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Senior Overhead Transmission Engineer - Kiewit Power Delivery
$100k-127k (estimate)
Full Time 2 Days Ago

kiewit.valhalla.stage is Hiring a Senior Overhead Transmission Engineer - Kiewit Power Delivery Near Houston, TX

Requisition ID: 170771 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Power Engineers has an immediate opening for a motivated Senior Overhead Transmission Engineer to join our growing Power Delivery team! As part of this team of highly specialized design professionals, you will support a variety of transmission and distribution projects ranging from 12kV to 500kV in both engineering detailed design and Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) projects for clients throughout the country.

You will be part of a team that supports all aspects of the project execution process by performing innovative design engineering through brainstorming conceptual designs, performing and/or reviewing final design and deliverables, scheduling tasks to meet client needs, as well as mitigating risk to ensure smooth and safe construction operations.

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 one of our office locations in The Woodlands, Dallas-Ft. Worth, or Houston, TX.


• Lead a collaborative team to understand client needs, prepare deliverables, and provide project updates.
• Establish design criteria based on industry, company, and/or client standards.
• Create and review computer models of overhead electric transmission lines and structures in PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE and PLS TOWER.
• Assemble and review drawings, specifications, and design criteria for the procurement of tubular steel structures, lattice towers, and transmission line hardware. Review the vendor supplied calculations and drawings for compliance. 
• Develop and review comprehensive construction packages for internal construction crews and client contractors that include plan & profiles, staking sheets, stringing tables, bill of materials, structure details, phasing drawings, foundation drawings, and installation specifications. 
• Provide design oversight and quality reviews for complex drawing packages ensuring client and code requirements are met for the project
• Drive a culture of design excellence and continuous improvement.
• Advise team on interpretation and/or proper application of codes and standards. 
• Responsible for project contract compliance, quantities, and technical deliverable accuracy.
• Present to management, analyze PLS-CADD reports, formulate design aids, and draft reports using Microsoft 365 (Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, Power BI, and Yammer).
• Communicate resource needs and ensure project schedules and budgets are maintained.
• Visit construction sites, meet in client offices, and travel out of town to tour supplier facilities as required by projects and assignments.


• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field 
• At least 10 years’ experience designing and engineering transmission lines between 69kV and 500kV preferred
• Professional Engineering (PE) License strongly preferred
• Proficient in PLS-CADD, PLS-Pole and PLS TOWER
• Knowledge of MFAD, LPILE, and geotechnical recommendation application for foundation design preferred
• Knowledge of client and industry standards including NESC, ASCE, IEEE, and RUS 
• Experience leading teams and projects 
• Experience managing direct reports including approving timesheets, performance appraisals, and resource planning preferred


Working Conditions

• Fast-paced office environment; must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management while simultaneously manage a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively; regularly sit, stand, walk and talk and listen; occasionally lift and move objects up to 30 pounds.
• Travel in the U.S. and internationally (5-15%).

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.


Job Summary


Full Time


$100k-127k (estimate)





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