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LEAD Internship - Kiewit Power Engineers


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 109119 

Job Level: Internship 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

Do you want an inside look into the technology, quality, engineering and design professions that will inspire you as you make plans for future? Do you want to be part of an industry that will make a real difference in peoples’ lives all over the world? Get a head start on building your career! Kiewit’s paid internship program will give you hands-on experiences and develop industry knowledge coveted by professionals. As a Kiewit intern, you will work in a fast-paced, team environment, using cutting-edge technology to design and engineer the future of our planet. This program provides challenging and achievable projects that will encourage participants to pursue their interests in the field of technology, quality, engineering or design.

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

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


•    Assist in design sketches using CAD and other industry-leading technology
•    Research and analyze compiled data to make recommendations and business decisions 
•    Develop and refine content for company training manuals, process improvement materials, and technical reference documents
•    Collaborate with teammates on projects that directly impact the business
•    Actively participate in technical and soft skills courses, as well as discipline-specific pieces of training presented by industry professionals
•    Design and present an End of Program Presentation to showcase your work and development throughout the LEAD program
•    Build professional relationships with discipline-specific peer advisors
•    Additional duties as assigned 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
•    Incoming high school Junior, Senior, college Freshman or incoming college Sophomore
•    Ability to work 40 hours per week for 8-10 weeks during the summer, providing own transportation
•    A natural curiosity and passion for the field of technology, quality, engineering or design
•    Strong analytical ability with a mind for process improvement
•    Comfort with data analysis and research
•    Detail-oriented work style with a focus on accuracy
•    Ability to work both independently and in a team setting with minimal supervision to accomplish common goals
•    Ability to present and speak publicly to both small and large groups within the organization
•    Demonstrates professionalism and maturity on a day to day basis
•    Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload accordingly
•    Demonstrates a customer service oriented mindset
•    Preferably has held a leadership role within a team, organization, club, etc.


•    Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, and PowerPoint)
•    Experience and understanding of MS SharePoint, Auto CAD, Revit, and Mathcad is a plus
•    Ability to learn and understand a variety of business based computer programs quickly is preferred


•    Please include an updated resume to your LEAD application. Applicants without a resume will not be considered. 
•    The online application process for the LEAD Program will close on January 31st, 2021. 
•    Candidates selected for a face to face interview will be notified after the deadline application.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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