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Construction Automation Specialist

Requisition ID:  257905

Requisition Posting End Date: 09/23/2022



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 customer’s objectives to create a lasting positive impact.


We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining and Metals; and Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.


Core to Bechtel are 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 expect, and how we deliver.


Job Summary:

Bechtel is seeking a Construction Automation Specialist for the Manufacturing and Technology team, based to Project Cardinal. This role will part of the Project Information and Innovation Team, and will report to the Construction Automation Lead. They will be responsible for coordinating and leading without authority and ensuring the implementation, integration, data transfers across all functions. They will ensure construction data and automation work processes support Engineering, Procurement, Advanced Work Packaging, Startup/Commissioning, and Client Asset Management goals. The candidate will have extensive experience in construction automation on medium to large EPC projects and be able to provide input identifying and implementing Construction applications and integration opportunities to maximize the benefits to the project.



  • Supports administration and maintains roles, responsibilities and configuration for all construction software applications, both backend and UI as well as ongoing user administration.
  • Supports coordination with project teams to ensure implementation of Project Automation Plan, Project Information and Innovation Plan including all EPC automation integrations as well as external systems.
  • Supports the project and construction groups, providing advice and counsel on software application and design features to the Construction Automation Lead for review.
  • Enforces the data requirements to support construction work processes (SWPPs).
  • Coordinate with design engineering, procurement, project controls and other departments to establish automated data transfer between applications. 
  • Ability to automate 3rd party data through various extraction, transformation and loading plans while also validating data integrity and completeness.
  • Manage configuration of project applications to meet project specific requirements.
  • Understand reporting requirements for each application and configure reports accordingly.  Ensure reports are accurate reflections of the data and are functioning as intended.
  • Initiated and manages all reporting tools (including but not limited to) SSRS and Power BI to develop reports and dashboards for project teams.
  • Implements and recommends changes to the Level 1 Automation Execution Plan
  • Assists in the development and coordination of end user training for all Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs) and Client tools processes and data requirements
  • Actively seeks out opportunities to improve the enterprise through knowledge gained, lessons learned and implementation of same with a questioning attitude and drive for higher efficiency.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of related work experience, 9 years in lieu of degree
  • Prior experience as a Coordinator / Administrator or Super User of similar Construction type systems
  • Experience with building SSRS reports and Power BI dashboards
  • Experience with Navisworks modeling software
  • Possess a strong understanding of Bechtel’s progress measurement process (QURR).
  • Possess the ability to interface with all other project functions (IE. Engineering, Procurement, Project Controls, Startup, Safety, Quality, Subcontractors, Project Management including the Client) and develop an understanding of the entire project data realm.
  • Possess a strong understanding of Bechtel’s progress measurement process (QURR).
  • Possess the ability to understand the data, infer data relationships, build and run data validation queries to recognize anomalies and develop recovery plans.
  • Willingness to learn and apply effective skills in support of other project automation initiatives (DSC, Power Apps, Power Automate, Drones/GIS, etc).
  • Consistently seeks out unsolicited feedback from customers and end users for improvements
  • Willingness to cross train, learn new applications and take on new application support
  • Minimum of 3 years of SQL database administration and management, including but not limited to:
    • Create/Manage Users, Security roles, Schemas, Tables, Views, Stored Procedures, Triggers and Job Tasks
    • Script Optimization
    • Data Validation
    • ETL
    • Recovery Plans


Preferred Qualifications:

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of Bechtel's standard construction automation portfolio
  • In depth knowledge of the Microsoft Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI and SharePoint Online)
  • Experience in Engineering related applications like SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant P&D, SmartPlant Instrumentation.
  • Experience with 4D implementation and Autodesk modeling tools and visualization is desirable
  • Knowledge of Datacentric concepts and applications
  • Experience in data management for handover to client
  • Experience with turnover processes
  • Familiarity with Oracle, Access databases and SharePoint Online
  • Knowledge and understanding of Adapters and APIs for data integration with other applications Eg. S3D, Aconex, SPPID, Revit, etc.




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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.