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Kiewit Senior Structural Engineer - Kiewit Power Engineering in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 170628

Job Level: Senior Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering

Department: Design Engineering

Market: Power

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

As a Structural Design Engineer, you will be a part of a growing team that supports all aspects of the construction process by performing innovative design engineering through brainstorming conceptual designs, performing and/or reviewing structural calculations, developing plans, scheduling tasks to meet client needs, as well as mitigating risk to keep our construction crews safe.

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 3,000 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 140 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 Power district, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPC delivery model for power facilities. We offer a variety of engineering services, including owner's engineering, project development, detailed engineering and design, construction management and plant services. Our engineering teams bring power projects to life across North America in the following areas:

  • Gas-fired generation

  • Power delivery

  • Environmental retrofits

  • Renewables and new technology

  • Water/wastewater

We are a high performing team of engineers and designers that develop projects through the project life-cycle engaging exciting projects throughout North America. Our staff leads the power markets engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost-effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further 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. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America.


This position is based out of our Lenexa, KS office, with flexibility for hybrid work.


• Prepare designs for assigned structure(s) including research, selection of lateral force resisting system, analysis, and drawing preparation on projects ranging from moderate to large in size and complexity.

• Lead and develop teams for projects moderate to large in size and complexity.

• Advise others on proper application of department and industry standards to the preparation of calculations, project drawings, and project specifications.

• Understand and meet or exceed the requirements of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract, customer Requests for Proposals (RFPs), professional service agreements, or other contractual requirements.

• Research new markets and adapt current processes and workflows to successfully execute project deliverables.

• Mentor and direct the work of entry- and mid-level employees. Monitor their progress, review their results, and provide coaching as needed.

• Coordinate with internal and external partners including other engineering disciplines, construction partners, third-party subcontractors, and owners to address structural-related issues or concerns.

• Identify and manage scope changes for projects moderate to large in size and complexity.

• Lead quality checks for engineering deliverables

• Recommend changes for standards or process improvements as needed.

• Prepare, monitor, and update complex project plans, schedules, and budgets (including staffing needs) to project management and department management.

• Support department managers in setting and achieving performance goals for the department.


• Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Structural or Architectural engineering program from an ABET accredited four-year program

• At least six years’ experience in structural engineering and design.

• Experience in the power industry or industrial markets is preferred.

• Functional in utilizing spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and computer operations

• Knowledgeable in engineering software. SAP2000, SAFE, and Mathcad are preferred.

• Advanced knowledge of engineering standards including ASCE 7, ACI 318, AISC 360, and IBC

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Licensed Professional Engineer


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