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Lithium Battery SME- Kiewit Industrial Group


Remote, US Lenexa, KS, US Houston, TX, US Alpharetta, GA, US Atlanta, GA, US

Requisition ID: 147403 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial Group 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Industrial is seeking a Lithium Battery SME to support the Manufacturing & Technology business with deep understanding of battery chemistry and materials science, and synthetic materials science, engineering, and markets.  He/She will maintain relationships within the industry, track latest technology advances and make recommendations on which technologies to focus on and which prospects to pursue. He/She will participate in discussions and/or presentations to client management or senior technical personnel to support Kiewit’s business objectives.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering consulting and design firm serving a broad range of the industrial markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,700 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the industrial, transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Our operations-focused engineering provides our clients with safe and efficient facilities, and it integrates our 130 years of construction experience to finish projects on time and to make sure that Nobody Gets Hurt. 


Our rapidly growing Industrial Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, geotechnical, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on EPC and design-build delivery of industrial projects in markets such as Food & Beverage, Mineral Processing, Renewable Fuels, Pulp and Paper, Steel & Aluminum, Industrial Buildings, and Industrial Energy, Water and Utilities. 


One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs. 


•    Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) covering entire project life cycle from concept development, feasibility study, process definition, equipment design, procurement, construction, startup and sharing know-how with project team.
•    Participate in proposal efforts and assist Business Development in preparation of proposal deliverables.
•    Determine engineering scope and set up an engineering work plan on complex projects for the front-end design and engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) phases.
•    Manage a team of process and mechanical engineers and be responsible for the delivery of project deliverables (flow diagrams, layout, equipment sizing, selection and specification, etc.) within the agreed job-hour budgets and schedules.
•    Maintain the technical quality of all design deliverables issued on the project.
•    Manage and lead complex technical discussions with third parties (customer, suppliers and regulators) in order to facilitate appropriate technical decisions.
•    Identify issues (problems, value improvement opportunities) and help clarify areas of complexity during all phases of the engineering design work.
•    Understand multi-disciplinary technical issues and be able to provide innovative technical solutions to resolve these issues.


•    Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and a minimum of 10 years of engineering experience in EPC and/or OEM industry
•    Minimum of 5 years of recent experience in the design of lithium battery manufacturing facilities
•    PE registration preferred
•    Knowledge of new technologies related to battery manufacturing
•    Proven work experience in sizing and evaluating equipment required for the lithium battery manufacturing facilities
•    Demonstrated experience in energy efficient design
•    Strong oral and written communication skills required for presentations and reports


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.
•     May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

Base Compensation: $111,230 - $166,846 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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: Eugene

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