Southeast - Sr. Field Engineer - Sunrise, FL


Sunrise, FL, US

Requisition ID: 172086 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Southeast District 

Department: Field Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Sr. Field Engineer with Kiewit, you will play a significant part in the success of planning, organizing, and implementing project engineering and project control tasks.  Excellent communication, attention to detail, and an ability to work well in a team environment are critical to this position.  We seek motivated individuals eager to expand their skills working on heavy civil construction projects.

District Overview

Kiewit's Southeast District is one of Kiewit's leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, transportation, and water resource markets. Projects you could be working on could include building bridges, airports, mass transit systems, canals, dams, pump stations or tunnels.  Although most of our work is regionally based in the southeast region of the United States, we also pursue various projects stretching across the east coast. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry instead of design. 


Sunise, FL


Field Engineering:

  • Assist in interpreting drawings and specifications for field crews and craft supervision.
  • Perform quantity calculations by taking measurements and determining the percentage of completed/installed materials and work.
  • Assist in the preparation of work plans and work packages
  • Assist in the 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 job site 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 in gathering and preparing data for submission or transmission to customers, vendors, subcontractors, governmental agencies, and internal use.
  • Participate in preparing purchase orders and subcontractors, performing minor solicitations, and purchasing as requested.
  • Schedule maintenance and perform 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 job site management
  • Assist in generating change orders and as-built data to be reviewed by the Project Manager
  • Provide field support and supervise subcontractor operations 


  • Assist in reviewing and analyzing historical data relative to the project, incorporating various productions and costs appropriate in the 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 Sr. Estimator.
  • Complete material and quantity takeoffs according to bid documents.


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management
  • At least three years of experience in heavy civil construction as a field engineer
  • Must have working knowledge and be able to direct the operations of these management systems: scheduling - CPM, unit man-hour performance, material control, estimating, and subcontracts.
  • Experience with leadership and management of people, communication (verbal and written), planning, and organization.


Working Conditions

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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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