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Project Engineer - MEC Transportation


Phoenix, AZ, US Seattle, WA, US Los Angeles, CA, US Washington, DC, US

Requisition ID: 123160 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Project Engineer, you will be responsible for the project controls and technical aspects of constructing a project, managing a team of field and office/cost engineers. Do you have strong interpersonal and information management skills?  In this role, you will be the main line of communication between the project manager and the technical disciplines, as well as the technical point of contact with the client. Do you have strong mentorship skills?  You will have the opportunity to develop the people below you. If this sounds like a match for you, read on!


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District Overview

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is a subsidiary of the Kiewit Corporation. Since our founding in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, Mass. Electric Construction’s philosophy has been to pursue electrical projects that require a higher level of technical and logistical skill. MEC has a 65-year tradition of outstanding performance on some of the nation’s most high-profile transportation projects. To date we have completed over $5 billion of transportation projects throughout North America. With our skilled and dedicated personnel, combined with cutting edge equipment, installation methods, and project controls, MEC is setting new standards across every aspect of the market.


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.



Field Engineering:

  • Review drawings and specifications and train the project team on them
  • Ensure budget quantities and reported progress are correct 
  • Identify all required work plans and work packages and hold field supervision accountable to prepare the plans
  • Manage project’s document control system, including drawing revisions, RFIs, submittals, and as-builts. 
  • Measure project productivity and lead efforts to building work at the lowest possible cost.
  • Ensure daily, weekly, and monthly cost is accurate
  • Be a champion of Kiewit’s “Nobody Gets Hurt” safety program through participation in jobsite safety reviews, mass safety meetings, and safety trainings
  • Oversee project’s material procurement process, ensuring that major materials and equipment are delivered on time and adhere to project specifications
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate work groups on the jobsite
  • Assist in supervison of field operations 

Office Engineering:

  • Train engineers in material takeoffs, basic engineering calculations, and technical drafting to support field operations
  • Review submittals and RFIs for technical accuracy and completeness
  • Negotiate, review, write, and execute agreements and contracts with vendors and subcontractors in a timely manner and to effectively manage project risks
  • Train others in minor solicitations and the preparation and tracking of purchase orders and subcontracts
  • Manage project team to deliver precise schedule and narrative updates 
  • Enforce processes for basic project recordkeeping and correspondence functions including daily reports, photographs, submittals, requests for information (RFIs), and letters
  • Lead project cost report reviews with jobsite management
  • Maintain and audit data in the project cost system
  • Collect documentation, advise project management on the contract, and perform the analysis and data processing needed for change orders and disputes
  • Champion project adherence to corporate standards 
  • Lead and execute contract administration plan, including communicating, pricing, and negotiating change conditions
  • Understand and utilize information to drive project team to make informed, data-driven decisions
  • Execute project training plan for all personnel


  • Bachelor's degree in a construction-related field of engineering or equivalent experience and education
  • At least 5 years of experience in the construction field, light rail preferred
  • Must have working knowledge of and be able to direct the operations of at least these management systems: CPM scheduling (Primavera P6), unit man-hour performance, budget management, document control, change management, and subcontracts
  • Experience with leadership and management of people, communication (verbal and written), planning and organization
  • Ability to travel and relocate as required
  • Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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.

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is one of the nation's premier electrical contractors serving the industrial and transportation markets. We’ve earned an industry-wide reputation for sticking to our high standards in everything we do. 

We believe in the benefits of investing in our people. Around here, learning and improving go hand-in-hand with going to work each day. You’ll constantly increase your knowledge, sharpen your skills and gain new experiences. 

If you're ready 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: Phoenix

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