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Civil Designer - Kiewit Power Engineering

Company: Kiewit
Location: Columbus
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 143099

Job Level: Mid Level

Department: Design Engineering

Market: Power

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

As a mid-level Civil Designer in the Power Delivery department, you will be 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 Power Delivery is a full-service engineering and construction solutions provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the transmission and distribution market from high voltage overhead and underground transmission to distribution and automation design and construction capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the electric utility, renewable energy, industrial, and oil, gas markets. As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.

Our rapidly growing power delivery business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities that we live. We have invested in industry leading design technology and platforms while also expanding our construction equipment fleet with the most advanced, and safest equipment on the market. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft with the best tooling and safety programs available.

We are an innovative team that prides itself on continuous improvement and always delivering on our commitments to our clients and ourselves. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit's vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, mining, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions 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. 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 Lenexa, KS or Columbus, OH.


  • Assist in the preparation of design drawing packages including grading and drainage, erosion and sediment control, and access roads for electrical substations on power generation projects using Civil 3D
  • Assist with 3D modeling, ensuring correct reference files are attached and model reference directory is up to date; develop 3D models utilizing drawings, sketches, and design skills.
  • Coordinate with project team by utilizing the Project Database; report project progression updates and or issues to Lead Designer as required.
  • Assist in the review of designs for consistency, safety, operability and maintenance requirements before submitting to checking.
  • Help create guidelines, checklists or other applicable knowledge base documents as assigned.
  • Collaborate with team members in design and drafting techniques to challenge abilities; provide constructive feedback to aid in employee development.
  • Collaborate with various discipline and subsidiary groups to provide expertise and support business needs.
  • Assist in completion of as-builts by utilizing RFIs, ECNs and red-marked drawings from construction to develop "Conformed to Construction Records" as required.
  • Participate in project and layout meetings; coordinate and assist in activities of project team members.

    • Proficient in utilizing a Computer-Aided Drafting program such as Autocad Civil 3D. With possible support background using Autocad, MicroStation, GeoPak, InRoads, Navis Works
    • Basic knowledge of the latest computer operating systems, spreadsheets, and databases
    • Ability to effectively communicate through emails and utilize electronic meeting requests
    • Associate's degree in drafting technology and 5+ years of civil design experience or a related field; or completion of a vocational training program in drafting and 5+ years' of civil design experience or a related field; or high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of 5+ years' of civil design experience; NICET certified Level 3 preferred in civil technologies

      Working Conditions

      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.

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