Marine Construction Field Engineer

Requisition ID: 273999 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Single 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Brownsville, TX 


Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.


Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.


Core to Bechtel is our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in energy, infrastructure, mining, and metals and nuclear, security and environmental. Today, our colleague's team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. The Infrastructure Global Business Unit (GBU) is executing site civil and marine scopes of work associated with our scopes of work on the Energy GBU LNG projects. The candidate will serve as the Marine Construction Field Engineer on the upcoming Rio Grande LNG project. The work location is Brownsville, TX.


Position Summary

The Marine Construction Field Engineer is responsible for managing, coordinating, and administering the project from planning through procurement, construction, and turn-over. Supervises the development of budgets and schedules, manages performance, reports progress, and initiates action to assure program/project objectives and schedules are met and work is performed within budget and according to specifications. Resolves problems and coordinates the final turnover of work to downstream work activities. Provides leadership for the development and maintenance of a high-performance project team. Has overall responsibility for scope execution, ensuring that Program/Project is delivered within contract requirements, standards of quality and safety and to Customer and Bechtel performance expectations.



  • Coordinate with engineering on constructability and design issues relating to the civil discipline such as steel erection, earthworks, piling and concrete.
  • Establish a civil design/field engineering working relationship and lines of communication with the Project Engineer, including agreement on civil engineering deliverables and overall construction application configuration management.
  • Responsible for quantity take-off, control, tracking, reporting, and forecasting for civil discipline.
  • Specify the civil criteria for construction of temporary construction facilities as required. Direct the preparation of requisitions for field procured materials, material substitution, services, and equipment such reinforcing steel and platework.
  • Approve field requisitions as delegated by the Project Field Engineer.
  • Review material receiving reports and warehousing to assure delivery of correct civil materials.
  • Coordinate and monitor the interfaces for civil data exchange to support the construction automation plan and the project controls program requirements at the jobsite. Coordinate with Field Supervision and Subcontractors to plan/support construction schedules.
  • Develop and manage the civil construction quality program. Direct preparation of cost estimates for civil construction activities and coordinate the preparation of cost reports, forecast and progress reports.
  • Plan and recommend civil procedures to be implemented by Field Supervision to ensure construction operations are within requirements of engineering design and specifications.
  • Work with customer’s resident engineering and operating personnel to coordinate civil construction activities.
  • Coordinate subcontract activities to ensure civil materials, equipment and quality comply with design plans and specifications.
  • Implement controls over variables affecting civil installation job progress such as steel erection and platework receipt. Also ensure engineering and procurement provide timely delivery of drawings, materials and equipment and that other corporate programs are fully utilized. Administer major subcontract changes regarding the civil discipline and represent the company in major contractual discussions and negotiations.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 8-10 years of relevant experience or 12-14 years of relevant work experience
  • Have a working knowledge of structural construction operations, construction surveying, excavation and backfill operations, pile/foundation installation, work in and around water and concrete installation.
  • Technical knowledge of drainage on infrastructure projects, including open-cut excavation, trenching, grading, and general construction work in and around sensitive watercourses.
  • Knowledge of construction technologies.
  • Knowledge of supervisory functions relating to field activities.
  • Familiarity with current industry quality standards.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H). Demonstrable commitment to a Zero Accident safety program.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Direct hire mass excavation and backfill.
  • Direct hire shallow soil stabilization and soil solidification.
  • Direct hire stockpile management and onsite trucking management experience.
  • Direct Hire Marine Construction Experience
  • Piling installation experience including driven concrete piles, pipe piles, sheet piles and combi wall structures.
  • Knowledge of Dredging operations


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of supervisory functions relating to construction field activities.
  • Experience of roadway construction, bridge construction, Piling/foundation installation and Marine Construction
  • Extensive understanding of production management including scheduling.
  • Sound communication skills.
  • Sound interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of cost management including estimating and forecast development.
  • Experience in civil construction on large projects related to Oil and Gas Industry.
  • Previous supervisory experience within civil discipline.



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 four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. 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.

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