Field Engineer

Bethesda, MD
LocationUS Calendar05/05/2017   Experienced Bethesda, MD

Having the best talent is one of the keys to our success. Hiring the best ensures we will continue to be one of the nation's leading heavy civil contractors. Ideal candidates possess drive, determination, and an innovative spirit. They share the values that have helped us grow as a company. And they do not just get the job done, they do it well and do it safely.

Atkinson is looking for an experienced professional to lead the field engineering efforts to sink a 136’ deep 46’ diameter shaft in association with the expansion of the existing Medical Center Metro tunnel in Bethesda, MD.

  • actively pursue and engage in safety training to learn and embrace the Atkinson safety culture
  • initiate and maintain good, strong working relationships with Atkinson's craft personnel, field inspectors, subcontractor's representatives, vendors, home office support, the project management team, the community, etc.
  • run survey including setting plumb bobs, surveying targets in wall, identify center of shaft, work with superintendent on drill patterns, monitoring of survey targets
  • stay ahead of the crew's needs and make sure they are efficient in their work including submittal submission and updates, material inventory and purchase requests
  • understand deadlines and material procurement lead times to be able to prioritize daily tasks
  • mentor junior engineering staff
  • provide prompt, accurate information including daily reports, photos and schedule updates
  • assist project manager with planning activities
  • investigate issues, ask thoughtful questions, gather input and propose solutions



  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, construction management or related discipline preferred
  • Minimum of 3-7 years of related industry experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Total Station, Auto CAD and Microsoft Office
  • High degree of initiative, independence, personal responsibility and integrity
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast paced team environment