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  • 740 Bonanza Avenue
    Anchorage, AK 99518

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Field Engineer

Orion Marine Group • Anchorage, AK

Posted 2 months ago

Job Snapshot

Degree - 4 Year Degree

Job Description

Orion Marine Group is a leading heavy civil marine contractor headquartered in Houston, Texas. We offer a wide range of services and turnkey solutions in marine construction, design, and specialty services on, over, and under the water throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, and the Caribbean Basin.

The Company’s heavy civil marine construction services include marine transportation facility construction, dredging, repair and maintenance, bridge building, marine pipeline construction, as well as specialty services. The Company’s specialty services include salvage, demolition, diving, surveying, towing and underwater inspection, excavation and repair. For additional information, go to:

Orion Marine Group has an immediate opening for a Field Engineer, in Anchorage, AK. This position is an entry level position, accountable for providing field engineering project support to Orion Marine Contractors.  This includes inspection of project materials to be used and providing work control guidelines required for accurate measurement and correct installation of materials by craft workers.  The incumbent will typically work closely with the Project Manager, Project Superintendent, Project Engineer, Safety Representative and other skilled or semi-skilled craft persons on the jobsite to ensure successful project completion and close out.  

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Works with the Project Management Team and jobsite work crews to ensure the successful completion of on-going or new projects.
  • Assists in the development of bid proposals for upcoming marine construction and services projects when assigned to the office.   
  • Estimates costs to be incurred in upcoming projects accounting for materials, services, labor, and other associated costs. 
  • Performs drafting, charging and similar graphical work. 
  • Works with Project Manager to ensure procurement of materials from suppliers that are required at the jobsite to complete the project. 
  • Inventories, checks, examines and measures materials received to ensure quality and quantity. 
  • Interprets project plans and specifications. 
  • Provides work control lines and elevations that are required for accurate measurement and correct installation of materials by crafts, i.e., forms for concrete pours, anchor bolts, piping hangers and supports, etc. 
  • Checks as-built conditions that require the use of surveying techniques.   
  • Provides topographic and cross-section surveys as required by planning and payment quantities and also provides quantity calculations as required.
  • Coordinates surveying activities with the assigned engineer to meet the construction requirements. 
  • Ensures that project team members and work crews work in a safe manner and are   knowledgeable of safe work practices and policies. 
  • Participates in Safety and Environmental initiatives that will contribute to compliance of State/Federal regulations and improve existing Company programs.
  • All employees, current and former, must maintain confidentiality by not disclosing to others any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information belonging to the Company.
  • Responsible and accountable for incumbent’s own personal safety.
  • Responsible and accountable for the safety of all our co-workers and any others incumbent comes in contact with.     
  • Authorized and obligated to stop work on any task or series of tasks whenever an unsafe condition or situation is anticipated or is observed.
  • Complies with all applicable laws, regulations and Company policies and procedures, and is subject to appropriate disciplinary action (including dismissal) for failure to do so.
  • Reports any and all violations of applicable laws, regulations or Company policies and procedures promptly, and is subject to appropriate disciplinary action (including dismissal) for failure to do so. 
  • Performs other related administrative and technical duties as may be assigned or requested by immediate supervision (such as certification training, safety training, procedure review, etc.).

Job Requirements

  • A B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering/Construction Science or related discipline, or equivalent work experience is required.
  • Prior hands-on work experience in the marine construction industry as a Summer Intern or Co-op Engineer is preferred but not required. 
  • The incumbent must have a working knowledge of Project Management & Administration, Marine Construction Materials, Procurement, Estimating, Scheduling, Project Tracking Software, Cost Control, Engineering & Project Standards, and Safety & Environmental Compliance.     
  • The incumbent must have the ability to quickly learn the technical aspects of the business; be an effective communicator; and have the ability to interface well with employees at all levels of the organization.   

The Company expects and requires incumbent and each of its other employees to observe and fulfill the above and all other safety responsibilities and actively work toward maintaining a safe workplace.  Failure to do so can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Physical/Mental Requirements: 
  • The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable workplace accommodation. 
  • The individual must also be able to wear and properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to work or visit within areas where it is required.  This includes hard hat, safety glasses, respirators, ear plugs, steel toed shoes, or other protective equipment as required by the work performed and location the work is being done.
  • This individual must also have the ability to identify critical issues and formulate action plans with all levels of management, including corporate. 
  • The incumbent must possess the ability to remain calm during emergencies and respond appropriately as dictated by the circumstance of the incident and as directed by the Safety Representative or other management personnel. Must be capable of evacuating the work area in a timely manner should an emergency situation arise. 

In addition, Field Engineers must be capable of: 

  • Walking, stepping, climbing or otherwise moving from one location on the job site to another, and normally involves physically getting onto and off of work barges, boats, vessels, or dock facilities of varying heights and access parameters 

  • Standing, stooping kneeling, squatting, climbing or sitting for long periods of time

  • Climbing vertical ladders to heights of 40’-50’

  • Working in confined spaces and working at elevated heights

  • Lifting and carrying objects up to 50 lbs. as required

  • Adapting to extreme temperature changes and outdoor conditions, and prolonged exposure

  • Remaining calm during emergencies and respond appropriately as dictated by the circumstance of the incident.   

Compensation & Benefits:

An excellent compensation and benefits package is offered. Benefit plans include:

  • Medical, including Prescription Drugs
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off For Vacation, Sick, Holidays, Jury Duty and Bereavement Leave
  • Pre-Tax Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Career Growth & Development 

Candidate Response:

Qualified applicants should apply through the company career page:, or via e-mail. Candidates that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered. 

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The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), age, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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