back-feed, Switchgears, Initial Synch, etc.)

  • Travel to project site as needed to carry out audit, review energization plan, and assist with major energization evolution if needed

  •  Work with projects start-up team with onsite activities such as the following if neede

  • Familiarity with component testing and commissioning aspects of following major electrical equipment & protection scheme will be an added advantage.

  • 220KV, 345KV Breakers

  • Generator Circuit Breakers

  • MV & LV Switchgears and MCCs

  • CTs, PTs, CVTs, and three-line diagrams

  • Line Protection Scheme (Transformer & Motor Protection, Breaker Failure, and Bus Differential Scheme)

  • Synchronization

  • Hands-on experience with troubleshooting, functional checkout of control & relaying scheme, DCS/RTU Loop checking.


  • Must have a minimum of  2+ years of related experience in the areas of Power Plants, Substations,

  • Familiar with SCADA, RTU, DCS loop checkout testing and troubleshooting.

  • Demonstrate thorough proficiency regarding protective relays, electrical control, and protection scheme

  • Must be familiar with NETA, IEEE Testing standards

  • Must be able familiar with NFPA 70E and able to demonstrate safe electrical troubleshooting skills

  • Committed to promoting a culture of safety within our organization and alongside all our clients.


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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