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Solar Commissioning Manager - Kiewit Power Constructors


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 149282 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Constructors District 

Department: Commissioning 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

​​​​​Solar Commissioning Manager will work under the direction of the Commissioning Director and report directly to the Project Manager while on-site. The commissioning Manager is responsible for all aspects of solar farm commissioning, including personnel safety, overseeing daily commissioning activities, reviewing start-up schedules, and communicating with the owner, management, and contractors. Promote and provide leadership for Safety. Direct and coordinate the daily start-up activities with vendors and construction craft. Assume direct responsibility for all components and systems integrity for completing contractual requirements with the highest degree of safety and quality.

District Overview

Kiewit Power Constructors (KPC) provides direct-hire construction services for Power Generation utilizing a union craft force.  Kiewit Power Constructors builds major EPC power plant projects throughout North America. 

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 


This position is located in Lenexa, KS. 


  • Develop Project Site-Specific Commissioning Manual
  • Read and adhere to Startup Administration Manual.
  • Develop and manage overall Startup schedules (P6, 90 Day, 3 Week)
  • Setup and manage Startup budgets and forecasting. Labor, subcontracts, STS
  • Coordinate between all parties involved with commissioning through daily and weekly meetings, i.e., daily POD meetings & weekly Commissioning meetings (Construction, TFAs, 3rd Party Testers, Owner.)
  • Coordinate with the Performance Engineering team on Performance Testing and Substantial Completion timing
  • Develop and administer the site energization plan(s)
  • Leads and insists on strict adherence to Lock Out/Tag Out Procedures (LOTO) and policies.
  • Monitor and operate generation projects in compliance with applicable NERC reliability standards while adhering to Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) cyber and physical security measures at NERC registered plants.
  • Ensure that an organized documentation filing structure for all commissioning reports and documents is in place before starting testing and being maintained daily.
  • Review & implement SU staffing plan
  • Manage and oversee the commissioning budget
  • Coordinate with the customer Operations Center energization of circuits, as well as startup, shutdown, and curtailment
  • Coordinate with the customer Maintenance organization for PMs and CMs as needed
  • Prepare action plans to address gaps in the commissioning schedule/plan.
  • Track, review, and approve of all Startup Lessons Learned, Condition Reports, and Best Practices.


  • 8 to 10 years of experience in commissioning and start-up PV solar plants
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of solar PV systems and associated SCADA controls
  • Experience with Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is an added advantage
  • Experience working with AC & DC Electricity, PV Systems, Trackers, Inverters, and AC collection Systems
  • Excellent teamwork skills, foster a positive team environment through the collaborative decision making
  • Excellent Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Experience working collaboratively with people and initiatives affecting multiple organization
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines and demanding customers


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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