Michels Corp Field Engineer in Columbus, Ohio

Field Engineer

Location: Columbus, OH

Division: Michels Tunneling

Employment duration: Full time

Employee Referral Bonus: Tier 3


Michels Corporation has been pioneering innovative new technologies for more than five decades, growing from a small pipeline construction company into one of the largest, most diversified utility contractors in North America. Michels delivers construction, engineering and procurement services that keep pace with growing demands in the energy, transportation and utility construction industries. Michels has expanded its services and scopes of expertise to include 17 divisions, one affiliated company, 5,000 employees and 10,000 pieces of heavy equipment from coast to coast.

What separates us from our competition?

  • Consistently ranked in the top 50 of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record.

  • Steady overall organizational growth since 2011

  • Michels invested an average of $5,000 per employee on training each year averages 260,000 training hours each year.

  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, competitive paid, 401(k) plan, time off plans and much more!

The essential duties and responsibilities of the position include, but not limited to:

  • Promote safety – assist with the implementation of all applicable HSE programs, policies and procedures

  • Responsible for establishing the project’s baseline schedule and maintaining the monthly updates

  • Assist in developing and implementing work plans, checklist, and regulatory compliance.

  • Identifies purchasing needs and initiates the purchase requisition process

  • Manage subcontractors, support crews in their daily activities, and take charge of portions of the work

  • Evaluate cost vs. budget, read reports and use as a tool

  • Assist the Project Engineer with delivery of the project submittals

  • Identify and track changes

  • Interact with inspectors and customer representatives on issues related to the project

  • Develop inspection/test plans and checklists for their work

  • Track operations to develop lessons learned to optimize production

  • Manage document control process and follow through with proper procedures

  • Resolve technical problems within scope of responsibility

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Mining Engineering and have 2-5 years’ experience with major projects in heavy civil construction such as water and wastewater, pipeline, trenchless technologies, transportation, and structures.

  • Possess the ability to successfully negotiate terms and conditions.

  • Manage tight deadlines.

  • Positive attitude with the desire to continue learning.

  • High level of organization and attention to details.

  • Applicants must be able to thrive in fast-paced environments.

  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication to collaborate with various levels of management.

  • Excellent computer software skills including the Microsoft Office suite, AutoCAD or similar 2D-3D software, and scheduling software.