Senior Traction Power Engineer - MECT

Location: Portland OR Posted Date: September 9, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 583362500 Careermine Job Id: 1800923
Requisition ID: 81121

Mass Electric Construction Company:
Mass Electric Construction Co. is a subsidiary of the Kiewit Corporation. Since our founding in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, Mass. Electric Construction's philosophy has been to pursue electrical projects that require a higher level of technical and logistical skill. MEC-Transportation has a 55-year tradition of outstanding performance on some of the nation's most high-profile transportation projects. To date we have completed over $3 billion of transportation projects nationwide. With our skilled and dedicated personnel, combined with cutting edge installation methods and project controls, MEC is setting new standards across every aspect of the market.

MEC-Transportation has projects in cities all across the US, so our people must be willing to go where the work is. Job assignment location will be determined closer to your start date. Our operations include:
• Signal systems
• Overhead contact systems
• Traction power
• Communication systems

  • The Traction Power Senior Engineer / Project Manager will report to the Rail Electrification Group Manager while providing top-level support to the MEC Transportation Regional Leadership Team and Operational Managers.
  • The Senior Engineer / Project Manager will be assigned to multiple projects across North America and take full responsibility to deliver the traction power substations and associated systems in compliance with the contract specifications to schedule and to budget.

Key Responsibilities:
  • During the Project Design and Procurement Phase
    • Understand contract requirements and have ability to concisely summarize, effectively communicate and support the estimating team with developing an equipment procurement strategy and schedule and budget for implementation
    • Coordinate the traction power design with in-house or external engineering teams and provide guidance on how to optimize the design to reduce cost for equipment and construction
    • Analyze technical specifications and drawings with the ability to determine the scope of work and materials and evaluate and propose alternative and compliant technical solutions which provide competitive advantage
    • Identify, quantify, manage risks- performance based and technical requirements, including compliance of equipment suppliers with specifications
  • During the Project Implementation Phase
    • Day-to-day management of all aspects of delivering the traction power substations, including design deliverables (submittals), production and factory testing activities of equipment suppliers and field testing and commissioning.
    • Provide regular reports on the status of the project, including design (submittal) progress, forecast cost vs. budget and schedule updates.
    • Conduct regular detail design reviews with the in-house or external engineering team to manage interfaces between equipment or resolve foreseeable technical issues.
    • Review product submittals from suppliers and ensure seamless integration of all products into a functional and compliant system.
    • Review manufacturing test procedure from suppliers and witness factory acceptance tests as necessary
    • Review field testing procedures and help ensure jobsites successfully deliver systems to clients
    • Develop and prepare factory and field integrated test plans and procedures.

  • This position requires an industry experienced candidate who has the ability to develop effective relationships with front-line Operations, clients, suppliers and internal or external engineers, to successfully execute projects on time and to budget.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills
  • Must have experience in the electrification industry in areas such as, traction power substation or utility medium voltage distribution substations.
  • Must be familiar with project delivery under a bid-build or design-build process
  • Must be skilled in the review of drawings, specifications and cost estimates and have the capability and experience to manage engineering deliverables (submittals) to schedule.
  • PE registration is desirable, but not essential.

About Kiewit
As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We're Different
• Consistently ranked within the top five of the "Top 400 Contractors" according to Engineering News-Record
• Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from Day One of employment
• 401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay
• Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year
• We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit is 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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