Mid-level Structural Designer - Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 142739 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Power Engineering is seeking an Experienced Structural Designer for the Lenexa, Kansas office. Looking for the ideal candidate to grow with the team by helping to establish, maintain, and improve standards and tools while contributing to project success. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a 2-year technical school degree in Computer-Aided Design with a focus on BIM (Building Information Modeling) preferred and have a minimum of 5 years of structural design experience, preferably using Tekla. Potential candidates should have a good understanding of design modeling, design document creation, and data exchange using BIM software (Tekla experience preferred but training is available in-house). Potential candidates will also be a learning resource for less experienced designers and engineers and be comfortable working closely with Structural Design Engineers.

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   

We are a high-performing team of engineers and designers that develop projects through the project life-cycle engaging in 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 out of Lenexa, KS. 


  • Work with the engineering team to develop structural concrete and steel BIM models and drawings using Tekla.

  • Coordinate with other discipline team members to come up with project solutions.

  • Self-check designs for consistency, safety, operability, and maintenance requirements before submitting to checking.

  • Reports task progress to Lead Designer.

  • Assist in the development of department standards and tools.

  • Mentors other team members in design modeling and design drawing techniques.

  • Resolve design issues effectively with input from responsible engineer.


  • Associate degree or High School diploma + 2 years’ experience as a minimum.
  • 4-10 years' minimum relevant experience.
  • Knowledgeable in BIM software, preferably in Tekla.
  • Demonstrates ability to interpret multi-discipline engineering and vendor documents.
  • Displays leadership and confidence to monitor and develop peers, especially those with less experience in drafting and design.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of the latest computer operating systems.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and constructively with other team members and disciplines both verbally and in written form.
  • Knowledge of basic spreadsheet, database, and word processing programs.
  • Must be able to represent Kiewit Engineering & Design Co. in a professional manner to owners, contractors, vendors, and any other contacts outside the Kiewit Engineering & Design Co. organization.


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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