Senior Structural Designer - Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 170570 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Power Engineering Group is seeking an experienced Structural Designer to help establish, maintain, and improve standards and tools while contributing to project success. Potential candidates should have a good understanding of design modeling, design document creation, and data exchange using BIM software (Tekla experience preferred but training is available in-house). You will also be a learning resource for less experienced designers and engineers and be comfortable working closely with Structural Design Engineers.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets. 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 rapidly growing Power district, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPC delivery model for power facilities. We offer a variety of engineering services, including owner's engineering, project development, detailed engineering and design, construction management and plant services. Our engineering teams bring power projects to life across North America in the following areas: 

  • Gas-fired generation  
  • Power delivery  
  • Environmental retrofits 
  • Renewables and new technology 
  • Water/wastewater   


We are a high performing team of engineers and designers that develop projects through the project life-cycle engaging exciting projects throughout North America. Our staff leads the power markets engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost-effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence. 


On our team, you’ll 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. 


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


•     Provides potential solutions to complex issues.
•     Reviews the work of designers developing documents as needed for the project.
•     Acts as a field resource to assist construction in field resolution on issues.
•     Acts independently to utilize industry and company standards to design effectively.  No supervision required to apply standard correctly to design.
•     Reviews application of standards and can make suggestions on improvements needed
•     Serves as a resource to department, projects and construction.
•     Identifies changes in scope of work during small to mid-sized projects and produces drawing changes as needed to stay within budget and schedule.
•     Balances individual performance requirements with the demands for team participation.
•     Performs assigned work efficiently and effectively to maximize person productivity.
•     Review vendor documentation and comment as it applies to client and project needs. 
•     Complete as-builts by utilizing Request for Information (RFIs), Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) and red-marked drawings from construction.


•     Associate degree or High School diploma + 2 years’ experience as a minimum.
•     10-18 years' minimum relevant experience in refining or petrochemical industry.
•     Self directs work with limited supervision.
•     Provides guidance, leadership and training to less experienced designers.
•     Leads small team to complete task/design on project.
•     Work with project team as representative and coordinates work within discipline department.
•     Adjusts to varying demands of work and performs well.
•     Communicates effectively with supervisor and members of immediate department.
•     Works collaboratively across departments and involves others in solving problems. 
•     Supports project teams and departments in a positive and productive manner. Works well with other to accomplish common goals and objectives. 
•     Serves as technical resource to engineers, designers and construction.
•     Experience utilizing a computer-aided drafting program (MicroStation, AutoCAD, Navis Works) and have knowledge of the latest computer operating systems; thorough understanding of spreadsheets and databases.
•     Continuously looking for ways to improve processes for customers and makes recommendations for improvements.


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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