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Structural Engineer Intern - Kiewit Power Engineers

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 108299 

Job Level: Internship 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

We are an innovative team of engineers and designers that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads collaborate with Kiewit’s module fabrication and 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.

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

•    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.

Qualifications

•  Pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering (with Structural emphasis), or Architectural Engineering (with Structural emphasis) or a degree in Structural Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university.

•  Completed a fundamental of structural analysis course which includes computer application.

•  Completed a strength of materials course with statics and dynamics application.

•  Completed a fundamentals of steel design course and/or fundamentals of concrete design course.

•  Should be comfortable with 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.

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.