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Telecommunications Engineer - Kiewit Power Engineers


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 109268 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit’s Power Delivery department has an exciting opportunity for a new Utility Telecommunications Engineer in our Lenexa, KS office to design and coordinate telecommunications infrastructure projects. The Telecommunications Engineer will be responsible for engineering and technical oversight of communications network designs and associated subsystems.

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 Lenexa, KS.


Major responsibilities for the Telecommunications Engineer will include:
•    Work with the Telecommunications Engineering team to understand scope, prepare deliverables, and provide project updates 
•    Collaborate on the design of utility based Telecom systems
•    Develop documents, drawings / diagrams, specifications, and testing procedures under the guidance of a senior engineer
•    Collaborate with the team to map out communication network using equipment such as routers, switches, firewalls, multiplexers, radios utilizing client standards
•    Design networks using fiber optics, microwave, radio, or leased services utilizing client standards 
•    Generate bills of material for Telecommunication equipment and verify field installations 
•    Assist with writing project scope(s), sequencing plans, client roadmaps, and budgets 
•    Travel to the job site as needed to gather information and to coordinate with the client
•    Work with others to stage and plan installation and commissioning
•    Respond to information requests from the client and from internal design teams
•    Attend external and internal meetings to support processes
•    Other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or related field from an accredited program
  • 0-2 years of design experience on communication systems
  • Capable of applying knowledge of telecommunication and IP networking principles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated, yet a team player
  • Flexibility to work in related business lines if required
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) preferred
  • Previous utility company experience is optional

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.

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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