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Traction Power/Electrical Designer, Rail Systems - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering


McLean, VA, US

Requisition ID: 117321 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are an innovative team of engineers and designers that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates 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. We are seeking a Traction Power and Electrical Power Designer to support the rapid growth of the rails transit systems section and projects around the country. The person will work under the direction of an Engineering Manager and/or a Senior Traction Power Engineer to develop drawings for electrical power system, traction power system. Communication system, ATC system, and any other systems. 

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects. Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk. Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety. Clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and best practices for all projects that we support. 


Kiewit’s management and implementation of this process leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceeds client expectations and furthers 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. We will train you, develop your skills, and 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 McLean, VA office.


Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide technical support for MicroStation, AutoCAD, and other discipline related software.
  • Assist with the development of CAD standards.
  • Assist with the development of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Identify and execute productivity improvements within the CAD environment.
  • Responsible for quality check of drafted product and conformance with drawing production standards and project specific CAD requirements.
  • Utilize MicroStation, AutoCAD, or other similar software tools to:
  • Working knowledge of electrical design and the interface between structural components and mechanical equipment and civil utilities.
  • Capable of layout and routing of conduit, and duct banks with minimal input from engineering.
  • Ability to generate duct bank sections with minimal guidance from engineering.
  • Assist in the preparation of estimates and material lists with project engineer
  • Perform field verification of existing facilities.
  • Ability to perform basic material shop drawing reviews.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.


  • Associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology with +10 years’ Electrical Design experience as a minimum.
  • Advanced with 2D required
  • 3D AutoCAD and Microstation skills is a plus.
  • PromiseE, Autocad Electric and/or Revit preferable.
  • BRCM Bentley Raceway and Cable Manager is a PLUS.
  • Familiar with Civil and Structural Design.
  • Transportation / Rail and Transit project experience is a PLUS.
  • Self directs work with limited supervision.
  • Provides guidance, leadership and training to less experienced designers.
  • Adjusts to varying demands of work and performs well.
  • Communicates effectively with supervisor and members of immediate department.
  • Works collaboratively across departments and involves others in solving problems.
  • Supports project teams and departments in a positive and productive manner. Works well with other to accomplish common goals and objectives.
  • Serves as technical resource to engineers, designers and construction.

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: Washington DC

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