Construction Lead - Clean Energy & Infrastructure


Requisition ID: 273127 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Single 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Brisbane, QLD 

Bechtel Infrastructure is seeking a Construction Lead - Surface to join the team in Brisbane. The position will be primarily office-based until such a time as mobilization to the field is required. Periodic visits to project sites and/or supplier facilities may be required.  



About the Benefits:

There are many reasons why choosing to join Bechtel is one of the best career decisions you will ever make. In addition to working with talented, dedicated people and having the opportunity to play an integral role in stimulating and challenging local and international projects, Bechtel is committed to offering employees the benefits and resources to live healthy lives.


With a market aligned salary package and annual discretionary performance bonus scheme in place, employee wellbeing is also at the centre of our business - promoted through our strong health and safety focus and private health cover including access to a leading employee assistance program.



About the Role:

As the Construction Lead – Surface, you will support early project activities, providing specialist construction expertise in matters related to Heavy Civil construction, including tunnelling and underground works, bulk earthworks and roads, dam construction, temporary and permanent utilities, material processing and site establishment.


You will be responsible for the development of the construction execution strategy for one of Bechtel’s pre-construction studies in conjunction with the Bechtel Project Development team.


Your duties will include:

  • Provides specialist input into Project Management, Engineering, Procurement, Risk, Estimating and Project Controls activities including development of, but not limited to:
    • Project estimates
    • Project construction schedules
    • Tender documentation
    • Documentation in support of project execution plans
  • Lead development of Construction Execution Plan
  • Coordinate and facilitate constructability, value engineering efforts, schedule development and estimating workshops with contractors and suppliers.
  • Evaluate tender submissions from potential contractors and suppliers against pre-determined criteria.
  • Review standard plans and specifications for constructability and conformance to regulatory requirements.
  • Other duties as required.



What You Bring:

  • Degree in Civil or Construction Management, with experience on major infrastructure projects such as dams, tunnelling, mass earthwork, hydroelectrical or other renewable projects; including pre-construction.
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction activities within the heavy civil discipline.
  • Mechanical and Electrical discipline experience would be beneficial, but not essential.
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.


Working Rights in Australia without employer sponsorship are required.


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Why Choose Bechtel?

At Bechtel, we know that people like you deliver our customers’ projects—projects with a purpose that create a lasting positive legacy in the communities where we live and work.


Just as we are committed to helping our customers achieve their visions, we are committed to offering the best people in the industry—people like you—with rewarding, challenging, and flexible long-term careers.


People like you are needed on projects that create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.



Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.