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Kiewit Cherne -EPC Lead Electrical Field Engineer-Lenexa, KS in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 169596

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: Cherne District

Department: Field Operations

Market: Industrial

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

As an EPC Electrical Field Engineer, you will be the primary electrical engineering lead on the EPC project, you will be expected to be a job-site leader in health and safety, ensuring quality of reporting and workmanship, and that all electrical field engineering work is completed in a professional and ethical manner. Your main functions will include electrical planning and scheduling, contract administration, and electrical progress and financial reporting. You will play an integral role in the overall execution of electrical installation on complex, industrial and OGC electrical projects. Including responsibilities such as electrical procurement, multi-discipline design problems, coordination with the client and the design/engineering team, and other project issues.


District Overview

Cherne Contracting is one of Kiewit’s oldest districts. Founded in 1916. Cherne is a valuable part of Kiewit and is well known for safety and quality of execution in amazing projects within the oil, gas, industrial, and chemical sectors. Alone and with other Kiewit districts through internal joint ventures, Cherne not only provides challenges but the stability and career development opportunities expected in a world-class multi-billion-dollar organization.


One of the many things that makes Kiewit's culture unique, is we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plan, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Cherne adventure is custom designed to meet our shared needs. This position will be based out of the Greater Kansas City area.


You will support both administrative and construction activities as assigned by the supervisor, reviewing proposals/specifications, drawings, perform material takeoffs, prepare cost estimates, and attend pre-bid investigation meetings.

• 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 the preparation of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA’s).

• In this position you will also learn how to supervise subcontractors and communicate with vendors.

• Preparing work plans, assuring quality control, managing, and tracking costs and materials, scheduling equipment, administering safety programs and maintaining exceptional owner relations.

• Partner with Superintendents, Field Engineers, and craft on project within electrical discipline. Provide mentoring and strong leadership for a team of Electrical Field, and Field Engineers


Graduated with a degree in Construction Management or related degree

• At least 3 years of electrical construction experience

• Knowledge of construction safety and current federal & OSHA Requirements.

• Working knowledge of National Electrical Code

• Broad knowledge and ability to understand project scheduling and cost control, and to read and understand project owner specifications and engineering drawings.

• Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office. Familiarity with SureTrak, Hard Dollar, Revit, SAP, Pro Log and/or Primavera “P6” is a plus.

• Strong organizational and time management skills.

• 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.

• The ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

• The ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment.

• The ability to travel and/or relocate as required.

Other Requirements:

• Regular, reliable attendance

• Work productively and meet deadlines timely

• Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.

• Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.

• Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

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.

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.

Company: Cherne