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Senior Field Engineer - Civil


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 109659 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Senior Civil Field Engineer you will play an integral role on the construction project and be a driving force to ensure your project is complete on time, on budget and to the highest quality standards. Working in the civil works discipline you will oversee the civil works construction, including but not limited to earth movement, grading, berms, retaining walls, roads, drainage systems etc. You will be the liaison between the field and corporate office and utilize your years of experience to provide mentorship to the more junior engineers. 


Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. 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 Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,300 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.


Our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, transit, and materials disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure projects.


We are an innovative team of design engineers that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.


Greater Vancouver Area, BC


•    Manage and direct project teams by providing communication, coordination and follow-up to meet project goals and objectives; ensure project scope or work, schedule and budget are clearly defined and understood 
•    Serve as project representative with client, constructor, subcontractors, and vendors.
•    Coordinate training and compliance measures to ensure the civil field engineers can meet all of the field engineering requirements
•    Ensure all work products are consistent with all applicable legal codes and regulations, project specifications and standards and industry standards
•    Provide ongoing training and mentoring to entry and mid-level engineers to promote employee development 
•    Help drive the company environmental health and safety programs at the project level, driving a safety-oriented approach to work
•    Learn details of project scope from drawings and specs and standards
•    Be a safety leader driving a mindset and behaviors so that “No one gets hurt”
•    Support the preparation and use of Job Hazard Analyses (JHA’s)
•    Develop risk management assessments identifying risks and mitigation actions to reduce/eliminate project risks
•    Identify witness/hold point requirements and timing
•    Understand construction schedule and proactively anticipate potential roadblocks or changed conditions and work to resolve them before impacting the construction team
•    Support field procurement of materials
•    Support QA/QC team with engineering knowledge
•    Support the implementation of the Quality Management Plan, identify any deficient work and support the development and implementation of corrective actions
•    Support the development of submittals required by the project for the Owner and for Regulatory Agencies.
•    Prepare As-built Data for the project and review and confirm accuracy of As-Built data submitted by subcontractors
•    Support project completion, monitor completion of punch list activities, support commissioning 
Document Review
•    Receive and resolve construction requests for information (RFIs)
•    Receive, evaluate and resolve all field change requests
•    Review and respond to Contractor proposed dispositions for non-conforming work
•    Review and respond to material substitution requests
•    Review vendor documents and shop drawings for conformance with detailed design drawings and specifications
•    Support the review/assessment of subcontractor submittals required by the drawings and specifications
•    Use of the project Document Management System for managing review and response to contractor submissions and publishing Field Review Reports
Field Review
•    Complete Field Reviews and prepare Field Review Reports documenting completion of witness/hold points, including photos and narratives as appropriate
Design Support
•    Contribute to the development / implementation of Field Design Changes and other design changes that come up during construction
•    Ensure all required design changes are checked and reviewed in accordance with the Quality Management Plan before issuing


•    Bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering
•    Registered or eligible to be registered as a P.Eng. with EGBC
•    10+ years’ related experience in construction or design engineering for civil works within the oil, gas, and chemical industry
•    Direct experience on pipeline terminal projects is an asset
•    Experience leading a team of professionals and a proven track record of successful delivery of engineering services
•    Competent in the use of computer software applications used for project control and administration, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook
•    Ability to quickly resolve questions from the construction team on all civil matters
•    Ability to interpret the plans/specifications/design calculations and provide design clarifications
•    Ability to address all field change requests identified by the construction team
•    Ability to interface with design engineers and contribute to the implementation of design changes
•    Ability to take professional responsibility for design changes and clarifications during construction
•    Working knowledge and ability to support the operation of at least the following management systems: scheduling, materials control, estimating, job cost updates and subcontract management 
•    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 organization, time management, and attention to detail
•    Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment and pick up objects up to 30 pounds.
•    Ability to travel and relocate as business requires
•    Legally entitled to work in Canada 

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

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