KWFS - Field Engineer


Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Requisition ID: 172613 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Water Facilities South 

Department: Field Operations 

Market: Water/Wastewater 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Our mission is to make a difference, and we offer opportunities for you to make one through our construction operations. Whether boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy, or building bridges connecting communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-minded construction professionals to get it done right.  As a Field Engineer, 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 is a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we build the biggest, most exciting projects. 

District Overview

Kiewit's Water Facilities South group is one of Kiewit's leading water/wastewater districts specializing in constructing water treatment facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, and desalination plants. Although we are headquartered in Dallas TX, with regional offices in Miami FL and Atlanta GA, we also pursue various projects stretching across the country. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry as opposed to design. Because our people receive continuous and extensive training, hands-on experience, and challenging responsibilities from the day they join our team, they quickly develop the expertise that has earned our district its reputation as the premier contractor in the southeast United States. 


Fort Lauderdale, FL


  • Field engineering, operation planning, cost control, project scheduling, quantity tracking, material procurement, contract administration, estimating and supervision of field activities 
  • Performing engineering tasks requiring standard techniques and solving problems of a technical nature arising during construction 
  • Maintaining records as required regarding job progress, costs, material usage, etc. 
  • Planning and scheduling of operations, to include procedures, sketches and other necessary documents 
  • 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 materials 


  • Must have a undergraduate degree in civil engineering, mining, mechanical, geotechnical, construction management or related before starting this position 
  • Previous experience in underground construction or mining is preferred 
  • Must have a strong desire to work in the underground construction industry 
  • Be willing to fully participate in job assignments at the job site, district office or department to which assigned 
  • Must be willing to travel and relocate throughout career as we operate on a national scale, not a regional one 
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications 
  • Strong work ethic – willing to do what it takes to get the job done 
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team 
  • Good working knowledge and experience with both Excel and Word 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 

Working Conditions

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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.


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.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

Job Segment: Field Engineer, Construction, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Civil Engineer, Engineering