Mechanical Commissioning Lead - Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 171122 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Commissioning 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Commissioning Mechanical Lead will report directly to the Commissioning Manager. Promote and provide leadership for Safety. Direct and coordinate the daily activities of SU Mechanical and construction craft. Assume direct responsibility of all mechanical components and systems integrity for completion of contractual requirements with the highest degree of safety and quality.

District Overview

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 power 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.  


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. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. 


This position is based in Lenexa, KS with opportunity for flexible work.


  • Ensure all safety procedures are followed.
  • Perform plant mechanical activities during commissioning phase and be accountable to the Mechanical Lead.
  • Develop required procedure related to SU Mechanical activities.
  • Follow all related SU procedures.
  • Review engineering system descriptions for functionality.
  • Directly supervise construction and contractor craft during commissioning phase.
  • Perform initial equipment and pump check-out.
  • Perform all system line flushes.
  • Mechanical pre-operational check-outs.
  • Perform pump initial run-in vibration analysis.
  • Verify all rotating equipment alignments.
  • Coordinate and verify all check-out and commissioning of systems.
  • Coordinate completing and recording equipment initial run data.
  • Provide oversight to sub-contractors performing activities such as oil flushes, hydrolyzing, chemical clean, steam blows.
  • Provide oversight to TFA support.
  • Elevate issues to Mechanical Lead in a timely manner.
  • Develop action plan to address any issues.
  • Read and adhere to Startup Administration Manual.
  • Attend meetings as assigned by Mechanical Lead.


  • An associate degree in the mechanical technology-related field or equivalent job-related experience
  • Ten years of experience working in mechanical commissioning in power industry
  • Experience in the required flushing, cleaning of mechanical piping systems.
  • Expertise in the installation, testing, operation, repair, and maintenance of industrial processes. 
  • Knowledge of electrical principles and controls methods and practice
  • Ability to supervise and train others in testing, commissioning, troubleshooting, and operating and maintaining mechanical equipment related to the power industry.
  • Ability to create and implement a project schedule to complete assigned daily work and achieve commissioning goals.
  • Experience in Mechanical Technology, specifically related to commissioning of power plants.


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.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


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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