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Field Ecologist/Environmental Coordinator - Northwest District


Thousand Palms, CA, US

Requisition ID: 122728 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Department: Environmental 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit is looking for individuals who can make a profound impact on our company culture every day.

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety obsessed 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 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.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Northwest District is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast including Alaska and Hawaii. 


This position will be on-site at our construction project at the Salton Sea (60 miles south east of Palm Springs). 


• Document bird migration
• Perform nesting bird field surveys    
• Review and interpret environmental specifications and drawings

• Understand state and local regulations and review requirements
• Prepare site specific plans and submit required reports
• Provide input to work plans and participate in meetings
• Communicate with field crews to ensure understanding of project environmental requirements


• Bachelor's or Associate degree in geology or demonstrated experience showing ability to document bird migration/conduct field surveys           

• 1 year experience monitoring in the state or geologic province of the specific project     

• Burrowing Owl, Raptor, Yuma Clapper Rail and California Black Rail experience is a huge plus LI-#km1

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: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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