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Midwest Field Engineer - Power Delivery


Lenexa, KS, US Denver, CO, US Lone Tree, CO, US Council Blfs, IA, US DesMoines, IA, US Kansas City, KS, US Minneapolis, MN, US Saint Louis, MO, US Lincoln, NE, US Omaha, NE, US Las Vegas, NV, US

Requisition ID: 167424 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Delivery 

Department: Field Operations 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Field/Office Engineer in the Midwest Region is involved with planning in preparation for Power delivery projects in the Midwest, and then assisting in the management of these projects at the construction sites.  Frequent travel is required between the central office in Lenexa, KS to the various jobs.  This position requires working in the field to assess the progress of work at the job site, assist the crews by assuring proper drawings/documentation are in hand, procure materials and verify delivery, assist in obtaining equipment and tooling, and communicate regularly with the job site teams and the central office.  

District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery (KPD) provides direct-hire construction services for Power Delivery Services utilizing organized and open shop labor force.  Kiewit Power Delivery throughout North America currently consists of Transmission & Distribution, Wind and Solar Projects.  All of Kiewit Power is committed to Kiewit’s “Nobody Gets Hurt” Philosophy.


The position is located in various locations.  Applicants must be willing to travel regularly to these projects and stay locally at times as the need arises.  Project locations may be located in both rural and urban areas. 


Field Engineering:
•    Assist in interpretation of drawings and specifications for field crews and craft supervision
•    Assist in managing the Document Control procedure in the field 
•    Perform quantity calculations by taking measurements and determining the percentage of completed/installed materials and work
•    Assist in the preparation of work plans and work packages
•    Assist in field surveying and work layout support including elevation, control points, and compilation of as-built data
•    Assure that quality inspections are being done and sign-off documentation is collected/assist in managing the quality plan
•    Assist in compiling, processing, and confirming daily labor timesheets and calculating daily costs
•    Assist in the preparation of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA’s)
•    Participate in job site safety reviews, toolbox meetings, mass safety meetings, and safety training
•    Order and schedule material deliveries
•    Plan, schedule, and coordinate workgroups on the job site
•    Supervise field operations
•    Assist in managing subcontractors 

Office Engineering:
•    Perform material takeoffs from drawings, specifications, and other contract documents
•    Perform basic engineering calculations and technical drafting to support field operation
•    Assist Engineers to gather and preparing data for submittal or transmittal to the customer, vendors, subcontractors, governmental agencies, and internal use
•    Assist in preparation of purchase orders and subcontracts, performing minor solicitations and purchasing as requested
•    Assist in schedule maintenance and performing updates as directed by others
•    Assist with Document Control to assure that only current revisions of documentation are being used
•    Assist in the maintenance of basic project recordkeeping and correspondence functions including daily reports, photographs, requests for information (RFIs), and memorandums
•    Assist with entering data into the job cost system and participate in reviewing cost reports with jobsite management
•    Assist in generating change orders and as-built data to be reviewed by the Project Manager
•    Provide field support and supervise subcontractor operations
•    Prepare documentation for weekly and monthly reports to management

•    Assist in reviewing and analyzing historical data relative to the project, incorporating various productions and costs appropriate in the preparation of a bid
•    Complete a plan and specification review for an assigned project, assessing the risk areas and bringing them to the attention of the supervisor
•    Complete material and quantity takeoffs according to bid documents


•    Undergraduate degree in engineering, construction management or related degree, or equivalent experience in a construction-related position
•    3 plus years of related professional experience in the construction field
•    Ability to travel and relocate as required
•    Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
•    Working knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
•    Strong organizational and time management skills
•    Strong written and verbal communications skills
•    Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
•    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
•    Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment
•    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: $62,851 - $101,943 
(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.

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.

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