Project Engineer - Central (Tn)

Kiewit Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 3 months ago

Requisition ID: 81202


This role will predomonently support projects in Nashville and Mid-South region. We have projects all across the United States, in large cities and small towns, so our people must be willing to go/relocate where the work is.


Kiewit Central District specializes in heavy civil, transportation projects and self performs much of the work done, so be ready to get on a project and get your hands dirty! We self-perform work such as mass grading, drainage, paving, utility and more. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry and not design.

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).

Primary Responsibility:

  • 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.


  • 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

About Kiewit

As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We're Different

  • Consistently ranked within the top five of the "Top 400 Contractors" according to Engineering News-Record

  • Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from Day One of employment

  • 401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay

  • Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year

  • We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit is 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.

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