Field/Office Engineer – Tunneling – Underground District


San Jose, 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.


    Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too. We depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-minded 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 with the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up (or under). There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else. In addition, we look to hire you to join the entire Kiewit family for a career. This is not just a job, single project, or steppingstone.You will be required to perform engineering work in connection with a wide variety of underground projects that range in size, difficulty, and duration. You will also be involved in the district estimating unit at various points in your career, which involves quantity takeoffs, time studies, cost estimating, participating in estimate reviews and bid close-out.

    ResponsibilitiesField Engineering:

    • Assist in interpretation of drawings and specifications for field crews and craft supervision
    • Perform quantity calculations by taking measurements and determining percentage of completed/installed materials and work
    • Assist in the preparation of work plans and work packages
    • Assist in 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)
    • Assist in providing solutions related to underground tunneling and construction operations
    • Participate in jobsite 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 to gather and prepare data for submittal or transmittal to the customer, vendors, subcontractors, governmental agencies, and internal use
    • Participate in the preparation of purchase orders and subcontracts, performing minor solicitations and purchasing as requested
    • Schedule maintenance and performing 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 jobsite 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 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 Senior Estimator
    • Complete material and quantity takeoffs according to bid documents


    • Must be willing and able to work underground and a strong desire to work in the Underground Construction Industry
    • Bachelor’s degree in a construction-related field of engineering, examples are civil engineering, mining, mechanical, geotechnical, construction management
    • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5
    • Experience with leadership and management of people, communication (written and verbal), planning, and organization
    • Willingness to travel and relocate to small and large cities as business requires as we operate on a national scale, not regional
    • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment
    • 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 including working rotating schedules, shift work, or weekend work as required by projects
    • 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 time management ability and attention to detail
    • Must have a valid Driver’s License


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