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Senior Mineral Processing Engineer- Kiewit Industrial Engineering


Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 138119 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Industrial Engineering (K-IND) is seeking a Senior Mineral Processing Engineer to join our Metals Business Unit in the Minerals Processing discipline. Become part of a global team of innovative and trusted professionals who provide process engineering input to the different sectors within a Consulting Engineering Environment.
The Senior Mineral Processing Engineer will be part of an engineering team providing engineering services and/or field support. The role will require the engineer to develop solutions in all areas of the process plant across various systems, unit operations and process equipment. Specific tasks include the development of process engineering deliverables; solutions to infield problems; and involvement in the execution and commissioning of these solutions.

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 1,300 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. 


This position is based out of the Denver, CO area or remotely with executive approval.  


  • Perform process engineering tasks on Minerals Processing projects, in a variety of commodities.
  • Operate with full competence and independence in the execution of all design calculations, design criteria, in the compilation and execution of equipment lists and calculations
  • Develop new criteria/calculations where required, maintaining high levels of accuracy
  • Provide frequent training, guidance, and supervision to junior colleagues
  • Actively engage with clients to understand project requirements
  • Grow the organization client base
  • Participate in the preparation of proposals and other business development initiatives 
  • Perform, oversee and mentor others in the development of:
    • Process scope definition and technology selection
    • Process design criteria
    • Define the process block flow diagram and unit operations
    • Development of Process Flow Diagrams, along with associated mass and energy balance calculations
    • Trade off studies to resolve options
    • Identify, scope and manage process test work (on site or laboratory based)
    • Conduct capacity analysis for existing plants
    • Select the equipment for projects
    • Carryout engineering design calculations and equipment sizing calculations
    • Prepare specifications of process attributes for equipment, through compilation of process datasheets (or process input to general datasheets)
    • Compilation of Process Description
    • Design of the process control logic adhering to appropriate safety standards, and documentation into Functional Descriptions
    • Display full competence and independence in the compilation of P&IDs and all levels of control philosophies
    • Process specifications portray the appropriate information and design intent
    • Process review of equipment bids
    • Compile operating cost estimates including estimation of consumables, labor, maintenance materials and power
    • Provide input to capital cost estimates
    • Prepare written project reports
  • Liaising with other discipline engineers to ensure design development activities conform to process requirements
  • Contribute to hazard studies
  • Play a lead role in on site commissioning of new equipment and process systems



  • Mineral Processing, Metallurgical, or Chemical Engineering degree.
  • 15+ years of experience in Mineral Processing or related industry
  • 10+ years' experience in increasingly challenging positions
  • 10+ years’ experience performing engineering-related design or oversight of designs
  • 5+ years’ experience in managing an engineering and design team
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer is highly preferred
  • Extensive design, commissioning and/or operational experience of minerals processing equipment and processes (comminution, flotation, DMS, gravity separation, leaching, screening, thickening, filtration, ADR, solvent extraction, electrowinning, pressure oxidation, roasting, heap leaching, crystallization, drying, etc.)
  • Experience in scoping and management of metallurgical testwork programs (bench scale, pilot scale, on-site testing)
  • Experience in modelling of minerals processing equipment and systems
  • Strong client focus
  • Ability to lead processing engineering tasks on a project, within the allocated budget and schedule, including mentoring and guidance of junior colleagues and professional interaction with other project disciplines

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

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: Denver

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