Instrumentation & Controls Engineer - Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 171241 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Power Engineering Group is seeking an experienced-level Instrumentation and Controls Engineer to be a part of our growing team. Looking for ideal candidates that can provide instrumentation & control discipline technical expertise as well as I&C team leadership for the execution and evaluation of project designs.  You will work independently on small projects, or as a part of a large multi-discipline team on larger projects, including working with both internal and external engineers and construction partners to provide our clients the industry’s best of both engineering and physical design.  Project assignments range from support of proposals and estimates to technical design execution to construction and commissioning support.

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 3,000 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 140 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 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, with flexibility for hybrid work.


•    Act as a lead or support engineer on a multitude of pursuits and projects providing front line technical issue solutions associated with design, construction, equipment and/or operations of SCADA system replacement/upgrades and other I&C projects for power projects.
•    Evaluate, select, and apply engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria for projects of all sizes and levels of complexity.
•    Incorporate the requirements of contract and customer Requests for Proposals (RFPs), professional service agreements, or other contractual requirements ensuring the projects meet or exceed project goals.
•    Contribute to the development of client proposals and project cost estimates. Lead cost, feasibility and planning studies, analyzing customer needs and data including researching, investigate and coordinate with other engineers, and providing recommendations to the customer.
•    Develop and apply a comprehensive understanding of departmental design and industry standard methods, applicable engineering codes, and Kiewit guidelines to oversee and/or perform the preparation of design calculations, project drawings, and project design specifications.
•    Formulate and prepare technical specifications, perform bid evaluations of equipment and construction proposals, develop recommendations for equipment selection and contract award and prepare interface points with construction partners and equipment suppliers.
•    Schedule, review, and coordinate design efforts with other project personnel.
•    Oversight and/or direct performance of supplier shop drawing review, comment (and subsequent resolution), and approval and perform technical contract administration.
•    Mentor and direct the work of entry and mid-level employees for skills development.  Review their progress and results.  Provide direction and coaching, as needed.
•    Coordinate with internal and external partners including cross-discipline, construction, vendors, fabricator(s), and owners to address electrical/I&C-related design concepts, issues, or concerns.


•    Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Electrical or Controls Engineering from an ABET accredited four-year college or university
•    Professional Engineer (PE) registration preferred
•    At least 5 years’ experience in instrumentation and controls engineering and design performing engineering related duties with a minimum of three years in the power generation market
•    Familiarity with control system programming concepts 
•    Experience with SCADA systems and PLC.  DCS system experience considered desirable 
•    Strong organizational and time management skills
•    Strong written and verbal communications skills
•    Attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
•    Strong work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
•    Displays leadership and confidence to mentor peers


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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