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Kiewit Electrical Design Intern - Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering (Summer 2024) in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 170719

Job Level: Internship

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering

Department: Drafting & Design

Market: Industrial

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary

Position Overview

Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering is seeking an Electrical Design Intern for the Lenexa, KS office. We are looking for ideal candidates to grow the Kiewit team by helping establish, maintain, and improve company standards and tools while also utilizing these standards and tools to contribute to project success. Candidates shall be familiar with current drawing and technical tools, programs, and software with an understanding of design documentation creation and layouts. Candidates shall be capable of exhibiting flexibility in work assignments while maintaining a growth mindset and continuing to develop in their technical and professional career.

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 Industrial and Water Engineering Group , which includes mechanical, process, 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, Consumer Products, Heavy Manufacturing, Industrial Buildings, Industrial Water and Utilities. We have specialized expertise in plant floor process design, packaging, refrigerated/frozen facility design, and ammonia refrigeration systems.


This position is based in our Lenexa, KS office.


  • Reports project progression updates and/or issues to Lead Electrical Designers required.

  • Utilize applicable engineering national and local codes.

  • Develops 3D models utilizing drawings, sketches, and design skills. Checks and navigates in the 3D models for interferences and constructability.

  • Creates plan drawings and details for electrical deliverables.

  • Develops sketches to accompany other concept documentation.

  • Develop schematics and one-line drawings from engineering sketches or markups.

  • Maintain master drawing set with current revisions for the electrical and controls design drawings.

  • File master sets/originals, superseded drawings and originals as required in a timely manner.

  • Complete as-built by utilizing Request for Information (RFI) forms, Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) and red-marked drawings from construction to develop “Conformed to Construction Records” as required.

  • Participates in project meetings as required.

  • Checks design for consistency, safety, operability and maintenance requirements before submitting to checking.

  • Resolves checked drawings; prove and understand comments made.

  • Routes electrical cables to generate a cable schedule.

  • Model electrical components using vendor submittals and electrical designs.

  • Completes miscellaneous tasks to support project development.


  • Pursuing Associates, Vocational or Bachelor's degree in Design & Drafting Technology, Engineering Technology or Design or a related degree.

  • Basic experience utilizing 3D programs such as MicroStation, AutoCAD, Revit, AutoCAD MEP, or Navisworks and have knowledge of the latest computer operating systems.

  • Must be able to conceptualize in a 3D environment.

  • Must be able to communicate through emails and utilize electronic meeting requests.

  • Must have a working knowledge of spreadsheets, databases and PDF software.

  • Must be able to represent Kiewit manner to owners, contractors, vendors and any other contacts outside the Kiewit organization. #LI-IPLA

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.

Company: Kiewit