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Project Engineer - Mechanical - NY/NJ

Location: 

Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US Long Island City, NY, US Staten Island, NY, US Bronx, NY, US Mount Vernon, NY, US New York, NY, US Astoria, NY, US Brooklyn, NY, US Manhattan, NY, US

Requisition ID: 96700 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Water/Waste Water 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Project Engineer will support construction activities by planning, organizing and implementing those management duties (i.e., project controls systems, engineering interface, subcontract and materials management, purchasing, scheduling). 

District Overview

Kiewit’s Eastern District specializes in challenging heavy civil construction projects throughout the Northeast, including the metropolitan areas of New York, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC.  We are leaders in bridge, transit, foundation, tunnel, and water/wastewater construction while specializing in cast-in-place concrete, structural steel erection, earthwork, pile driving, and caissons. Kiewit’s Eastern District also has a large amount of work in the energy/power sector in various northeast locations. With our experienced and dedicated employees, extensive resources and in-depth market knowledge, the Eastern District can handle projects of any size.  

Location

Kiewit's Eastern Districts projects are in New York and New Jersey. Candidates must be comfortable working in both locations.

Responsibilities

•    With regard to the portion of the work assigned, develop complete understanding of contract plans and specifications.
•    Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise or that may be encountered. Take corrective actions as needed.
•    Inspect subordinates’ work for compliance with the contract plans and specifications, point out deficiencies and explain and take any corrective action needed.
•    Listen to directions and suggestions from supervisors or other employees regarding safe and proper work practices. Evaluate that information to devise and implement a plan based on the evaluation for carrying out the duties of this position.
•    Observe functionality of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement.
•    Identify workplace safety hazards and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate or minimize them.
•    Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i.e. back-up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens.)
•    Understand and implement lockout/tagout procedures in a safe manner.
•    Develop and maintain the project master schedule using appropriate techniques and scheduling software with input from other project management personnel.
•    Manage document control; receive and log in new issue drawings and other contract documents; maintain document control log.
•    Review new issue drawings and contract documents for change of conditions; quantify impact of changes and review with supervisor; distribute new issues to field.
•    Prepare monthly cost projections using information generated from project management systems and prepare quarterly cash flow projections.
•    Purchase and expedite delivery of materials; manage the material’s control operation.
•    Assist site manager in implementing the project quality/assurance control program.
•    Improve project operations by recommending, as appropriate, better methods, staffing and procedural changes.
•    Act as managing project engineer/coordinator on multiple projects, providing supervision and on-the-job training for lower level engineers.
•    Use effective verbal and written communication skills. Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions rapidly and accurately.
•    Read and understand plans and specifications. Visualize two-dimensional drawings in three dimensions.

Qualifications

•    Ability to relocate and travel as business needs arise
•    Working knowledge and ability to direct the operation of at least the following management systems: accounts payable/accounts receivable, materials control, estimating, job cost updates and subcontracts
•    Proven abilities and skills in the following: leadership and management of people, communication (verbal and written), planning, organization, delegation as well as teaching and mentoring
•    Bachelor’s degree in a construction-related field or equivalent experience and education in project or field engineering
•    Ability to set standards of excellence in leadership, safety, quality and productivity for his/her subordinates
•    Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in construction or engineering with an emphasis on safety
•    Ability to lift 30 lbs
•    Ability to access all areas of the construction site

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.