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Field Engineer Intern - Kiewit Nuclear Solutions (Summer 2023)


Oak Ridge, TN, US

Requisition ID: 157461 

Job Level: Internship 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Constructors District 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

Want to build something incredible like first-of-their-kind Small Modular Nuclear Reactors or highly complex facilities that support our National Security Mission?  The Kiewit Nuclear / DOE team is looking for the best talent to come and help construct these incredible projects that our nation’s future depends on.  Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations.  We have been continuously ranked among Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) top 10 overall contractors (#3 for 2022) for the past several decades.


Are you interested in a hands-on real-world learning experience directly related to the skills needed in a full-time construction career?  In this internship, you will have the opportunity to develop, participate and learn key roles and functions within construction management.

District Overview

Kiewit DOE/Nuclear Group is tasked with executing projects that support our national security missions and commercial nuclear markets.


This position will be located in the Oak Ridge, TN area office in support of our local project sites. The candidate must be open to travel to support out-of-area projects as required.


• Assists in providing technical support in all phases of estimating, construction formation, project execution, testing/inspection, and project closeout.
• Maintains records of installed quantities and completed construction work.
• Participates in obtaining any required permits/clearances, lockouts, Escort Agreements, and work authorizations prior to commencing work on site.
• Performs verification of work in progress to ensure requirements of safety, security, quality (technical drawings and specifications), environmental control, workmanship, and schedule are met.
• Assists in the preparation of procedures, administrative and technical documents.
• May prepare/approve purchase requisitions for materials and services. 
• Review Lessons Learned and collaborate with corporate personnel, and other corporate partner projects.


• Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Nuclear Engineering, Construction Management, Engineering or related degree
• Broad knowledge and ability to understand project scheduling and cost control, and to read and understand project owner specifications and engineering drawings
• Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office.  Familiarity with SureTrak, Hard Dollar, Revit, SAP, Pro Log and/or Primavera “P6” is a plus
• 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 – Highly motivated and willing to do what it takes to get the job done right
• The ability to work independently as well as part of a team
• The ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment
• Knowledge of construction safety and current federal & OSHA requirements is preferred
• Eligibility for this position requires US citizenship; the successful candidate must provide proof of US citizenship in order to obtain badge access to the site
• Candidate must complete security questionnaire and successfully clear site access requirements check
• All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment
• Must be able to obtain a security clearance, as applicable
• Reliable transportation to and from work

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.

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