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Water Resources/Drainage Engineer- Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 132741 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit has an immediate opening for a dynamic Hydraulics/Hydrology Engineer in our growing Civil Engineering Group based in Lenexa, KS. The Drainage Engineer will work with a Civil Engineering Design team supporting a wide variety of projects including power generation, renewables, and industrial markets. The Drainage Engineer will also support estimators, schedulers, permitting, and construction experts on pursuits and ongoing projects.

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 


We are a high performing team of engineers and designers that develop projects through the project life-cycle engaging exciting projects throughout North America. Our staff leads the power markets engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s 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. 


This position is based out of Lenexa, KS.


Drainage Engineer will be responsible for completing engineering assignments in support of EPC site developments including drainage design, detailed hydrologic and hydraulic analysis (using various models and methods) and preparation of design plans, reports, and technical memoranda. This will require a broad understanding from a national perspective of the following:

•    Single-event and continuous rainfall modeling
•    Watershed analysis, hydrograph and peak discharge development and routing 
•    Surface flow drainage, culverts, storm systems, and sediment transport for site developments
•    Flood analysis and knowledge of the FEMA flood hazard areas
•    Stormwater quantity / quality calculations, LID, NPDES compliance and erosion control
•    Software experience includes: Autodesk SSA, PondPack, CulvertMaster, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, TR-55, 2D experience helpful such as PCSWMM 2D

Drainage Design 
•    Development of drainage plans, profiles, specifications, and estimates for site development projects. This includes developing terrain, grading and other design components via Autodesk Civil3D (3D modeling is a plus).


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
•    Bachelor of Science degree in related field (i.e., civil engineering)
•    PE license or the ability to receive a PE license is expected 
•    A minimum of 3 years proven civil/drainage engineering design experience
•    Strong project team orientation and networking skills
•    High degree of self-motivation
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to work effectively with others
•    This position includes occasional travel to project offices and work sites. Ability to travel at times

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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.

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.

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

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