Calista Corporation Student Project Engineer in Fairbanks, Alaska

The Student Project Engineer is responsible for assisting the Project Manager, onsite Superintendent, Foreman, and Project Engineer with documentation and administrative functions of the project. This is a temporary position expected to last for approximately four (4) months or longer. The Student Project Engineer will mostly work in the field and occasionally in the office.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Collect timecards and equipment usage reports.

  • Assist Superintendent with daily project reports.

  • Enter information into Heavy Job software daily for time and equipment entry; maintain quantities and apprise Superintendent of all costs and quantities.

  • Review and calculate quantities upon receipt of pay estimate.

  • Coordinate tasks with grade checker.

  • Communicate with the grade checkers for quantity calculations.

  • Administer site storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP).

  • Maintain an organized field office.

  • Maintain job diary, job photograph and video logs.

  • Draft route correspondence as needed.

  • Document changed work and conditions for Superintendent, Project Manager and Corporate Office.

  • Assist with project health, safety and environmental requirements.

  • Assist Superintendent and Project Engineer with updating project schedule.

  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

  • Performother duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Requirements:


  • Basic knowledge of construction industry and willingness to learn heavy civil construction trade.

  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.

  • Ability to gather and analyze information skillfully and develop alternative solutions.

  • Ability to work well in group problem solving situations.

  • Ability to focus on solving conflict, maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to communicate utilizing both verbal and written methods.

  • Ability to set and achieve challenging goals; demonstrate persistence and overcome obstacles.

  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently.

  • Ability to approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure;

  • Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and thoroughness; ability to look for ways to improve and promote quality; ability to apply feedback to improve performance; ability to monitor own work to ensure quality.

  • Ability to observe safety and security procedures, determine appropriate action beyond guidelines, report potentially unsafe conditions, and use equipment and materials properly.

  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, change approach or method to best fit the situation, and able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Ability to follow instructions, and respond to management direction.

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Type 45 words per minute and should have adequate knowledge of database software, spreadsheet software and word processing software.

  • Good working knowledge of various personal computer business software applications presently used by the Company, and ability to learn new applications.


  • Completion of 2 or 3 years’ postsecondary education in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Engineering or related course studies.

  • Experience in the construction industry preferred; heavy civil construction strongly preferred.

  • Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) Certification preferred.

  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word and Excel.

  • Valid current state Driver’s License .

  • Ability to pass a drug, driving record and background screening.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is based in Alaska remote locations, but consistent with typical construction environments. Work may require weekend and/or evening work.

PHYSICAL/VISUAL/MENTAL/ENVIRONMENAL DEMANDS: The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical Effort: Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching overhead, talking, grasping, lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs., hand/eye coordination. Visual Acuity: Continuous close vision. Frequent distance/peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus. Mental Effort: Continuous analytical thinking, effective verbal and written communication, handling stress and emotions, concentrating on tasks, remembering/examining/observing details, adjusting to changes. Frequent decision making. Environmental Effort: Frequent exposure to cold outdoor temperatures, heavy machinery hazards, dirt, dryness, fumes/gases/odors, dust, grease/oil/mud, moving mechanical parts, working alone and with others.PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and spouses, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003-2(i).Additionally, Brice Inc.’s policy is to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, Brice Inc.’s policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: It is Brice Incorporated’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements.

Requisition ID: 14.0.15COMPANY1