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Kiewit Electrical Field/Office Engineer - Cherne District in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 172524

Job Level: Entry Level

Home District/Group: Cherne District

Department: Field Operations

Market: OGC

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

As a Field/Office Engineer, you bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality and 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 Cherne attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won't find anywhere else. Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make a difference in our construction operations.

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, chemical, industrial and power 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.


This position will be located on one of our project sites and/or in one of our regional offices in Lenexa, KS or Bloomington, MN. Candidate must be open to traveling and relocating as needed. Field/Office Engineers are usually doing a rotation between the field (project sites) and the office, where they help with estimating.

One of the many things that makes Cherne's culture unique is that 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 plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Cherne adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.


• Field Operations: Interpret drawings and specifications for field crews and craft, prepare work plans and work packages, order and schedule material deliveries

• Office Engineering: Perform takeoffs from drawings, generating change orders reviewed by Project Manager, provide field support and supervise subcontractor operations

• Estimating: Review and analyze data relative to the project, complete plans and specification reviews for projects, assist with the preparation of a bid


• Bachelor’s or Associate's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Construction, Construction Engineering- Electrical emphasis or a related field

• Ability to travel and relocate as needed

• Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in a wide-ranging climates and environments

• 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

• 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 organization, time management, and attention to detail #LI-IPLA #LI-MN1

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.

  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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