Field/Office Engineer Intern – Heavy Civil – Northwest District (Summer 2022)


San Diego, CA
  • At Kiewit, the projects we deliver make a difference, and we offer opportunities for you to make one, too. Our construction and engineering professionals work on some of the industry’s most complex, challenging and rewarding projects – whether it’s boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy, or building bridges that connect communities. Kiewit people tackle important projects of every size, in any market. Start your Kiewit adventure today at kiewitjobs.com. Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned organization operates through a network of subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation; oil, gas and chemical; power; building; water/wastewater; industrial; and mining. Kiewit had 2021 revenues of $12.1 billion and employs 28,800 staff and craft employees.


    Position Overview

    As an intern you will be introduced to a variety of office and field activities as well as estimating in order to develop your understanding of construction. You can expect to spend time learning and working on shop drawings, submittals, schedules, take offs, pay requests, contract changes and project documentation. While learning these things you will have the opportunity to build complex projects that make a profound impact on communities. 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.



    • Work with a vibrant and diverse team to build, estimate, and schedule mechanical, civil, electrical and heavy industrial construction.
    • Support both administrative and construction activities as assigned by supervisor; review proposals, specifications and drawings, perform material takeoffs, prepare cost estimates and attend pre-bid investigation meetings.
    • Learn to supervise subcontractors and communicate with vendors.
    • Prepare work plans, assure quality control, manage and track costs and materials, schedule equipment, administer safety programs and maintain exceptional owner relations.
    • Maintaining records as required regarding job progress, costs, material usage, etc.
    • Planning and scheduling of job and/or job segments
    • Investigating problems and/or reported incidents; identifying and recommending solutions/alternatives as appropriate
    • Reviewing plans and specifications to determine material requirements (quantities and qualities), pricing of materials, etc.
    • Working with suppliers as required facilitating the handling and expediting delivery of materials


    • Pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or related
    • Committed to the construction industry and not the design industry
    • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
    • Working knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills
    • Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
    • Strong work ethic – highly motivated and willing to do what it takes to get the job done right
    • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
    • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment
    • Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future


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