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Systems Integration Engineer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering


San Jose, CA, US

Requisition ID: 166284 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an opening for a dynamic Entry-Level Electrical Engineer in our growing Rail Transit Systems Group. You will be part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail, and materials disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure projects.

The Systems Integration Engineer leads successful systems integration / systems engineering related activities, and coordinate with or manage other engineers at peer and junior level engineers. The position is expected to operate with minimum supervision, to manage a team of engineers or the third-party engineering contractors, and to provide mentorship to the mid-level and the entry-level engineers as needed.

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 lead to safe, cost-effective, and innovative designs that exceed 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 will be based out of our San Jose, CA office. 


  • Serve as a Systems Integration Engineer in the conceptual, preliminary, and final design for complex rail transit projects. 
  • Work with a team in providing systems engineering oversight for rail transit projects involving traction power, signaling and train control equipment, third rail and/or OCS poles, messenger and contact wire runs, installation of traction power substation and signal buildings, public address equipment, voice and data communication, telephones, fiber optic, CCTV, security alarm, fire detection and suppression, computer systems, and systems integration testing and startup activities.
  •  Responsible for providing technical direction and assuring the accuracy of the work produced by the design team and contractors, including plans, specifications, and estimates.
  • Witness factory and field testing of systems equipment.
  • Responsible for interfacing with the other disciplines to ensure proper coordination of the systems aspects of the project.
  • Ensures compliance of design with all applicable codes and regulations.
  • Interface with the Project Manager to determine schedules and monitor design progress.
  • Helps determine budget estimates and staffing requirements for the defined scope and schedule.
  • Develop Systems Integration and Interface Management Plans
  • Develop Integration Testing and Acceptance Plans including testing forms, procedures, and approval steps.
  • Establish and maintain a systematic, documented, comprehensive, and verifiable systems integration processes to be applied through the project s design and construction phases.
  • Develop and coordinate Interface Control Documents.
  • Develop and maintain Systems Interface Matrices / Databases.
  • Understanding of construction means and methods
  • Knowledge of the principles of traction power and signaling systems. In addition, knowledge of communications and central control facilities is desirable.
  • Familiarity with rail transit industry standards, practices, and regulations is required.
  • Experience in design and/or construction management of rail transit systems such as traction power substations, third rail and/or overhead contact systems, signals/train control, and communications is preferred.


  • 0-3 years in preliminary and detail design for rail systems on rail transit projects
  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering or related fields
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • EIT (Engineer in Training) is preferred
  • Ability to travel as business requires
  • Proficient in CAD software, like AutoCAD and MicroStation
  • Proficient in MS office suite

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: $60,826 - $91,240 
(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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