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Engineer 2 - Southern California District


SantaFe Springs, CA, US Escondido, CA, US Chino, CA, US Northridge, CA, US Santa Monica, CA, US Sunland-Tujunja, CA, US Monrovia, CA, US Buena Park, CA, US El Segundo, CA, US Glendora, CA, US Long Beach, CA, US Playa Del Rey, CA, US Van Nuys, CA, US Carlsbad, CA, US Menifee, CA, US Ontario, CA, US Los Angeles, CA, US

Requisition ID: 94699 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Field Engineer II you will be the lead engineer on the project and report directly to the Project Manager.  All field level and office level Engineers report directly to the Engineer II. As an Engineer II you will be expected to be a job-site leader in health and safety, ensuring quality of reporting and workmanship. Your main functions will include contract administration, project planning and scheduling, and project reporting. You will play an advisory role to Project Management for contractual, legal, and other project issues.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Southern California District is one of Kiewit’s leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil projects that include earth moving, water/wastewater, transportation, roadways, and power projects. Most of our work is concentrated in the Southern California region, with some work in Hawaii.


Kiewit’s Southern California District is based out of the Santa Fe Springs, CA office and supports projects throughout the Southern California region, building out project/construction schedules for all types of infrastructure work across the region.


Field Engineering
• Assist in interpretation of drawings and specifications for field crews and craft supervision 
• Perform quantity calculations by taking measurements and determining 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 
• Assist in compiling, processing, and confirming daily labor timesheets 
• Assist in the preparation of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA’s) 
• Participate in jobsite safety reviews, toolbox meetings, mass safety meetings, and safety training 
• Order and schedule material deliveries 
• Plan, schedule, and coordinate work groups on the jobsite 
• Supervise field operations 

Office Engineering
• Perform material takeoffs from drawings, specifications and other contract documents 
• Perform basic engineering calculations and technical drafting to support field operations 
• Assist Engineers to gather and prepare 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 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 

• Assist in reviewing and analyzing historical data relative to the project, incorporating various productions and costs appropriate in 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 Senior Estimator 
• Complete material and quantity takeoffs according to bid documents


•   Ability to travel and relocate as needed 
•   2+ years' construction field experience 
•   Work experience in engineering and leading engineers 
•   Undergraduate degree in civil engineering, construction management, or related 
•   Ability to read, analyze and identify discrepancies on engineering plans, specifications, and contract documents 
•   Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment 
•   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 


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.