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Field Engineer - Piping - Cherne


Lenexa, KS, US Eden Prairie, MN, US Saint Louis, MO, US

Requisition ID: 117699 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Mechanical Piping Field Engineer with Cherne, you will be working with a vibrant and diverse team to estimate, schedule and construct complex Mechanical work on some of the largest most exciting construction projects in North America. You will support construction activities as assigned by the supervisor, reviewing project proposals, engineering specifications and drawings, perform material takeoffs, prepare construction cost estimates and attend various construction meetings.  In this position, you will also learn how to supervise subcontractors and communicate with vendors.  Learning how to prepare work plans, assuring quality control, managing and tracking costs and materials, scheduling craft and equipment, administering safety programs and maintaining exceptional owner relations all fall within the job duties as well. 

We are looking for the next generation of workers who strive for excellence and have the drive and desire that it takes to work in the fast paced, heavy construction environment.  You will work at different Jobsites that are located throughout the country, requiring relocation.  Your base of operations will vary, as you learn this new and exciting roll.

We are looking for the next generation of workers who strive for excellence and have the drive and desire that it takes to work in the fast paced, heavy construction environment.  You will work at different Jobsites that are located throughout the country, requiring relocation.

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 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 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


  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Piping/Mechanical Technologies, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Willingness to learn or have already an ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.
  • Working knowledge of computers and experience with CAD and Microsoft Office software
  • Strong written and verbal communication 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.

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: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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