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Eastern - Field Engineer 2

Requisition ID: 146459

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: Eastern District

Department: Project Engineering

Market: Transportation

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

As a Field Engineer II, you will be the primary and lead engineer on the Project, and report directly to the Project Manager. All field level and office level Engineers report directly to the Engineer II. As an Engineer II, you will be expected to be a job-site leader in health and safety, ensuring quality of reporting and workmanship, and that all engineering work is completed in a professional and ethical manner. You main functions will include contract administration, project planning and scheduling, and project reporting, and you will play an advisory role to Project Management for contractual, legal, and other project issues.

District Overview

Kiewits Eastern District specializes in challenging heavy civil construction projects throughout the Northeast, including the metropolitan areas of New York, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC. We are leaders in bridge, transit, foundation, tunnel, and water/wastewater construction while specializing in cast-in-place concrete, structural steel erection, earthwork, pile driving, and caissons. Kiewits Eastern District also has a large amount of work in the energy/power sector in various northeast locations. With our experienced and dedicated employees, extensive resources and in-depth market knowledge, the Eastern District can handle projects of any size.


One of the many things that makes Kiewits culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.


Field Engineering:

Assist in interpretation of drawings and specifications for field crews and craft supervision

Perform quantity calculations by taking measurements and determining percentage of completed/installed materials and work

Assist in the preparation of work plans and work packages

Assist in field surveying and work layout support including elevation, control points, and compilation of as-built data

Assist in compiling, processing, and confirming daily labor timesheets

Assist in the preparation of Job Hazard Analysis (JHAs)

Participate in jobsite safety reviews, toolbox meetings, mass safety meetings, and safety training

Order and schedule material deliveries

Plan, schedule, and coordinate work groups on the jobsite

Supervise field operations

Office Engineering:

Perform material takeoffs from drawings, specifications and other contract documents

Perform basic engineering calculations and technical drafting to support field operations

Assist Engineers to gather and prepare data for submittal or transmittal to the customer, vendors, subcontractors, governmental agencies, and internal use

Assist in preparation of purchase orders and subcontracts, performing minor solicitations and purchasing as requested

Assist in schedule maintenance and performing updates as directed by others

Assist in the maintenance of basic project recordkeeping and correspondence functions including daily reports, photographs, requests for information (RFIs), and memorandums

Assist with entering data into the job cost system and participate in reviewing cost reports with jobsite management

Assist in generating change orders and as-built data to be reviewed by the Project Manager

Provide field support and supervise subcontractor operations


Assist in reviewing and analyzing historical data relative to the project, incorporating various productions and costs appropriate in preparation of a bid

Complete a plan and specification review for an assigned project, assessing the risk areas and bringing them to the attention of the Senior Estimator

Complete material and quantity takeoffs according to bid documents


Ability to travel and relocate as needed

2+ years' construction field experience

Work experience in engineering and leading engineers

Undergraduate degree in civil engineering, construction management, or related

Ability to read, analyze and identify discrepancies on engineering plans, specifications, and contract documents

Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment

Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative

Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time

Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity

Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt

Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives

Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package thats 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.

Company: Kiewit

Salary Range
$66,000.00 - $75,000.00
per Year
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Auburn Hills, MI, 48326, US