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Process Engineer- Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 166432 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Water/Wastewater 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering (KIWE) has an immediate opening for an experienced Process Engineer in our growing Water Operations group based in Lenexa, KS, with the opportunity for flexible work.  You will be part of our growing Water Operations team that is developing water and wastewater infrastructure and industrial solutions that seamlessly transition from design plans to complete projects that exceed client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


You will provide technical and process engineering support for treatment process evaluation, selection, design, optimization, and evaluation of plant operations associated with the permanent design activities of Kiewit teams and external partners on municipal and/or industrial water and wastewater design-build and/or EPC projects and pursuits. Our projects include chemical, physical, and/or biological treatment technologies such as coagulation/flocculation, filtration, UF/RO, chemical precipitation of metals, chemical oxidation, and reduction, oil/water separation, and biological/biosolids treatment (thermal hydrolysis, advanced anaerobic digestion, nutrient removal) as applicable in the municipal infrastructure, petroleum, chemical, power, and renewable gas markets.  Project assignments range from support of proposals and estimates to technical design execution to construction and commissioning support projects.  We are looking for ideal candidates to grow the Kiewit team by helping establish, maintain, and improve company standards and tools while also utilizing these standards and tools to contribute to project success.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the Water, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power and Oil, Gas & Chemical (OGC) markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,700 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve our customers across markets on projects of any scale and complexity level. Backed by over 130 years of construction expertise, our construction-focused engineering centers on constructability, commissioning, and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure total project success. 


The Kiewit Water Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and control, structural, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on collaborative Design-Build (progressive and/or fixed price) and EPC delivery models for complex water projects.  The team brings project solutions to life across North America in the following areas:
•    Water Treatment
•    Potable Municipal and Groundwater Desalination
•    Advanced Water Reuse
•    Groundwater Remediation
•    Stormwater Recycling
•    Industrial Water Treatment
•    Wastewater Treatment
•    Biosolids Treatment
•    Pipelines and Conveyance


Clients are turning to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects to lead and manage multi-disciplined design teams to work together to improve schedule, track design progress, control costs and minimize risk.  Through our integrated design and construction approach, our construction-focused engineers offering expertise in process design, mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineering analyze root causes and resolve design issues before they impact schedule and budget.  We are a high-performing team of engineers and designers that leads the water engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost-effective, and innovative designs, all working to develop the best possible delivery of water facility projects to our clients.


This position is based out of Lenexa, KS. Opportunities for flexible work are available.


•    Evaluate, select, and apply engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria for water and wastewater projects of all sizes and levels of complexity.
•    Provide technical and process engineering support for municipal and/or industrial water and wastewater facility design including treatment process evaluation, process selection, design and optimization and conduct evaluations of full-scale plant operations, pilot studies and bench studies as required. Identify and evaluate process lifecycle costs.
•    Incorporate the requirements of the contract and customer Requests for Proposals (RFPs), professional service agreements, or other contractual requirements ensuring the projects meet or exceed project goals.
•    Develop and review engineering reports, engineering drawings, and specifications for complex water/wastewater projects such as PFDs, P&ID’s, process simulations, datasheets, and engineering calculations including hydraulics and equipment sizing.
•    Perform process systems and hydraulics modeling and scenario studies.
•    Formulate and prepare technical specifications, perform bid evaluations of equipment and construction proposals, develop recommendations for equipment selection and contract award and prepare interface points with construction partners and equipment suppliers.  Schedule, review, and coordinate design efforts with other project personnel.
•    Oversight and/or direct performance of supplier shop drawing review, comment (and subsequent resolution), and approval and perform technical contract administration.
•    Interface with partner engineers to support the project and business development needs. Work directly with partners on projects and tasks to develop long-term relationships.
•    Participate in multiple projects simultaneously.  Work within a multi-disciplinary team of engineers within a budget and schedule to execute design and engineering on projects.
•    Communicate/present industry trends, competitive situations, or technology/regulatory issues.
•    Support business development efforts and help in the pursuit of new projects. Contribute to the development of client proposals and project cost estimates.
•    Actively participate in professional organizations.  Prepare and make presentations to clients and professional organization meetings.
•    Participate in improving company resources and tools to improve design production and efficiency.
•    Mentor Kiewit’s entry-level engineers for skill development.  Review their progress and results.  Provide direction and coaching, as needed.


•    Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemical, Mechanical, or Civil/Environmental Engineering
•    Minimum of 3 years’ experience in process development, conceptual and detailed design with a background in municipal and/or industrial water and wastewater.
•    Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification required; Desire to obtain Professional Engineer (PE) registration in near future 
•    Understanding of federal, state and local regulations and requirements related to water treatment and discharge
•    Must be willing and available to accommodate intermittent travel (10-20% expected)
•    Preferred experience utilizing AFT Fathom or AFT Arrow hydraulic simulation software (or equivalent) and/or experience with process modeling and simulation software applications such as Biowin, GPS-X, Hysys and/or Aspen, WatPro, AqMB, SIMBA etc.


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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