Process/Mechanical Engineer -Utilities Systems


Lenexa, KS, US Minneapolis, MN, US

Requisition ID: 172518 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are seeking Process Engineers to join our team with primary focus on the thermal Waste to Energy (WTE) market, focused on utility systems design.  You will be part of our growing team that is developing environmentally sustainable solutions that seamlessly transition from design plans to completed projects to exceed client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.  In this role, you will provide technical and process engineering leadership for industrial WTE pursuits. These clean renewable energy solutions include chemical or thermal process technologies such as torrefaction, gasification, pyrolysis, etc.  Process feedstocks could include MSW, agricultural biomass, food waste, or other potential waste materials, and could produce syngas, renewable natural gas (RNG), biogas, hydrogen, black pellets, or other renewable fuels.  We are looking for candidates with specialization in this space to further enhance our expertise in this area.  

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 Industrial and 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 Industrial facilities  and water/wastewater projects.  We are bringing solutions to life in the following areas:   Food & Beverage, Mineral Processing, Renewable Fuels, Pulp and Paper, Steel & Aluminum, Manufacturing, Industrial Buildings, Automotive, Advanced Technologies, Water Treatment, Potable Municipal and Groundwater Desalination, Advanced Water Reuse, Groundwater Remediation, Storm water Recycling, Industrial Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Biosolids Treatment, Pipelines and Conveyance.


This position can be located in our  industrial hub in Lenexa, KS or in our Minneapolis Minnesota office.  Remote work locations may be considered but may require increased travel.  We do offer relocation assistance to our offices.  


Provide design input for various utilities systems typical for district energy, campus utility, combined heat and power, or other industrial facilities with specific experience in the following: steam heating, hot water, and chilled water systems, thermal distribution systems, distribution tunnels, and the associated interface with end users.
•    Perform early project design work such as conceptual studies, process flow diagram development, mass/energy balances, preliminary equipment sizing and selection, and general facility layout/arrangement.
•    Generate and check design deliverables such as PFD’s, P&ID’s, datasheets, and vendor shop drawings in accordance with industry codes and standards, contract requirements, and company standards.
•    Prepare equipment specifications and detailed technical bid analyses for typical district energy, campus utility, or combined heat and power equipment including but not limited to boilers, chillers, turbines, pumps, valves, and other equipment typical for utilities systems.
•    Support the construction team including representing the design team on-site, answering RFI’s, providing creative design solutions, etc.
•    Coordinate, communicate, and oversee all aspects of the project’s utilities systems design with other design partners (both internal and external) including construction partners, equipment suppliers, and other engineers and designers.
•    Train, mentor, and advise peers and support staff on proper application of district energy, campus utility, and combined heat and power industry standards and best practices.
•    Provide key input and oversight for all district energy, campus utility, and combined heat and power scopes throughout project development, estimating, project execution, and startup/commissioning.


Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent engineering program from an ABET accredited four-year university.
A minimum of 6 years experience with thermal distribution systems designs associated with district energy, campus utility, and combined heat and power technologies.
Professional Engineer (P.E.) preferred.
System operations and/or commissioning experience is favorable.

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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