Electrical Designer – Oil & Gas

at Kiewit
Location Houston, Texas
Date Posted November 23, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent


Requisition ID: 164300

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit OGC Engineering

Department: Design Engineering

Market: OGC

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

We are an innovative team of engineers and designers that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit's module fabrication and 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.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering firm serving oil, gas and chemical markets. Our combined staff of engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the LNG, midstream, renewable & alternative fuels, and petrochemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-focused engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.

Our rapidly growing oil, gas and chemical team, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPCC delivery model for dynamic process facilities.


This position is based out of our Energy Corridor Office in Houston, TX. Opportunities for flexible work are available.


  • Comprehends and identifies issues and analyzes the situation to propose solutions.
  • Seeks assistance for complex issues.
  • Acts as a field resource to assist construction in field resolution on issues.
  • Little to no supervision required to apply standard correctly to design.
  • Initiates development of personal objectives aligned with those of the organization.
  • Seeks feedback and uses it effectively.
  • Questions accepted ways of doing things and actively seeks out opportunities to try new ideas.
  • Utilize codes and standards to complete assignments with little supervision.
  • Identifies changes in the scope of work during a small project and produces design changes as needed to stay within budget and schedule.
  • Takes initiative to meet or exceed the quality and expected outcome requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Performs assigned work efficiently and effectively to maximize person productivity.
  • Complies with company standards to produce quality deliverables.
  • Design and draft intermediate electrical drawings.
  • Properly sizes cables and raceways.
  • Perform layout of electrical equipment in electrical buildings.
  • Travels to project site for walkdowns, reviews, and meetings as neede


  • Associate degree in Electrical Technology or High School diploma + 2 years' experience as a minimum.
  • 2-10 years minimum relevant experience.
  • Receives little to no instruction on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments from more experienced designers. Receives guidance on high risk or advanced conditions.
  • Can provides guidance to less experienced designers.
  • Adjusts to varying demands of work and performs well.
  • Develops and presents work in well-constructed written and verbal presentations. Clearly conveys messages and ideas, gains understanding.
  • Works collaboratively across departments and involves others in solving problems. Initiates meetings within own team, other disciplines or internal customers for clarity on work.
  • Supports project teams and departments in a positive and productive manner. Works well with others to accomplish common goals and objectives.
  • Serves as point of contact for external or internal customers.
  • Follows through on commitments made to internal and external customers.
  • Able to manage multiple responsibilities with set expectations and meet deadlines.
  • Able to specify actions to take when standards or contract requirements are not met.
  • Intermediate AutoCAD skills.
  • Proficient in 3D modeling with Smart Plant 3D.

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.
  • FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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.

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