Position Title:
Field Engineer / Office Engineer – UC Davis
Date Posted:
Pleasanton, CA
Job Category:
Salary Interval:
Application Instructions

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

Verification of Employment Eligibility through I-9 Express
Substance Abuse Screening
Physical Exam (if applicable)
Background Checks for Badging/Security Clearances (if applicable)

Only current students and graduates of the University of California, Davis are eligible to apply to this job requisition. Attendance at the 2021 Engineering and Tech Internship and Career Fair is also required.

Position Description

About Hensel Phelps

At Hensel Phelps, construction is our business. With world-class leadership and a well-honed approach developed over more than three quarters of a century, we employ expertise, experience, and ingenuity to build landmark properties – and build lasting relationships with our clients. We approach every project “The Hensel Phelps Way,” inspiring trust and delivering excellence in all we do. Our comprehensive construction services – from preconstruction through constructability and field management – deliver superior results on time and on budget. Hensel Phelps’ Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) technology enhances our ability to deliver projects faster, more cost effectively and with a greater level of quality.

The Hensel Phelps Way is built on four pillars: People, Process, Partnership and Technology.


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, as well as optional participation in a flexible spending account (FSA). 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 are also eligible for a company cell phone or cell phone allowance in accordance with company policy. Further, salaried employees also receive either a vehicle or vehicle allowance in accordance with Hensel Phelps’ policies.

Compensation Range: Colorado Job Postings Only

Position Description

The Field Engineer (FE) works directly for the Superintendent as his/her primary responsibility.  The position is normally used as an entry-level position preparatory to becoming an Office Engineer or Project Engineer.  The primary purpose of the position is to train Hensel Phelps management staff how to build projects in the field; and aid the Superintendent in front-line field management.  It is considered primarily a training position, but 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 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.   

Essential Duties

Layout (surveying) work. 
Assist in gathering quantities of work in place and reporting same for the weekly and monthly Cost Control reports; on small projects, the FE may also do the time keeping.
Check concrete forms for accuracy and adequacy of construction, including all embedded items before placement of concrete.
Assist with quality control, safety program, and coordination of subcontractors as delegated by the Project Superintendent.
Coordinate material deliveries by checking material requirements in advance and comparing with the delivery status.  Additionally, verify materials delivered to the job for quantity, quality, and condition, and check for missing and/or damaged items.
Assist Foremen with interpretation of plans and specifications.
Work closely with the Project Superintendent to avoid duplication of effort, as well as to report individual progress and activities so they can be continually evaluated and corrected, if necessary.
Direct a small work force (e.g., a small labor crew) to gain supervisory experience.
Working knowledge of how the VDC Scope of Work, VDC Execution Plan, and VDC deliverables align to the project planning strategies related to field operations (i.e., schedule, model coordination for submittals, constructability review, installation validation, BIM to Field Layout, Field Layout to BIM).  Ability to review and navigate within the current 3D model viewing and scheduling software and collaborate with the VDC team.

Position Requirements


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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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, including performance of religious obligations, age, weight, height, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status, marital or domestic partner status, ancestry, national origin, disability or AIDS/HIV status, or protected veteran status in regard to any position for which the employee or applicant for employment is qualified, or because of association with members of classes protected in this policy. 

Hensel Phelps will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation related to completing the online application, please contact Christine Hudson (CHudson@henselphelps.com).