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Sanitary Systems and Alternative Proteins Process Engineer- Kiewit Industrial Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 120660 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Industrial Engineering (K-IND) is seeking a Senior-Level Sanitary Systems and Alternative Proteins Process Engineer. 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. Candidates shall have a minimum of 10 years of experience in process engineering, including specific experience with alternative proteins and other food and beverage industrial facilities. Candidates shall be familiar with current drawing and technical tools, programs, and software with an understanding of design documentation creation and layouts. Candidates shall be capable of exhibiting flexibility in work assignments while maintaining a growth mindset and continuing to develop in their technical and professional career.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering consulting and design firm serving a broad range of the industrial markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,300 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the industrial, transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Our operations-focused engineering provides our clients with safe and efficient facilities and it integrates our 130 years of construction experience to finish projects on time and to make sure that Nobody Gets Hurt.


Our rapidly growing Industrial Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, geotechnical, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on EPC and design-build delivery of industrial projects in markets such as Food & Beverage, Mineral Processing, Renewable Fuels, Pulp and Paper, Steel & Aluminum, Industrial Buildings, and Industrial Energy, Water and Utilities. 


This position is located at our industrial hub in Lenexa, KS and may require up to 25% travel on average based on project demands.


•    Provide design, coordination, and oversight of various sanitary process systems typical for alternative proteins and other food and beverage industrial facilities with specific experience in one or more of the following: membrane filtration, spray drying process, chemical separation, cell culture, fermentation, purification, and tank storage solutions.
•    Prepare equipment specifications and detailed technical bid analyses for typical alternative protein and other industrial food and beverage equipment with specific experience in one or more of the following: membrane filtration, centrifuges, spray dryers, and chemical separators. 
•    Generate and check design deliverables such as PFD’s, P&ID’s, process simulations, datasheets, and vendor shop drawings in accordance with industry codes and standards, contract requirements, and company standards.
•    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 alternative protein process design with other design partners (both internal and external) including construction partners, equipment suppliers, and other engineers and designers.
•    Provide oversight and coordination of projects, working with the assigned design managers and project managers, to meet project budgets and schedules for all industrial alternative protein discipline activities.
•    Develop schedules, work assignments, and staffing requirements to ensure successful project completion.
•    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.
•    Train, mentor, and advise peers and support staff on proper application of industrial alternative protein industry standards and best practices.
•    Support the general process engineering activities outside of the alternative protein specific processes/equipment required to provide a complete turn-key design.
•    Serve as the company subject matter expert for alternative protein applications and implementation.
•    Provide key input and oversight for all projects alternative protein scopes throughout project development, estimating, project execution, and startup/commissioning. 


•    Bachelor’s degree in chemical or mechanical engineering, food sciences, or equivalent engineering program from an ABET accredited four-year university.
•    Professional Engineer (P.E.) preferred.
•    A minimum of 10 years of industry related engineering experience including sanitary/hygienic design experience. 
•    A broad understanding of industrial alternative protein technologies and the market overall.
•    Specific experience in one or more of the following areas: membrane filtration, spray drying, chemical separation, mixing/blending.
•    Strong familiarity and relationships with the key alternative protein equipment suppliers in the industry.
•    Experience leading an engineering and design team is preferred. 
•    System operations and/or commissioning experience preferred. 
•    Proficient in basic computing programs including the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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