Field Engineer

Balfour Beatty - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)3.7

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As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including:

Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
Health Savings Account
401(k) with company match
Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement)
Vacation Time
Sick Time
Paid Personal Days
Paid Volunteer time
Tuition Assistance
Employee Referral Bonus


Balfour Beatty Construction is seeking a Field Engineer in Washington, DC. This role will be responsible for laying out the work and checking installations by company crews and subcontractors for compliance with field engineering standards. Checks all work for compliance with contract documents and coordinates work by subcontractors. Oversee the physical layout of work and coordinate with Chief Field Engineer and Superintendent to ensure compliance with contract specifications by company and subcontractors.

Essential Functions

Provide grid line offsets and benchmarks for trades.

Research contract documents and review approved shop drawings.

Maintain accurate as-built drawings and sketches.

Calculate dimensional data for layout work.

Review submittals and coordinate with topographic drawings prepared by Project Engineers.

Coordinate with Superintendent and schedule layout crews to perform without delays.

Ensure safety program procedures are maintained in work areas.

Attend all required project meetings.

Monitors subcontractors' work to ensure tolerances are being met.

Maintain a good working relationship with subcontractors.

Coach and train levels of newer engineers, rodmen, etc., to advance their development.

Minimum Requirements

Technical training or coursework in surveying, civil engineering, or a related field.

Five years of relevant years of experience in the construction industry may be substituted for formal education.

Basic survey skills and knowledge of the correct and safe usage of surveying instruments including total station and equipment.

Experienced in using surveying software such as TSI, SMI, and COGO.

Experienced in blueprint reading and understands contract documents.

Has common knowledge of Algebra, Ordinary Geometry, and Trigonometry and can accurately calculate dimensional data for layout work.

Has a working knowledge of job site tolerances and checks work.

Preferred Experience

2 or more years of rooming field engineer experience working in commercial construction job-sites.

Able to organize people, tools, and equipment and plan/manage multiple activities to accomplish desired results.

Act in a manner of integrity that shows support for the company, its values, and the employees, while maintaining constant focus on meeting/exceeding customer requirements and expectations.

Local qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

About us

Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business.

Consistently ranked among the nation s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY).

Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.