Senior Civil Engineer- Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 170883 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit has an immediate opening for a Senior Civil Engineer to join the engineering team in Lenexa, KS. The Senior Civil Engineer will lead a team in site development for a wide variety of projects and industries.  The successful candidate will bring energy, enthusiasm, and a focus on collaboration while providing administrative, technical, quality, and safety leadership for the engineers and designers of their teams.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc. is a full-service consulting and engineering firm. Our combined staff of more than 3,000 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 140 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 Lenexa-based Civil Engineering group is comprised of professional engineers and designers with best-in-class technical expertise and resources developed to support diverse engineering designs across multiple markets.


Our involvement in projects varies from partnering with outside firms to leading design as the engineer of record, but our mission remains unchanged: collaborate with Kiewit’s construction teams and bring a construction-driven engineering focus to produce safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceed client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.  


This position is based in our Lenexa, KS office with opportunity for flexible work.


•    Lead site civil design tasks and teams, acting as responsible engineer in charge as needed.
•    Supervise, mentor and evaluate junior staff.
•    Oversee creation of surface models utilizing Civil3D and/or other similar design software.
•    Lead interdisciplinary design coordination to ensure that project elements are accounted for.
•    Create preliminary design concepts and alternatives to support cost estimating.
•    Lead project technical meetings and provide coordination to resolve design issues.
•    Execute final design of project elements such as grading and earthwork design, hydrology and hydraulics, roadway design, and overall site design.
•    Lead the Designers in the use of data driven design to make intelligent decisions on design solutions and process. 
•    Develop permit and third-party strategies for projects from the early stages of development through completion of approvals and agreements.  This may include:
•    Environmental permits
•    Drainage permitting both permanent and temporary modifications 
•    General Municipality requirements 


•    Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering minimum required.
•    7+ years of civil engineering design experience
•    Strong technical background in general site civil design, drainage systems, grading and roads/paving. 
•    Knowledgeable in multiple engineering design software.  ACAD Civil 3D experience is a must.
•    Licensed Professional Engineer with NCEES record preferable. 
•    Familiarity with design-build/EPC is preferred.
•    Industrial, municipal water, and solar experience is a plus.
•    Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.


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.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


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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