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    Job Details

    Position:  Field Engineer I, Kansas City
    Posted:   04/11/2023

    Do you have 3 to 5 years of engineering, geology, or construction management experience and are looking for the next step in your career? CAPE has an exciting opening for a Field Engineer I to join our Federal Remediation Team. The Field Engineer will provide direct onsite support to many environmental remediation projects at the Former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.

    The types of construction and remediation projects we work on vary greatly nationwide! Recent examples include dredging contaminated sediment in Hawaii and Washington; in situ chemical oxidation in Nevada; groundwater treatment building construction for emerging contaminants in New Jersey; explosives removal and cleanup in California, Kansas, and Palau(!); landfill capping and closure in Kansas; etc. Refer to our website for more information: https://www.cape-inc.com/projects

    In this position you will work closely with many talented people including project managers, remediation superintendents and crew, safety and health professionals, QC managers, engineers and scientists, CADD/GIS technicians, field technicians and technical writers. You will provide valuable field support in communicating field information concerning QC, engineering design, evaluations and assessments, reports, process optimization and technical program development and implementation.

    At CAPE, the Field Engineer role serves as a jumping off point to the project management career path. While working in this position, you will gain valuable field experience that will poise the successful candidate for entry to our project management tract. Typical duration in this position is 2 to 3 years, with the position then transitioning to the project management career path. During your time as a Field Engineer, you will be closely mentored by the Corporate QC Manager to ensure you achieve the milestones needed to move to the project management career path.We also highly encourage and support professional development and have reimbursement policies in place for licensing and continuing education (i.e., PE, PMP, PG), including bonuses for acquiring licenses.

    CAPE has spent many years conducting environmental cleanups at several sites across the Former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant resulting in closure and reuse, greatly benefiting the environment and surrounding community. You will join a dynamic team and have a unique opportunity to work directly with senior project management personnel. Additionally, typical workdays at Sunflower are Monday – Thursday, largely resulting in 3 day weekends.



    • Implement the site-specific QC plan
    • Conduct onsite inspections for adherence to established procedures
    • Daily documentation of all inspections and testing
    • Submittal review and approval
    • Implement construction quality management principles (3-phase QC process if familiar with USACE terminology)
    • Identify and document deficiencies
    • Document the implemented corrective action for any identified deficiencies
    • Attend project meetings (kickoff, coordination, mutual understanding, regular client meetings)
    • Communicate effectively via oral and written means
    • Act with integrity and commit to quality
    • Foster teamwork and value diversity
    • Coordinate with vendors, sub-contractors, manufacturers and laboratories
    • Display a consistent effort to listen, comprehend and act in response to the needs of both internal and external clients to provide excellent service and client satisfaction

    $90,000-$100,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Company truck provided for use at the jobsite. 10% Signing bonus.  


    • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Retirement savings plan including both traditional and Roth 401(k) with up to 4% match and lowest in class fees
    • Health savings account (HSA) with investment option
    • Flexible spending account (FSA)
    • Paid annual leave
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Other voluntary benefits options

    No out of town travel for candidates local to the Kansas City area as the project site is about 30 minutes from Kansas City, MO.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geology, Physical Sciences, Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Building Construction, or Building Science
    • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in technical field of expertise consisting of design, operations, field and construction experience with at least one (1) year of experience in each area.
    • EIT registration preferred
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Ability to submit verification of U.S. citizenship
    • Experience in remediation and/or construction work and ensuring quality.
    • Experience working with both subcontractors and self-performing crews as on-site project quality control representative.
    • Safety training like HazWOPER 40-hour worker and annual OSHA HazWOPER refresher course highly desired


    For 37 years, CAPE has delivered construction and environmental remediation solutions to governmental and private organizations nationwide. As a $100 M small business, we have Nationwide contracts with the USACE, USN and USAF totaling over $20 B in prime contract capacity.  As a top 3 SB in our industry, our $12 B portfolio also includes unrestricted contracts where we compete against large businesses for task order awards.  We routinely partner with other small and large businesses to provide better responsiveness in support of achieving our clients goals.

    Our projects are high-profile environmental remediation projects involving cleanup of contaminated soil, groundwater, and sediment. The culture of our company is one of working together to achieve our clients objectives, company goals and employee’s professional goals and is succinctly and accurately defined as “We, Not Me” behavior. To ensure long-term, sustainable growth, we tailor our 3-year vision to be ahead of our industry in delivering our projects, align with our clients and team partners to improve our existing market share and develop new services to support smart growth.


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