Senior Traction Power Engineer, Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


San Jose, CA, US McLean, VA, US

Requisition ID: 169987 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineer is seeking a Senior Traction Power Engineer to support the rapid growth of the rails transit systems section and projects around the country. The person will work under the direction of the Rail Electrification department manager, perform preliminary engineering and/or detail engineering design for traction power system for people mover, light rail, heavy rail, and commuter rails systems, develop engineering cost estimate to support company pursuits, mentor and train early career professionals, and provide leadership to engineering and CAD design staffs.  

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 San Jose, CA or McLean, VA location with opportunity to work a hybrid work schedule based on the individual's experience and qualifications.


  • Develop electrical traction power system model and perform load flow analysis for the traction power systems.
  • Develop preliminary engineering design and detail engineering design for traction power systems for people mover, light rail, heavy rail, and commuter rails systems. 
  • Develop engineering cost estimates.
  • Oversees completeness and accuracy of design team’s work. 
  • Supervises and guides team to overall project objectives. Mentor new team members to further build internal self-perform capabilities for electrical traction power and electrical facility power systems.
  • Provides senior-level technical expertise to client on project aspects within the discipline.
  • Develops relationships with clients as a strong team leader with high integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to select technology, devices, equipment and/or components to meet performance requirements.  
  • Assess and manage potential outside design consultants.


  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering or related fields.
  • Mater degree is preferred.
  • 8+ years' engineering experience with focus on electrical traction power design in Rail & Transit industry. 
  • Licensed professional engineer or ability to obtain PE license in 6 months. 
  • Experience in traction power simulation, preliminary, and detail design.
  • Experienced in develop engineering cost estimate for traction power projects.
  • Familiar with industrial standards and codes.
  • Ability to guide and mentor early career professional.
  • Ability to travel as business requires.

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: $150,000 - $170,000 
(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: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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