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Electrical & Controls Engineer Intern - Kiewit Industrial Engineers


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 107979 

Job Level: Internship 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

As an Electrical & Controls Engineer Intern, you will be a part of a growing team that supports all aspects of the construction process by performing innovative design engineering through brainstorming conceptual designs, performing and/or reviewing electrical calculations, developing plans, scheduling tasks to meet client needs, as well as mitigating risk to keep our construction crews safe. 

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.


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 industrial 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 our Lenexa, KS office.


•    Reports project progress updates and/or issues to Lead Engineer as required.
•    Applies engineering judgement to daily tasks
•    Works with a multi-discipline team to review and understand client operational and business needs; specifies equipment and contributes to design decisions that meets those needs
•    Gains a comprehensive understanding of departmental design standards, applicable engineering codes, and Kiewit guidelines; provide suggestions and recommendations as needed.
•    Reviews vendor and other Discipline drawings for relevant Electrical and Controls information
•    Develops sketches to accompany concept documentation.
•    Maintains master specification and drawing sets with current revisions for the electrical and controls design drawings.
•    Participates in project meetings as required.
•    Checks design for consistency, safety, operability and maintenance requirements
•    Reviews checked drawings, reviews and understands comments made.
•    Familiar with basic computer operation, and should have had at least introductory computer programming courses as well as the ability to learn to use Electrical and Controls department design software tools
•    Completes miscellaneous tasks to support project development.


•    Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
•    Must be able to represent Kiewit to owners, contractors, vendors and any other contacts outside the Kiewit organization.
•    Must be able to communicate through emails, phone, and in-person, and utilize electronic meeting requests.
•    Must have a working knowledge of spreadsheets, databases and PDF software.

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.