Field/Office Engineer - MEC Transportation


Seattle, WA, US Vancouver, WA, US Washington, DC, US Irving, TX, US Los Angeles, CA, US Tacoma, WA, US

Requisition ID: 169715 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: MEC Transportation District 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Mass Electric Transportation is hiring early career field/office engineers to support projects with an emphasis on transit and light rail. We are seeking construction and engineering majors, preferably with hands-on construction and infrastructure/heavy civil experience who can go where the work is and relocate to major metropolitan areas across the United States initially and throughout your career.

With projects stretched across all of North America. Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an 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 we attract the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won't find anywhere else. 

District Overview

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, and an industry leader in transit and rail systems’ construction and maintenance throughout the United States and Canada. MEC specializes in the installation of Overhead Contact Systems (OCS), Traction Power Substations (TPSS), Signaling and Train Control, Communications, and Control Centers. 

At MEC we maintain our commitment to hire the best people, provide the training needed to keep up with the demands of today’s work environment, and the opportunities to grow and advance within our organization. As the most experienced installer of rail and transit systems in North America, MEC takes pride in being recognized as the Systems Contractor of Choice delivering innovative solutions through aligning our technical expertise with our client’s objectives. We self-perform most disciplines providing, time, cost and scheduling efficiencies, as well as in-house expertise, resulting in seamless performance for our clients. 


One of the many things that make our 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. We have projects areas across North America and are looking for people who can relocate initially and throughout your career.

Current work is located in Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington DC, Phoenix, Dallas and other major metropolitan areas. Job assignment location will be determined closer to your start date.


•    Field Operations: Interpret drawings and specifications for field crews and craft, prepare work plans and work packages, order and schedule material deliveries, coordinate equipment and material logistics for field crews, assist in field inspections, promote safety and quality of field operations 
•    Office Engineering: Perform takeoffs from drawings, assist in pricing change orders, provide field support and supervise subcontractor operations, track performance of field and office activities, provide contractually required submittals and other documents 
•    Support construction activities by planning, organizing and implementing the following functions: project controls system, engineering interface, subcontractor equipment and material management, purchasing and scheduling. 
•    Assist project management in expediting material deliveries, estimating and processing change orders, preparing monthly billings and progress estimates. 
•    Participate in, contribute to, and as necessary lead project meetings focusing on status updates and other materials 
•    May serve as a discipline engineer or as a lead on a small project.
•    May share superintendent responsibilities for small operations and/or crews 


•    Ability to travel and relocate initially and throughout your career 
•    Bachelor’s degree in construction management, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or a related degree. 
•    0-3 years of construction experience including Infrastructure/Heavy Civil projects preferred 
•    Strong work ethic — willing to do what it takes to get the job done. This position will require more than 40 hours/week and potentially non-standard work hours (nights/weekends).  
•    Leadership experience 
•    Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment 
•    Highly motivated and strong sense of personal accountability, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative 
•    Demonstrated commitment to ethics, stewardship 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 
•    Passion for learning and innate drive for self-improvement 
•    Must have a valid Driver’s License 
•    Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future 


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: $66,585 - $102,067 
(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.

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: Seattle

Job Segment: Construction, Project Engineer, Civil Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Engineer, Engineering