Overhead Transmission Engineer - Kiewit Power Delivery 1


Lenexa, KS, US Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 171380 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Power Engineers has an immediate opening for a motivated Overhead Transmission Engineer to join our growing Power Delivery team! As part of this team of highly specialized design professionals, you will support a variety of transmission and distribution projects ranging from 12kV to 500kV in both engineering detailed design and Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) projects for clients throughout the country.
You will be part of a team that supports all aspects of the project execution process by performing innovative design engineering through brainstorming conceptual designs, performing and/or reviewing final design and deliverables, scheduling tasks to meet client needs, as well as mitigating risk to ensure smooth and safe construction operations.


District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery is a full-service engineering and construction solutions provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the transmission and distribution market from high voltage overhead and underground transmission to distribution and automation design and construction capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the electric utility, renewable energy, industrial, and oil, gas markets. As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.


Our rapidly growing power delivery business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities that we live. We have invested in industry leading design technology and platforms while also expanding our construction equipment fleet with the most advanced, and safest equipment on the market. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft with the best tooling and safety programs available.


We are an innovative team that prides itself on continuous improvement and always delivering on our commitments to our clients and ourselves. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, mining, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


On our team, you will 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. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.


This position can be based out of Lenexa, KS, or Omaha, NE.

Additional location options are in Houston, TX; Portland, OR; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; Chicago, IL; San Diego, CA; and Raleigh, NC. Relocation is available for well-qualified candidates. 


• Discover opportunities to collaborate in a team environment to understand client needs, prepare deliverables, and provide project updates.
• Establish design criteria based on industry, company, and/or client standards.
• Create computer models of overhead electric transmission lines and structures in PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE and PLS TOWER. 
• Assemble drawings, specifications, and design criteria for the procurement of tubular steel structures, lattice towers, and transmission line hardware. Review the vendor supplied calculations and drawings for compliance.
• Develop construction packages for internal construction crews and client contractors that include plan & profiles, staking sheets, bill of materials, structure details, foundation drawings, and installation specifications.
• Present to management, analyze PLS-CADD reports, formulate design aids, and draft reports using Microsoft 365 (Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, Power BI, and Yammer).
• Participate in peer reviews to meet quality expectations and client standards to build a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
• Visit construction sites, meet in client offices, and travel out of town to tour supplier facilities as required by projects and assignments.



• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
• At least 2 years’ experience designing transmission lines between 69kV and 345kV

• Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification (or successful completion of FE exam) preferred
• Experience in PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE
• Knowledge of MFAD, LPILE, and geotechnical recommendation application for foundation design, preferred

• Knowledge of client and industry standards, including NESC, ASCE, IEEE, and RUS


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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