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Field/Office Engineer - Southwest District


Phoenix, AZ, US Tucson, AZ, US Salt Lake City, UT, US

Requisition ID: 93161 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Want to work with the best infrastructure/heavy civil construction team in the Southwest?  Have you held a previous internship in construction?  Are you a top performer, looking to learn and grow in your career?  Does the opportunity to work in Arizona, Utah, and other parts of the United States excite you? We are looking to add several entry-level Field Engineers to our team.

As a Field Engineer, you bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality and unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building “the next big thing” from the ground up. 

There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else. Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make an impact to our communities through our construction operations. Whether we’re building highways through mountain ranges, bridges over lakes and rivers, or water treatment plants - we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. Rotating between field and office work, you will have the opportunity to build work from the ground up while understanding all estimating and construction documentation processes. 

District Overview

Kiewit’s Southwest District is one of our infrastructure districts specializing in water facilities, roads, and light rail. As a leader in rail work, opportunities within the Southwest District span across the entire United States surrounding large metropolitan areas. Water facilities and road work opportunities occupy rural to highly urban areas across the Southwest region. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry rather than design.


While our Southwest District is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, 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. Our Southwest District has projects that span across the entire nation for rail-specific opportunities, and our work primarily spans as far north as Washington and as far east as Texas. 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.


•    Field Operations: Interpret drawings and specifications for field crews and craft, prepare work plans and work packages, order and schedule material deliveries
•    Office Engineering: Perform takeoffs from drawings, generating change orders reviewed by Project Manager, provide field support and supervise subcontractor operations
•    Estimating: Review and analyze data relative to the project, complete plans and specification reviews for projects, assist with the preparation of a bid


•   Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related field by August 2020
•   Previous internship in construction
•   Infrastructure/Heavy Civil experience, especially in water facilities, roads/transportation or light rail strongly preferred
•   Ability to go where the work is, traveling and relocating as needed
•   Previous leadership experience
•   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
•   Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment
•   Must have a valid Driver’s License

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.