Renewable Energy Electrical Engineers

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc Published: October 14, 2020
Lenexa, KS
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~ 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. 

Position Overview

Kiewit’s Lenexa office is currently seeking Renewable Energy Electrical Engineers with experience in Renewable, Battery Energy Storage and Distributed Energy technologies for the Engineering Services (ES) business line. ES engineers in this position are typically responsible for supporting renewable and alternative energy proposals, running design and performance software for solar, microgid and energy storage designs and performing renewable energy related project electrical engineering roles for power markets served by Kiewit. 

The Engineering role focuses on using design and performance modeling tools such as PVSyst to support proposals, owners engineer roles and EPC project engineering for our Kiewit clients. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in one or more of the aforementioned design software tools and real-world project design engineering/construction experience with a combination of solar, alternative energy & microgrid related technologies, and energy storage systems. The primary initial focus is on DC power, microgrid and Battery Energy Storage Systems of commercial industrial scale to utility scale (i.e.50kW to 200-MW).

Location: This position is based out of Lenexa, KS at 8900 Renner Blvd., Lenexa, KS 66219.
  • Establish and maintain on-going internal and external client relationships within the renewable/alternative energy industry.
  • Follow proposal and project execution plans including deliverables lists, schedule, budget, and manpower projections required to successfully execute the proposal or project.
  • Utilize design and performance modeling tools such as PVSyst to support proposals, owners engineer roles and Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) project engineering roles.
  • Develop electrical designs for solar, energy storage systems (battery, flywheel, electrolysis, and hydrogen storage, ultra-capacitors, etc.), and microgrid related technologies such as natural gas recip engines, small wind turbines, fuel cells, microturbines, etc. The major focus will be on solar PV design.
  • Support presentation of proposals to customers including customer follow-up. Proposal Development-Assist with the development of proposal documents and engineering estimate.
  • Assist with post proposal submittal bid strategy, answer questions and participate in closing projects.
  • Maintain a strong network of industry related individuals for the purpose of expanding Kiewit’s services and opportunities.
  • Ensure Quality Control of services and deliverables is followed, in accordance with the Kiewit Company Quality Plan.
  • Follow proper Scope Management so that the scope of services required by Contract is provided and that out-of-scope work is properly compensated.
  • Communicate proposal and project status to Proposal, Procurement, and Engineering Services Leadership as required.
  • A minimum of 3 years proven electrical engineering design experience in PV solar utility scale design
  • PE license preferred, or strong willingness to pursue
  • Bachelor of Science degree in related field (i.e., electrical engineering)
  • Experience with utilizing PVSyst
  • Strong project team orientation and networking skills
  • Willingness to travel (10% of time) with some overnight stays required
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Motivated by competition, yet a team player
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to work in other Power, Water, or Power Delivery business lines, if required

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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