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Structural Designer/Drafter - Kiewit Power Engineers

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 156685 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Structural Designer you will be applying engineering drafting principles and procedures in performing basic engineering drafting work. Develops drawings and models with information provided by engineers and designers. Requires close guidance and direction. This position coordinates with other design group team members to review and exchange project information necessary for design and development. Performs specific design functions for the project as assigned. Utilizes Operations Quality Assurance Manual, Operations Drafting/Design Standards Manual and Department quality standards and procedures.

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 1,300 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 130 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

Location

This position is based out of our Lenexa, KS office.

Responsibilities

•    Reports project progression updates and/or issues to Lead Designer as required. Informs Manager and/or Lead Designer of project decisions that differ from Kiewit Engineering & Design Co. standards.
•    Learns applicable engineering national and local codes.
•    Participates in meetings as required: i.e., Weekly Project Meetings.
•    Assists in job related activities with project team members.
•    Checks design for consistency, safety, operability and maintenance requirements before submitting to checking.
•    Develops 3D models utilizing drawings, sketches, and design skills.
•    Develops the capability of checking and navigating in the 3D models for interferences and constructability.
•    Creates plan drawings and details.
•    Creates Plot Plans and General Arrangement drawings.
•    Files the master sets/originals, superseded drawings and originals as required in a timely manner.
•    Completes as-builts by utilizing RFIs, ECNs and red-marked drawings from construction to develop “Conformed to Construction Records” as required.
•    Completes miscellaneous tasks to support project development.
•    Creates guidelines, checklists or other applicable knowledge based documents as assigned.
•    Provides lessons learned throughout the project by utilizing the Lessons Learned Database.
•    Gathers information needed to develop drawings.
•    Resolves checked drawings; prove and understand the comments made.

Qualifications

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.
•    Must be able to communicate effectively and constructively with other team members and disciplines both verbally and in written form. 
•    Must be able to complete assignments in a timely manner. 
•    Demonstrated ability to interpret multi-discipline engineering and vendor documents. 
•    Must be able to represent Kiewit Engineering and Design in a professional manner to owners, contractors, vendors and any other contacts outside the Kiewit Engineering and Design organization.

 

Computer Skills
•    Must be capable of utilizing a computer-aided drafting program (MicroStation, AutoCAD, GeoPak, NavisWorks etc.), and have a basic knowledge of the latest computer operating systems. 
•    Must be able to communicate through emails and utilize electronic meeting requests. Must have a working knowledge of spreadsheets and databases.

 
Education
Associate or Bachelor degree in Computer Aided Design & Drafting Technology or related field.
 
Travel 
May serve as a field designer to support the project by performing field measurements, assisting construction personnel in reviewing structural drawings and field construction personnel in reviewing structural drawings and field construction, researching Kiewit Engineering & Design Co. drawings and other information, vendor drawings and O&M manuals, coordinating with Kiewit Engineering & Design Co. office staff, and responding to contractor RFIs.

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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