Tank Survey

Requisition ID: 275531 

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


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Project Overview

Bechtel is partnering with NextDecade to support their vision to provide the world access to lower carbon intensive energy with their Rio Grande LNG (RGLNG) project in Brownsville, Texas.


RGLNG is a natural gas liquefaction and export terminal situated on a 984-acre site on the banks of the Brownsville ship channel. The first phase of the RGLNG project consists of three liquefaction trains, two storage tanks and one marine berth. At full capacity, the five-train facility will have a production capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum (MTPA


Position Summary

Assigned to the Construction organization as a Tanks Survey Engineer, responsible for providing field and office support as required to the tanks construction team. The TPC Chief reports directly to the Project Lead Surveyor (LS). The TPC interprets design drawings and specifications to determine associated commodities and equipment locations and leads a field survey team in support of the tank construction activities in the work area.



The Tanks Survey Engineer duties include, but not limited to, the following:  

  • Provide support to the Tanks Construction Team
  • Coordinates the field work required with the Tanks Field Engineers
  • Support the survey team’s implementation of the project safety, quality, and environmental programs
  • Responsible for the accurate layout of construction work, recordation of field data according to job specifications and appropriate methods of performing survey activities
  • Perform duties of a Party Chief on a direct-hire survey crew
  • Utilize survey instruments in accordance with Bechtel survey procedures including Robotic Total Station, GNSS equipment and digital level.
  • Develop and maintain survey data
  • Interprets design drawings and specifications to determine associated commodities and equipment locations
  • Perform and/or check survey computations utilizing AutoCAD Civil3D software as required in the performance of duties
  • Provide Civil and Mechanical project completion documentation including "As-Built" records
  • Perform settlement monitoring and create reports. (Monitoring Points and Horizontal Inclinometer)
  • Perform Calibration Baseline checks of survey instruments
  • Support the administration of the survey work request program
  • Perform verifications of subcontract survey work, if applicable
  • Support the 3D Laser Scanning operations, including reality capture
  • Providing direction and training to less experienced survey team members


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Engineering/Technical degree and at least 3 years’ experience in heavy construction/industrial surveying, with modern instruments and software, with at least 1 years’ supervisorial experience or 9 years’ experience (in lieu of a degree), with at least 2 years’ supervisorial experience.
  • Multi-Disciplined Field Engineering Survey experience with tank construction associated earthwork, excavation, concrete, structural steel, mechanical, and piping, etc. installation layout and verification
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction methods and processes customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s “Zero Incidents” safety program.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel quality standards. Must have a solid record of successful project completion with little to zero rework
  • Knowledge of construction survey principles
  • Knowledge of supervisory functions relating to industrial surveying field & office activities
  • Demonstrated ability to always maintain a safe work ethic and work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based environment, able to formulate a working relationship with survey team members, other departments, contractors, and survey functional management
  • Initiative-taker, highly motivated, requiring little supervision, and able to work on multiple work fronts, with excellent problem-solving ability
  • Displays effective communications skills crucial to motivating team members and presenting plans in a clear and concise manner
  • Demonstrated experience with Trimble Robotic Total Stations, Digital Levels & GNSS survey systems, and Access field software
  • Proficiency with 3D Survey CAD software, (Civil 3D and Trimble Business Center), including the ability to perform and check digital computations for generation of survey layout data and drafting of as staked/as-built data; generate DTMs and compute volumes
  • Advanced knowledge of data downloading.
  • Intermediate level use of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and Teams
  • Must have experience working on multiple work fronts, working under time constraints, and must be adaptable to changing conditions
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check, including verification of employment and education
  • Must be physically capable to participate in project walkdowns, which may require the following activities, extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, walking on elevated platforms, some at heights exceeding 150 ft., walking on uneven surfaces, climbing in or maneuvering around very small and/or confined spaces, and lifting up to 40lbs without assistance.
  • This project may have multiple work schedules that are subject to change and may require employees to work overtime, weekends and/or night shift when a business need arises


Additional Qualifications

  • Prior Bechtel Survey Mega-Project experience
  • Working knowledge of Bechtel construction procedures
  • Experience with Laser Scanning hardware and software a plus


Position will be located near Brownsville, Texas, USA




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.

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