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Project Engineer


Newburgh, NY, US Lead, SD, US

Requisition ID: 130320 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Project Engineer, you will play a significant part in the success of our Underground District by planning, organizing and implementing project engineering & project controls tasks. Excellent communication, attention to detail and an ability to work well in a team environment are considered critical to this position.



District Overview

The Underground District has been constructing underground facilities (tunneling, deep foundations) since 1949, and has completed more than 100 underground-related projects totaling more than $1B.  Looking for hands-on, engineers excited to be both in the field and office supporting project and estimating work.


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.


•    Support construction activities by planning, organizing and implementing project engineering & project controls tasks as required for successful project execution. This includes: Safe work planning and execution, Quality control, Quantity tracking , Budget management, Financial reporting and forecasting, Cash flow management, Scheduling, Operations work planning, Contract / subcontract administration, Change management, Document control, Project closeout  Provide supervision and on-the-job training for lower level engineers.
•    Develop complete understanding of contract plans and specifications
•    Assist the project team in implementing Kiewit’s Quality Management system.
•    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 and take any corrective action needed.
•    Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for executing projects. 


•    5+ years of related experience in project or field engineering, specifically in construction of Conventional Tunnels, TBM, Micro Tunnels, or Trenchless.
•    HDD experience a plus
•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction-related technology in any discipline from a four-year college or university 
•    Must have working knowledge and be able to direct the operation of construction management reporting systems
•    Must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management, client representatives, staff and craft while simultaneously managing a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively
•    Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
•    Proven abilities and skills in leadership and management of people, planning, organization and delegation
•    Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint)
•    Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
•    Proof of eligibility to legally work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future
•     The physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions
•    Travel in the U.S. as required, including extended relocation to project areas. 

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Basic all-around knowledge of geotechnical engineering, ground improvement techniques, structural deep foundation methods, and support of excavation (SOE) operations. Ground Improvement experience includes rigid inclusions, soil mixing, vibro-replacement (stone columns), vibro-compaction, compaction grouting, permeation grouting, jet grouting, and deep dynamic compaction o Structural deep foundation experience includes micro-piles, drilled shafts, auger-cast-in-place piles, driven piles o Support of excavation experience includes secant pile, anchors, and tie-backs
•    Recent knowledge of Bluebeam and Adobe/PDF software preferred 
•    Ability and desire to travel and relocate as business requires. Project assignments may involve full relocation or temporary assignments facilitated by a turnaround schedule.

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Middletown
Nearest Secondary Market: Poughkeepsie

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