Lead Mechanical Superintendent

Requisition ID: 275691 

  • Relocation Authorized: National/International - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Gregory, 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; and Mining & Metals 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 can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview

The Cheniere Corpus Christi Liquefaction (CCL) Project is a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export facility located on the north shore of Corpus Christi Bay in Gregory, Texas. The 1,000+ acre facility started bulk early works in July 2015 as the first greenfield export facility in the United States. Bechtel has successfully and safely completed construction and it now consists of three operating Trains with an LNG production capacity of approximately 15 million tons per year (MTPA), three LNG storage tanks with combined capacity of 480,000 cubic meters of LNG, 2 Jetty superstructures that can accommodate the world’s largest vessels, and dozens of associated buildings and utilities.


Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project Stage 3 (CCL3) is a new phase at the existing CCL facility and will consist of seven midscale liquefaction trains with an LNG production capacity of approximately 10 MTPA and associated infrastructure including utilities. CCL3 will perform all this work predominantly on a direct hire basis with support from only a few specialty and service subcontractors.


Position Summary

The Lead Mechanical Superintendent will be a supervisory position. Responsible for the organization and direction of mechanical construction and related activities, which may be in a single area or across multiple areas. Coordinates with other discipline superintendents within assigned area of operation and, if required, with the client’s resident representatives on jobsite activities. General responsibilities are to ensure assigned mechanical operations are compliant with all ES&H policies and procedures, design/specifications, completed on schedule, within budget and to quality standards.


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide ES&H leadership to personnel assigned to the mechanical department. This includes preparation and implementation of safety procedures and leading Bechtel and subcontractor safety meetings.
  • Responsible for overall supervision of mechanical personnel in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Ensures performance evaluations are conducted on assigned direct hire craft.
  • Performing end of year performance reviews for field non-manual direct reports
  • Ensures personnel receive progressive training to enable them to assume additional responsibilities.
  • Responsible for the mechanical workforce organization including coordinating activities with designated managers or corporate resource departments, preparing, and submitting craft personnel requisitions, and ensuring effective personnel utilization.
  • Manage the 90 day and four week look ahead schedules for labor and equipment.
  • Prepares Field Material Requisitions (FMRs) for tools and consumables; also, monitors tool usage and ensures the craft personnel have the tools they require to be productive
  • Coordinates the preparation and implementation of specific reports and/or forecasts including construction schedules, expenditures, craft personnel requirements, material and equipment requirements, and other general administrative functions associated with industrial mechanical construction activities.
  • Controls expenditures for labor, equipment, material and services and ensures mechanical operations are within budget.
  • Participates in contracts and subcontracts negotiations.
  • Coordinates activities with other disciplines, areas, and/or client’s resident representatives as instructed by construction management.
  • Responsible for ensuring operational plans and onsite activities of the mechanical workforce (including Bechtel staff, subcontractors, suppliers, clients and their representatives, and others as may be assigned) coincide with overall established schedules.
  • Maintains relationships with the client and their representatives, as assigned.
  • Responsible for the implementation of corporate/project policies, procedures, and instructions
  • Ensures corporate policies and procedures are fully implemented. Establishes field procedures and objectives within corporate policies and procedures, as necessitated by conditions at a jobsite.
  • Plans and implements procedures to ensure mechanical construction operations are continuously adhering to engineering designs, specifications, quality standards, schedules, and budget.
  • Overall responsibility for worker safety on the project implementing a Zero Accidents philosophy
  • Ensure construction site cleanliness and housekeeping requirements are met
  • Monitor compliance with the Environmental Control Plan for all mechanical operations.
  • Monitor compliance with jobsite work rules within the mechanical team and take corrective action if required


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications

  • Construction experience on an LNG construction site especially along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
  • Understanding of applicable Bechtel work processes including Standard Work Process Procedures.
  • Advanced knowledge of Project Bechtel Standard Applications (BSAPs) including Setroute, Unifier, Aconex, DSCS, PTR, Agile, Navisworks, and other automation tools which are used on Bechtel projects.
  • Sound understanding of performance management processes such as Six Sigma.
  • Advanced understanding of production management including scheduling.
  • Basic knowledge of cost management including estimating and forecast development.


Additional Information

Work requires the physical ability to conduct field inspections including but not limited to: extensive walking in and around a construction site often in high heat and high humidity conditions, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, working on elevated platforms, working on uneven surfaces, and working in small or confined spaces. Some lifting may be required. Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress). Must be able to use appropriate standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e. harness, life vest, lift buckets, 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 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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