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Tunnel Field Engineer

Location: 

Omaha, NE, US San Jose, CA, US Lead, SD, US

Requisition ID: 156881 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Underground District 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Mining 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too. We depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-minded construction professionals to 
get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities with the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up (or under). There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else. In addition, we look to hire you to join the entire Kiewit family for a career.  This is not just a job, single project, or steppingstone
 
You will be required to perform engineering work in connection with a wide variety of underground projects that range in size, difficulty, and duration. You will also be involved in the district estimating unit at various points in your career, which involves quantity takeoffs, time studies, cost estimating, participating in estimate reviews and bid close-out. 

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District Overview

The Underground District has been constructing underground facilities for over 70 years and is recognized as a leader in the tunneling industry. We have completed more than 100 underground-related projects totaling more than several billion dollars. Our work includes projects related to transportation, water/wastewater, environmental facilities, power, mining, and telecommunications. We incorporate state-of the art technology with proven construction methods to ensure excellence and ongoing success. Kiewit’s decentralized organizational structure allows to compete both locally and nationally.

Please keep in mind that we are an Underground Construction business, so chances are that a majority of your day will be spent working Underground. Services include TBM Rock, TBM Soft Ground, Sequential Excavation, Drill and Blast, Shaft Excavation, Concrete, Tunnel Rehab, and Numerous Trenchless Methods. #LI-WJ1
 

Location

Kiewit is a company that goes where the work is, which means a career with us can take you and your family to exciting parts of North America – and maybe even beyond. Kiewit Underground conducts its operations primarily through Kiewit Infrastructure Company, a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, we construct both deep underground and trenchless projects across the U.S. and Canada related to transportation, water/wastewater, power, mining, and telecommunications to name a few. These projects are happening in large cities and small towns, so you have a chance to experience it all! 

Current Project Locations:  USA: Omaha, NE (Onboarding and training), Washington, DC, Albany, NY, San Jose, CA, Lead, SD *additional work in Hope, BC- Canada 
 

Responsibilities

Field Engineering:
•    Assist in interpretation of drawings and specifications for field crew.
•     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
•    Participate in the preparation of purchase orders and subcontracts, performing minor solicitations and purchasing as requested
•    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
•    Enter 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

Estimating:
•    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

Schedule: 
The schedules and shifts vary by project and client requests. This may require long hours, rotating schedules, and shift work. This also typically requires working holidays and covering PTO when co-workers are off. Some sample schedules are included below:

  • 7 days on 7 days off, 13-hour shifts
  • 11 days on 3 days off, 10.5-hour shifts
  • 5 days on 2 days off, followed by 6 days on 1 day off, 11-hour shifts

Qualifications

  • Must be willing and able to work underground and a strong desire to work in the Underground Construction Industry
  • 2+ years of underground, geotechnical, mining or heavy civil experience on large infrastruture projects 
  • Bachelor's degree in a construction-related field of engineering, examples are civil engineering, mining, mechanical, geotechnical, construction management or equivilant experience. 
  • Experience with leadership and management of people, communication (written and verbal), planning, and organization
  • Willingness to travel and relocate to small and large cities as business requires as we operate on a national scale, not regional
  • 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 including working rotating schedules, shift work, or weekend work as required by projects
  • 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
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

Working Conditions

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.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY 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.


Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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