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Heavy Industrial Construction Field Engineer


Eden Prairie, MN, US SantaFe Springs, CA, US Carson, CA, US Lenexa, KS, US Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 99164 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Field Engineer, you will play a vital role in safe and successful construction of major construction projects in the oil/gas/chemical and industrial markets. You will effectively partner with union craft Foremen to provide work instructions and to ensure a safe work place. You'll track progress and participate in daily problem-solving exercises with craft personnel.

District Overview

Cherne Contracting is one of Kiewit’s oldest districts. Founded in 1916. Cherne is a valuable part of Kiewit and is well known for safety and quality of execution in amazing projects within the oil, gas and chemical sectors. Alone and with other Kiewit districts through internal joint ventures, Cherne not only provides challenges but the stability and career development opportunities expected in a world-class multi-billion-dollar organization. 


One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s 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.


  • Assist in interpretation of drawings and specifications in the field and collaborate with union craft personnel in facilitating safe and high quality mechanical construction.
  • Mechanical/Piping and Electrical are typical disciplines
  • 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 the preparation of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA’s).
  • Participate in jobsite safety reviews, toolbox meetings, mass safety meetings, and safety training.
  • Assist in compiling, processing, and confirming daily labor timesheets.
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate work groups on the jobsite.
  • Consult with craft labor to overcome construction impediments and track completed work.
  • Degree or Apprenticeship in Construction, Engineering, Electrician or equivalent combination of education and experience plus 2-10 years’ field construction project experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications and to plan work.
  • Working knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • The ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment.
  • The ability to relocate to construction projects sites as required.
Working Conditions
  • Fast-paced construction project site environment; must be able to interact effectively project management, staff and craft while simultaneously managing a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively; regularly sit, stand, walk and talk and listen; occasionally lift and move up objects up to 30 pounds.

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.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Cherne. With mechanical and heavy industrial projects across North America, you’ll be challenged and have more opportunities to grow from Day One.

At Cherne, you'll develop multidiscipline capabilities to grow your knowledge of self-performed construction services in areas like equipment, civil/structural, electrical, instrumentation and insulation work, in addition to the core mechanical services— all while helping people across the globe live better.

If you're looking for a career that can take you places, look no further.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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