Structural Engineer Intern - Kiewit Power Engineering (Summer 2024)


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 171777 

Job Level: Internship 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

Kiewit Power Engineering is seeking a Structural Engineer Intern. 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 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 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


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


•    Close to moderate supervision by a more experienced engineer.
•    Develops familiarity with departmental design standards, applicable engineering codes and Kiewit Power Engineers policies, guidelines and standards.
•    Understands, contributes to, and adheres to the Kiewit Power Engineers Quality Plan requirements and objectives.
•    Prepares basic engineering calculations and following standard methods and principles used in similar engineering analyses.
•    Prepares basic design sketches for drafting and incorporation into final plans.
•    Calculates cost and quantity estimates for project based on analysis of collected data.
•    Assists in checking of various Kiewit Power Engineers calculations, prepared drawings and documents as assigned and within established guidelines.
•    May inspect construction site to monitor progress and ensure conformance to engineering drawings, specifications, and construction.
•    Checks vendor's drawings for structural construction commodities.
•    Submits lessons learned to the Kiewit Power Engineers database.
•    Communicates with other disciplines to coordinate design interfacing issues.


•    Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering (with Structural emphasis) or Structural Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university.
•    GPA above 3.0 preferred
•    Completed a fundamental of structural analysis course which includes computer application.
•    Completed a strength of materials course with statics and dynamics application.
•    Completed fundamentals of steel design course and/or fundamentals of concrete design course.
•    Should be comfortable with the use of basic spreadsheet, database, and word processing programs.
•    Must be familiar with basic structural analysis software, engineering software, and basic CADD software for reviewing drafter’s work.
•    Highly desirable that the individual will have specific knowledge of SAP2000, MathCad, and Navisworks.

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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