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Substation Engineer Intern - Kiewit Power Engineers (Summer 2023)

Location: 

Portland, OR, US

Requisition ID: 166704 

Job Level: Internship 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

We are looking to hire students pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering with a Power Delivery focus!  These interns will assist with performing engineering and design duties, which require the application of engineering principles and knowledge of substation design.

 

As part of this team of highly specialized design professionals, you will support a variety of substation, transmission and distribution projects ranging from 12kV to 500kV in both engineering detailed design and Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) projects for clients throughout the country.

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 Portland, OR.

Responsibilities

•    Work with project team to create all design documents and drawings for a project, including creating wiring diagrams from schematics, generating bills of materials, and applying field mark-ups of project as-built drawings with minimal supervision
•    Assist with engineering support tasks such as relay burden, lighting, load flow, and short circuit calculations with minimal supervision
•    Assist with the usage of engineering application software to complete engineering tasks such as ground grid design, relay coordination, transformer sizing, and load flow and short circuit studies with minimal supervision
•    Review project schedules and work with project engineer to ensure projects remain on schedule
•    Properly use the document management system
•    Apply corporate standard engineering practices
•    Assist with project activities
•    Assist with the with the communication and coordination of project activities with project engineer, customer representatives, and others as needed
•    Take personal responsibility for the quality and accuracy of his/her work
•    Bring potential project-related problems and possible solutions to the attention of the responsible party

Qualifications

•    Pursuing a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field from an accredited university, with a power background preferred
•    3.0 cumulative GPA preferred 
•    Basic knowledge and understanding of:
     - AC/DC fundamentals
     - three phase power systems
     - per-unit mathematics and symmetrical components
     - substation components and their functions
     - design documents and drawings necessary to complete a project
     - engineering standards including NEC, NESC, NEMA, IEEE and ANSI
     - common Word processing, Spreadsheet, and E-mail software
•    Working in a team environment
•    Communicating effectively with co-workers, vendors, clients, etc.

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.

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: Portland Oregon

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