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Field/Office Engineer - Northwest District

Kiewit Corporation Anchorage, AK

Job Description

Requisition ID: 83389

    Position Overview
    As a Field/Office Engineer we will provide you the training, experience and support to become a future leader in the construction industry, whether it's as a Project Manager, Estimating Guru or Quality Leader.   As you continue your career you will get the opportunity to work on diverse projects in various locations and move from assignment to assignment where you will be exposed to different areas of our construction operation.

    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-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. 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 offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won't find anywhere else.

    District Overview
    Kiewit's Northwest District is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast including Alaska and Hawaii.

    We have projects across the west coast including Alaska and Hawaii, in large cities and small towns, so our people must be willing to go where the work is.  Job assignment location will be determined closer to your start date.  Must be able to travel and relocate as business requires.


  • Field Engineering:
     o Assist in interpretation of drawings and specifications for field crews and craft supervision
     o Perform quantity calculations by taking measurements and determining percentage of completed/installed materials and work
     o Assist in the preparation of work plans and work packages
     o Assist in field surveying and work layout support including elevation, control points, and compilation of as-built data
     o Assist in compiling, processing, and confirming daily labor timesheets
     o Assist in the preparation of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA's)
     o Participate in jobsite safety reviews, toolbox meetings, mass safety meetings, and safety training
     o Order and schedule material deliveries
     o Plan, schedule, and coordinate work groups on the jobsite
     o Supervise field operations

  • Office Engineering:
     o Perform material takeoffs from drawings, specifications and other contract documents
     o Perform basic engineering calculations and technical drafting to support field operations
     o Assist Engineers to gather and prepare data for submittal or transmittal to the customer, vendors, subcontractors, governmental agencies, and internal use
     o Assist in preparation of purchase orders and subcontracts, performing minor solicitations and purchasing as requested
     o Assist in schedule maintenance and performing updates as directed by others
     o Assist in the maintenance of basic project recordkeeping and correspondence functions including daily reports, photographs, requests for information (RFIs), and memorandums
     o Assist with entering data into the job cost system and participate in reviewing cost reports with jobsite management
     o Assist in generating change orders and as-built data to be reviewed by the Project Manager
     o Provide field support and supervise subcontractor operations

  • Estimating:
     o Assist in reviewing and analyzing historical data relative to the project, incorporating various productions and costs appropriate in preparation of a bid
     o Complete a plan and specification review for an assigned project, assessing the risk areas and bringing them to the attention of the Senior Estimator
     o Complete material and quantity takeoffs according to bid documents


  • Bachelors degree or diploma in a construction-related field of engineering
  • At least 3 years' experience in the construction field, ideally in heavy civil/infrastructure
  • Must have working knowledge of at least one of these management systems: scheduling - CPM, unit man-hour performance, material control, estimating and subcontracts
  • 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
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment
  • Ability to travel and relocate as business requires
  • Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future

    Other common names for this role:  Construction Engineer, Engineer 2

    About Kiewit 
    As one of North Americas largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $8.7 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 œTop 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.

  • Job Details

    Date Posted October 11, 2019
    Date Closes December 10, 2019
    Requisition 83389
    Located In Anchorage, AK
    SOC Category 00-0000.00

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