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Kiewit Central District Field Engineer - Midwest Region in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 170953

Job Level: Entry Level

Home District/Group: Central District

Department: Field Operations

Market: Transportation

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

As a Field Engineer, you bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality and 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.

Whether we’re building highways through mountain ranges, bridges over lakes and rivers, or water treatment plants – our goal is to foster growth by expanding and updating the infrastructure around us. Your experience will be rotational with a balance of office and field work, giving you the opportunity to build work from the ground up while understanding all estimating and construction documentation processes. We depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get the job done right.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Central District is one of our largest infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, structural concrete/bridge, water/wastewater, and transportation projects. We self-perform work such as mass grading, drainage, paving, utility and more - so be ready to get your hands dirty! We are looking for people committed to the construction industry rather than design.

Location

Although headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Central District has projects that span anywhere from the Rockies to the Mississippi. A majority of our work is concentrated in Colorado, Tennessee, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Montana. In addition, we partner with many of our sister districts who have work in the surrounding states such as Texas, Kentucky and Louisiana. Our projects are located in both 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.

Responsibilities

  • May work in a discipline specific area on a large project or serve as a lead engineer on a small project overseeing multiple job functions.

  • Review proposals, specifications and drawings, perform material takeoffs, prepare cost estimates and attend pre-bid investigation meetings.

  • Supervise subcontractors and communicate with vendors.

  • Prepare work plans, assure quality control, manage and track costs and materials, schedule equipment, administer safety programs and maintain exceptional owner relations.

  • Maintaining records as required regarding job progress, costs, material usage, etc.

  • Planning and scheduling of job and/or job segments

  • Investigating problems and/or reported incidents; identifying and recommending solutions/alternatives as appropriate

  • Reviewing plans and specifications to determine material requirements (quantities and qualities), pricing of materials, etc.

  • Working with suppliers as required facilitating the handling and expediting delivery of material

Qualifications

  • Ability to travel and relocate as business requires

  • Bachelor's Degree in a construction-related field of engineering

  • Experience with leadership in some capacity

  • Infrastructure/Heavy Civil project experience is preferred

  • 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

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

  • Reliable transportation to and from work

  • Previous internship experience is preferred

  • Ability to begin or continue working with our company without requiring sponsorship for employment now or in the future #LI-MD2

Other common names for this role: Office Engineer, Project Engineer, Field Engineer, Engineer 1, Engineer I

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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

Base Compensation: $81,000 - $86,000

(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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.

Company: Kiewit

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