Field Engineer | Marine Construction

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.

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Orion Marine Group has an immediate opening for a Field Engineer , in Tampa, FL. This position is accountable for providing field engineering project support to Orion Marine Construction, Inc. 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 Engineer/Manager, Project Superintendent, Foremen, Safety Representative, Boat Captain, Pile Driver, Welders, Carpenters, Helpers, Laborers and other skilled or semi-skilled craft workers 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.
  • Represents Orion Marine in a business-like and professional manner.
  • Engages in site layout, cost estimating, construction planning, scheduling, material procurement, quality control and job site safety.
  • Performs quantity tracking (including calculations) and cost coding for purposes of productivity analysis and accurate job cost forecasting.
  • Provides document control for correspondence, submittals, RFI’s, etc.
  • Prepares daily reports as related to crews, progress and issues.
  • Performs drafting and similar graphical work.
  • Works with project staff to ensure structures are built in conformance with the contract requirements.
  • 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.
  • Maintains condition adjustment of surveying equipment.
  • Coordinates surveying activities with the assigned engineer to meet the construction requirements.
  • Assist in carrying out a variety of basic field duties at the job site related to general construction.
  • Authorized and obligated to stop work on any task or series of tasks whenever an unsafe condition or situation is anticipated or observed.
  • Responsible and accountable for incumbent’s own personal safety.
  • 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.
  • Complies with all applicable laws, regulations and Company policies and procedures promptly, and 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.)

Position Requirements:

  • A B.S. Degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering/Construction Science or related discipline, or equivalent work experience is preferred.
  • 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 be able to read and interpret drawings and specifications.
  • The incumbent must have the ability to perform and be proficient in geometrical and mathematical calculations.
  • The knowledge and ability necessary to perform layout and surveying is greatly valued.
  • A person in this position will report to a jobsite field office, whose location may require travel.
  • 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, personal flotation devices (PFD’s) or other protective equipment as required by the work performed and location the work is being done.

In addition, the Field Engineer must also 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
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working at elevated heights
  • Lifting objects up to 50 lbs. as required
  • Carrying 50 lb. objects as required
  • Adapting to extreme temperature changes
  • Adapting to 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.

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.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • equivalent: 1 year
  • Marine Construction: 4 years