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Field Engineer - Virginia Tech
Hensel Phelps Construction McLean, VA

Field Engineer - Virginia Tech

Hensel Phelps Construction
McLean, VA
Expired: May 04, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time

Any Employment Offers are Contingent Upon Successful Completion of the Following:

  • Verification of Work Authorization and Employment Eligibility 
  • Substance Abuse Screening
  • Physical Exam (if applicable)
  • Background Checks for Badging/Security Clearances (if applicable)


About Hensel Phelps:

Founded in 1937, Hensel Phelps specializes in building development, construction and facility services in markets ranging from aviation to government, commercial, transportation, critical facilities, healthcare and transportation. Ranked #1 in aviation and #12 overall general contractor in 2021 by ENR, Hensel Phelps is one of the largest employee-owned general contractors in the country. Driven to deliver EXCELLENCE in all we do and supported by our core values of Ownership, Integrity, Builder, Diversity and Community—Hensel Phelps brings our clients’ visions to life with a comprehensive approach that begins with innovative planning and extends throughout the life of the property.


Position Description:

The Field Engineer (FE) works directly for the Superintendent and is expected to exercise judgment and discretion in making recommendations, implementing policies and procedures and handling a wide variety of matters in the field.   The position is normally, but not necessarily preparatory to becoming an Office Engineer or Project Engineer.  The primary purpose of the position is to proactively aid the Superintendent in front-line field management.  In addition, the position requires a considerable amount of work, responsibility, persistence, problem solving ability and good attitude, because the FE is responsible for the majority of the layout on a project, supervision of trade workers and subcontractor employees, as well as lift drawings, safety, and quality control responsibilities.  Although the majority of a Field Engineer's time will be spent in the field, there are some duties which will require work in the field office.  This is a safety sensitive position.  


Position Qualifications:

  • A 4 -year degree in Civil, Structural, Architecture or Construction Management.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Computer software - Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel based templates, Prolog, Primavera and AutoDesk Suite.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past internships in the construction industry are preferred, but not required.


Essential Duties:

  • Project layout (surveying) in conformance with design and contract documents.
  • Check concrete forms for accuracy and adequacy of construction, including all embedded items, before placement of concrete.
  • Perform production trend analysis for quantities of work in place and report for the weekly and monthly schedule and cost control reports.
  • Assist with quality control, site safety initiatives and coordination of trade partners as delegated by the project superintendent. May include directing a small work force to gain supervisory experience.
  • Coordinate material deliveries by checking material requirements in advance and comparing with the delivery status. Additionally, inspect materials delivered to the job for quantity, quality and condition, and report on missing and/or damaged items.
  • Assist foremen and trade partners with interpretation of plans and specifications.
  • Oversight of trade partners, as assigned, and direction of workforces (e.g., a labor crew) of employees or trade partner employees to gain supervisory experience.
  • Participate in jobsite safety meetings, weekly safety audits, etc.
  • Collaborate with the VDC team on VDC scope of work, execution plan and deliverables related to field operations. Review and navigate within the current 3D model viewing and scheduling software.




Hensel Phelps provides generous benefits for our salaried employees. This position is eligible for company paid medical insurance, life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment, long-term disability, 401(K) retirement plan, health savings account (HSA) (HSA not available in Hawaii), and our employee assistance program (EAP). It also is eligible for employee paid enrollment in vision and dental insurance. Hensel Phelps also believes in the importance of taking time to recharge. As a result, salaried employees are eligible for paid time off beginning upon hire. Salaried positions (project engineers and above) participate in an annual bonus plan, subject to company and employee performance. Salaried employees (this is all salaried employees) are also eligible for a company cell phone or cell phone allowance in accordance with company policy. Further, salaried employees (project engineers and above) also receive either a vehicle or vehicle allowance in accordance with Hensel Phelps’ policies.   Based on position location, a cost of living adjustment (COLA) may also be included (subject to periodic review and adjustment).  


Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer:

Hensel Phelps is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Hensel Phelps shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, pregnancy, disability, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


Hensel Phelps Construction

1600 Tysons Blvd.

McLean, VA
22102 USA



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