Mid-Level Civil Engineer - Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 170882 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Kiewit has an immediate opening for a mid-level Civil Engineer to join the engineering team in Lenexa, KS. The Civil Engineer will support or lead projects in site development for a wide variety of industries.  The successful candidate will bring energy, enthusiasm, and a focus on collaboration while providing administrative, technical, quality, and safety leadership for the engineers and designers of their teams.



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 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 you


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



  • Independently evaluate, select and apply engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to site development projects.
  • Develop site designs that may include analysis, calculations, research, material selection, layout, etc. necessary to develop required deliverables.
  • Execute final design of project elements such as grading and earthwork design, hydrology and hydraulics, roadway and overall site design.
  • Oversee creation of surface models utilizing Civil3D and/or other similar design software.
  • Support interdisciplinary design coordination to ensure that project elements are accounted for.
  • Create preliminary design concepts and alternatives to support cost estimating.
  • Attend project technical meetings and provide coordination to resolve design issues.
  • Lead the Designers in the use of data driven design to make intelligent decisions on design solutions and process. 
  • Develop permit and third-party strategies for projects from the early stages of development through completion of approvals and agreements.
  • Utilize knowledge of departmental design standards and applicable engineering codes to review prepared drawings and documents for conformance.
  • Plan, schedule, and analyze scope, staffing and budgeting.
  • Work closely with construction partners in a collaborative manner to ensure total project success.
  • Ensure Quality Control of services and deliverables is followed, in accordance with the Kiewit Company Quality Plan.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  •  Bachelor of Science degree in related field (i.e., civil engineering)
  • A minimum of 2 years proven civil engineering design experience in this or comparable industries.
  • Experience with computer assisted engineering and design software, preferably Autocad Civil 3D, MicroStation, Geopak and/or drainage calculation software
  • PE license or the ability to receive a PE license is expected 
  • Must have an effective level of experience working with spreadsheets and databases.
  • Strong project team orientation and networking skills
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


May occasionally travel to project sites to perform inspections, field measurements, and assist construction personnel in reviewing vendor and Kiewit designs.  Travel may be required to review vendor equipment and fabrication processes.


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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