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Entry Level Field / Office Engineer - South Central District 2021


Dallas, TX, US Laredo, TX, US Forth Worth, TX, US Little Rock, AR, US Kermet, TX, US Beaumont, TX, US Houston, TX, US Grapevine, TX, US Roma, TX, US Lubbock, TX, US El Paso, TX, US Corpus Christi, TX, US Paris, TX, US Odessa, TX, US Lake Charles, LA, US Albuquerque, NM, US Amarillo, TX, US McAllen, TX, US Cameron, LA, US

Requisition ID: 106600 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Field Engineer, you bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality and 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.

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make an impact in the communities we live in. Whether we’re building highways through mountain ranges, bridges over lakes and rivers, or water treatment plants – our goal is to foster growth by expanding and updating the infrastructure around us. Your experience will be rotational with a balance of office and field work, giving you the opportunity to build work from the ground up while understanding all estimating and construction documentation processes. We depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get the job done right.

District Overview

Kiewit's South Central District is one of Kiewit's leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, transportation,and water resource markets. Projects you could be working on could include mass grading, drainage, paving, utility and more. Most of our work is regionally based in the south-central region of the United States throughout the entire state of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. However, we also work on various joint venture projects across the United States. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry as opposed to design.


Kiewit's South Central District has a home office in Fort Worth, Texas but leads work all over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. However, 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. Job assignment location will be determined closer to your start date.

  • May work in a discipline specific area on a large project or serve as a lead engineer on a small project overseeing multiple job functions.
  • Review proposals, specifications and drawings, perform material takeoffs, prepare cost estimates and attend pre-bid investigation meetings.
  • Supervise subcontractors and communicate with vendors.
  • Prepare work plans, assure quality control, manage and track costs and materials, schedule equipment, administer safety programs and maintain exceptional owner relations.
  • Maintaining records as required regarding job progress, costs, material usage, etc.
  • Planning and scheduling of job and/or job segments
  • Investigating problems and/or reported incidents; identifying and recommending solutions/alternatives as appropriate
  • Reviewing plans and specifications to determine material requirements (quantities and qualities), pricing of materials, etc.
  • Working with suppliers as required facilitating the handling and expediting delivery of material
  • Ability to travel and relocate as needed
  • Associate’s or Bachelor's Degree in a construction-related field of engineering
  • Experience with leadership in some capacity
  • Infrastructure/Heavy Civil project experience is preferred
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in a wide-ranging climates and environments
  • 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
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Previous internship experience is preferred


Other common names for this role: Office Engineer, Project Engineer, Field Engineer, Engineer 1, Engineer I


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 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.