Project Engineer - Heavy Civil Construction


New York, NY, US Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US

Requisition ID: 168667 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Eastern District 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Project Engineer for Kiewit, you will support construction activities by planning, organizing, and implementing management duties (i.e., project controls systems, engineering interface, subcontract, and materials management, purchasing, scheduling). This role will provide project administration and/or support to a Senior Project Engineer on larger projects and manage technical and administrative staff to facilitate instruction management services.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Eastern District specializes in challenging heavy civil construction projects throughout the Northeast, including the metropolitan areas of New York, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC. We are leaders in bridge, transit, foundation, tunnel, and water/wastewater construction while specializing in cast-in-place concrete, structural steel erection, earthwork, pile driving, and caissons. Kiewit’s Eastern District also has a large amount of work in the energy/power sector in various northeast locations. With our experienced and dedicated employees, extensive resources and in-depth market knowledge, the Eastern District can handle projects of any size.


New York, NY and/or Woodcliff Lake, NJ.


  • Develop complete understanding of contract plans and specifications for portion of work assigned.
  • Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise or that may be encountered. Take corrective actions as needed.
  • Inspect subordinates’ work for compliance with the contract plans and specifications, point out deficiencies, and explain/take any corrective actions as needed.
  • Develop and maintain the project master schedule using appropriate techniques and scheduling software with input from other project management personnel.
  • Manage document control; receive and log in new issue drawings and other contract documents.
  • Review new issue drawings and contract documents for change of conditions; quantify impact of changes and review with supervisor; distribute new issues to field.
  • Prepare monthly cost projections using information generated from project management systems and prepare quarterly cash flow projections.
  • Improve project operations by recommending better methods, staffing, procedural, and other changes as needed.
  • Act as managing project engineer/coordinator on multiple projects, providing supervision and on-the-job training for lower-level engineers.
  • Read and understand plans and specifications.
  • Visualize two-dimensional drawings in three dimensions.
  • Manage and support project team including direct reports and others as needed.
  • Help drive the company environmental health and safety programs at the project level, driving a safety-oriented approach to work.


  • 3 – 5+ years of experience in construction or engineering field working on infrastructure/heavy civil type projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or related field (or equivalent experience and education in project and/or field engineering).
  • Professional Engineer designation strongly recommended.
  • Ability to travel and/or relocate as needed.
  • Proven abilities and skills within the areas of leadership, management, delegation, and mentoring of people.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to set standards of excellence in leadership, safety, quality, and productivity for his/her subordinates.
  • Knowledge and ability to direct operation of management systems, such as accounts payable/accounts receivable, materials control, estimating, job cost updates, and subcontracts.


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.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

Base Compensation: $91,433 - $140,443 
(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.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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