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Project Engineer - Cherne


Houston, TX, US Los Angeles, CA, US San Diego, CA, US Lenexa, KS, US Bloomington, MN, US Portland, OR, US

Requisition ID: 146380 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are a collaborative and engaging team of engineering managers that supports projects for the Kiewit  Energy division. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s 1OGC estimating and construction teams to develop comprehensive construction-focused engineering plans with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs to achieve client expectations and sustain Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

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.


This position can be based in Houston, TX; Bloomington, MN; Lenexa, KS, or one of our West Coast locations.


  • Manage and direct multi-discipline engineering teams by collaborating, setting direction and expectations, coordinating with procurement and construction districts 
  • Maintain overall ownership of engineering execution to meet project milestones and objectives 
  • Support project change management processes to ensure the project scope of work, schedule and budgets are clearly defined and understood  
  • Establish project procedures consistent with contractual documents and quality plans for all engineering work; determine and oversee engineering project controls, schedules and budgets 
  • Serve as engineering representative with customers, constructors, subcontractors, and vendors at kick-off meetings, job walks, project reviews, and other project stakeholder engagements 
  • Coordinate training and compliance measures to ensure engineering procedures are followed 
  • Maintain ongoing communication with project stakeholders, making adjustments as necessary to comply with project needs within contractual obligations, or adjust engineering deliverables to meet customer needs 
  • Ensure all work products are consistent with industry codes and standards and in accordance with good engineering practice 
  • Provide training and mentoring to mid-level and senior engineers and/or project engineers to promote employee development 
  • Utilize Kiewit’s unique project controls environment along with industry execution knowledge and fundamental practices to manage engineering progress and performance 


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering in any discipline from a four-year college or university 
  • Advanced degrees or certifications a plus 
  • At least 3+ years’ related experience and/or training, specifically in the oil, gas, and chemical industry 
  • Competent in the use of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, Sharepoint and Outlook 
  • Working knowledge and understanding of project controls terminology and project scheduling processes 
  • Professional Engineer License (desirable) 
  • 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 organizational skills, time management, and knowing when to dive into details without losing site of the project objectives. 


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.

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, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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