Field Engineer

Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Riverdale, MD, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 784 

The Field Engineer performs engineering duties in planning, design, and oversight of construction projects. Directs, coordinates, initiates, plans and schedules engineering functions for field construction activities, from site feasibility analysis to final design and through the construction phase, requiring a full working knowledge of construction engineering practices.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

•    Plans and designs systems and structures, following construction and government standards, using design software and drawing tools.
•    Analyzes survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects.
•    Directs or participates in surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction.
•    Interprets design drawings, electrical drawings, specifications and codes and provides technical support during installations.
•    Provides technical support to contractors and reviews documents submitted by contractors to ensure compliance with specifications, schedules, and company standards.
•    Reviews subcontracts and drawings before issuance to subcontractors and filing.
•    Ensures that engineering practices, codes, and standards are compliant with Federal, State and Local, as well as, site-specific requirements.
•    Interprets and resolves questions regarding designs, codes and specifications.
•    Assists in the preparation of field design changes and updates drawings for field use as required by field conditions and regulations.
•    Monitors project schedules and provides input for problem resolution and schedule revisions.
•    Provides field verification of materials; investigates and/or tests specific construction materials to determine compliance to specifications or standards.
•    Inspects project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety standards.
•    Monitors subcontract activities to ensure materials, equipment and workmanship comply with design plans and specifications.
•    Inspects completed projects to ensure safety or compliance with applicable standards or regulations.
•    Prepares schedules and reviews request for change orders.
•    Ensures that engineering functions are performed in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.


General/Other Responsibilities and Duties


•    Assists the scheduler as needed by gathering, preparing and forecasting manpower, schedule and cost data.
•    Ensures that procurement provides timely delivery of materials and equipment to meet the construction schedule.
•    Keeps personnel informed of engineering progress, requirements, problems, changes, additions and omissions.
•    Maintains blueprints and field books.
•    Prepares daily construction reports.
•    Prepares field purchase requisitions, and procures construction material.
•    Prepares final records for the projects.


Required Skills and Qualifications 


•    A minimum of 1-3 years of construction industry engineering experience. Heavy civil or rail experience a plus.
•    Knowledge of all general contract and subcontract documents, drawings, specifications, and surveying instruments.
•    Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
•    Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions.
•    Ability to read and comprehend plans and specifications, and to comprehend and recognize safety standards and issues.
•    Ability to inspect materials and structures and to identify defects.
•    Thorough knowledge of current industry quality standards.
•    Ability to collect data, establish facts, define problems, and provide solutions.
•    Experience with procurement processes, budgets and cost control methods.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions


•    Works outdoors at construction sites and indoors.
•    Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, stoops, and crouches while negotiating work areas under construction. 
•    Sits, reads, writes and uses a keyboard. 
•    May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
•    May be exposed to loud noise.

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.



RailWorks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC