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Kiewit Field/Office Engineer Intern - Underground District (Summer 2024) in Albany, New York

Requisition ID: 169302

Job Level: Internship

Home District/Group: Underground District

Department: Project Engineering

Market: Transportation

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary

Position Overview

An Intern position with Kiewit provides a hands-on real-world learning experience directly related to the skills needed in a full-time construction career. You will have the opportunity to develop, participate and learn key roles and functions within construction management. Some responsibilities may include, but are not limited to; reviewing shop drawings, submittals, schedules, take offs, pay requests, contract changes and project documentation. 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.


District Overview

The Underground District has been constructing underground facilities (tunneling & deep foundations) since 1949 and has completed more than 100 underground-related projects totaling more than $1B. Looking for hands-on, in-the-field road warriors who like to build (but also willing to do rotations in estimating) and who are eager to go where the work is- whenever/wherever we need.

We are looking for people pursuing one of the following college majors: Civil Engineering, Mining, Geotechnical Engineering, and Construction Management. These Field/Office Engineer Interns will be required to perform engineering work in connection with a wide range of underground and foundations projects that range in size, difficulty, and duration. The interns could potentially be involved in the district estimating unit, which involves quantity takeoffs, site visits, estimating the work, sitting in on estimate reviews and bid close-out. They could also be assigned to the various projects with field responsibilities.


Kiewit is a company that goes where the work is, which means a career with us can take you and your family to exciting parts of North America – and maybe even beyond. Kiewit Underground conducts its operations primarily through Kiewit Infrastructure Company, a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, we construct both deep underground and foundations facilities/projects across the U.S. and Canada related to transportation, water/wastewater, power, mining, and telecommunications to name a few. These projects are happening in large cities and small towns, so you have a chance to experience it all!


  • Field engineering, operation planning, cost control, project scheduling, quantity tracking, material procurement, contract administration, estimating & supervision of field activities

  • Performing engineering tasks requiring standard techniques and handling minor problems of a technical nature arising during construction

  • 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


  • Must be pursuing a degree in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, mining or construction management (or related degree)

  • Previous experience in underground construction or mining is preferred

  • Must have a strong desire to work in the underground construction industry

  • Able to fully participate in job assignments at whichever job site, district office or department to which the Intern is assigned

  • Must be willing to travel and relocate throughout career as we operate on a national scale, not a regional one

  • Able to temporarily relocate and work full-time during the summer of 2022 (approximately May-August)

  • Have the ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications

  • Strong work ethic – willing to do what it takes to get the job done

  • Have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Have the ability to work underground

  • Reliable transportation to and from work

  • Must have a valid Driver's License

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.

FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

Base Compensation: $15.00/hr - $23.00/hr

(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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: Kiewit