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Field/Office Engineer- Kiewit Foundations Co at Kiewit

Field/Office Engineer- Kiewit Foundations Co

Kiewit Austin, TX Full-Time

Requisition ID: 155742 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Foundations Co 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 



Position Overview

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-minded construction professionals to get it done right. 

As a Field/Office Engineer, you bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we build the biggest, most exciting projects. #FOUNDPOST



District Overview

The Kiewit Foundations Co. self performs complex geotechnical projects across North America. We deliver creative, cost-efficient solutions that are responsive to each project’s specific site conditions. We utilize value engineering and constructability reviews, and our depth of expertise to offer constructible solutions that optimize budget and schedule. We perform these operations with our fleet of specialty equipment and the management resources of one of the top builders in the country.

We are looking for hands-on, engineers excited to be both in the field and office supporting project and estimating work. We are looking for people pursuing one of the following college majors:  Civil, Mining, Mechanical, & Geotechnical Engineering, and Construction Management related degrees. These Entry Level Engineers will be required to perform engineering work in connection with a wide range of underground and foundations projects that range in size, difficulty, and duration.  Entry Level Engineers will be involved in the district estimating unit at various points in a career, which involves quantity takeoffs, time studies, cost estimating, participating in estimate reviews and bid close-out.



Location

Kiewit is a company that goes where the work is, which means a career with us can take you and your family to exciting parts of North America – and maybe even beyond. Kiewit Foundations conducts its operations primarily through Kiewit Infrastructure Company, a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, we construct both deep underground and foundation projects across the U.S. and Canada related to transportation, water/wastewater, power, mining, and telecommunications to name a few. These projects are happening in large cities and small towns, so you have a chance to experience it all!



Responsibilities

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 (JHA’s) 
  • Assist in providing solutions related to underground tunneling and construction operations
  • 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 
  • Participate in the preparation of purchase orders and subcontracts, performing minor solicitations and purchasing as requested 
  • 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 
  • Enter 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 

Estimating: 

  • 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 


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a construction-related field of engineering, examples are civil engineering, mining, mechanical, geotechnical, construction management
  • Previous experience in construction or mining is preferred
  • Must have a strong desire to work in the underground construction industry
  • Be willing to fully participate in job assignments at the job site, district office or department to which assigned
  • Must be willing to travel and relocate throughout career as we operate on a national scale, not a regional one
  • Have the ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
  • Strong work ethic – willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Good working knowledge and experience with both Excel and Word
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Reliable transportation to and from work
  • Must have a valid Driver's license
  • Critical thinking skills necessary with the ability to plan ahead and conceptualize

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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.
•    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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Job ID: 155742-en_US