Distribution Designer - Kiewit Power Delivery


Lone Tree, CO, US Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 170777 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit has an immediate opening for a Distribution Designer in our growing Kiewit Power Delivery district. You will be part of our rapidly growing engineering design team serving several major utilities and T&D clients.

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.

Kiewit Power Delivery is a full-service engineering and construction solutions provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the transmission and distribution market from high voltage overhead and underground transmission to distribution and automation design and construction capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the electric utility, renewable energy, industrial, and oil, gas markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides wholistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.

Our rapidly growing power delivery business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities that we live. We have invested in industry leading design technology and platforms while also expanding our construction equipment fleet with the most advanced, and safest equipment on the market. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft with the best tooling and safety programs available.

We are an innovative team that prides itself on continuous improvement and always delivering on our commitments to our clients and ourselves.  Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, mining, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.



This position is based out of our Denver, CO office.


•    Coordinate with Client to collect and review customer information to determine impact on existing utilities and how to provide new electric service.
•    Review electrical plans to prepare utility load study submittals.
•    Identify potential conflicts with existing utility critical facilities.
•    Work with utility engineering department for load connection, system reliability, sectionalizing and protection coordination.
•    Work with utility construction department for facility verification and construction considerations.
•    Work with utility project management department to determine project responsibility of customer and utility work, approve design drawing per utility requirements and input material and labor data into utility costing system.
•    Create utility designs using AutoCAD or MicroStation.
•    Perform engineering design and prepare design deliverables for underground distribution lines including plan and profiles, trench and conduit design, cable and connector design, cable pole or overhead pole removal design, and material selection in compliance with safety, environmental and client standards and policies. 
•    Perform engineering calculations such as voltage drop/flicker and pulling tension calculations.
•    Prioritize work and manage engineering tasks for multiple projects under budget and time constraints.
•    Understand municipality requirements to submit for permits.
•    Coordinate with utility Planners and Applicant Design Checkers as needed.
•    Coordinate with clients for sequence of events throughout the life of the project.
•    Coordinate with traffic control for major road work.


•    Associate degree in Electrical Engineering/Technology from an accredited college or university required. Management may consider other education and work experience to be acceptable for appointment to this position.
•    5+ years of underground distribution engineering.
•    Working knowledge of utility design/engineering, construction and project management processes and requirements. 
•    Ability to read and interpret civil engineering drawings and landscape plans.
•    Demonstrated ability and/or experience with GIS systems and CADD systems.
•    Ability to handle contacts with clients and other agencies in connection with project design responsibilities.
•    Demonstrated leadership and technical capability to perform to job responsibilities.
•    Problem solving skills, mathematical and writing skills.
•    Microsoft suite (word, excel, outlook, etc.) fluent.
•    2+ years of utility distribution design experience with California utilities or a consulting engineering firm with demonstrated project capability preferred.
•    Knowledge of CPUC utility rules preferred.
•    PLS-CADD capable preferred.



Working Conditions

 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.


Base Compensation: $57,738 - $88,164 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

This posting will be active from: 01/02/2024 - 06/29/2024 

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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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