Engineering Automation Lead

Requisition ID: 273336 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: New Delhi 


Company Overview:

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.


Bechtel India is a global operation that supports execution of projects and services around the world. Working seamlessly with business line home offices, project sites, customer organizations and suppliers, our teams have delivered more than 125 projects since our inception in 1994.

Our offices in Gurgaon, Vadodara and Chennai will grow significantly and sustainably with exciting career opportunities for both professionals and young graduates who are passionate about creating a cleaner, greener, and safer world; building transformational infrastructure; making decarbonization a reality; and protecting people and the environment.



Job Summary:

The Engineering Automation Lead role is core of Bechtel's data-centric execution strategy and digital delivery of the project’s Engineering BSAPs and SCPs, including 3D modeling, P&ID, Electrical and Instrumentation software, Inspec and BIM. The role is responsible for developing and implementing project Engineering Automation/BIM Plan in alignment with Engineering work-process, and Engineering deliverables (data and documents) for the Procurement, Construction, Startup, and Project Controls functions. He/she will work with the Project Engineering Manager (PEM), Project BIM Manager, Engineering Group Supervisors (EGS), Application Support Group, and IS&T to develop an Automation strategy, get it implemented and executed successfully. The role demands clear understanding of client requirements (both internal and external) and aligning Project Automation and BIM Execution Plans accordingly.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement complete Project Engineering Automation plan / BIM Plan, including automation scope for each Engineering discipline (3D mode, steel detailing, P&ID, Electrical & Instrumentation, Interoperability, Equipment lists, etc), and Engineering inputs to other functions
  • Support project engineering team in developing Component Numbering Procedure, Project Integration Diagrams and EDP 4.47 (Deliverables to Procurement, Construction, Startup, and Project Controls)
  • Work with Project and Cross-Functional teams to implement common data environment like BIM360 and Inspec
  • Support and coordinate with Construction towards implementation of Advanced Work-Packaging (AWP) across Engineering applications
  • Develop and implement 3D model interoperability between AEC toolset (Revit/ Civil3D etc.) and Process Plant toolset (Smart3D/ Plant3D etc.)
  • Coordinate with Procurement, Construction, Startup, and Project Controls functions and seek / provide necessary support
  • Develop and implement data quality and quantity dashboards on Project
  • Implement functional automation requirements on the project
  • Develop and maintain lessons learnt on Project
  • Train and upskill project design/engineering teams in automation processes and tools
  • Conduct regular assessments to review the implementation of the engineering automation, and level of maturity achieved on the project
  • Serves as a liaison between IT staff, Application support group, Project Innovation & Information Management Team (PIIM) and Software development team
  • Identify opportunities for cross-functional work process improvements
  • Maximize use of Automation and identify gaps and opportunities for improvement on Project
  • Coordinate with other automation teams on the project to ensure data delivery as per the project data exchange plan.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computers or related science from a four-year accredited college or university and 16+ years’ experience; or in lieu of degree, 20+ years of progressive experience in relevant industry.
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience as Automation / Application Support Professional in Engineering, Procurement and Construction industry.
  • Self-motivated individual willing to lead the project’s Engineering Automation implementation with minimal supervision.
  • Good understanding of Engineering workprocesses and deliverables to Procurement, Construction, Startup, and Project Controls.
  • Familiarity with Autodesk (Revit, NavisWorks, BIM360, etc), Hexagon (Smart3D, SPID, SPI, SIOP,) and other associated (Tekla, Setroute, Inspec) authoring software, including features, functions, and limitations.
  • Working knowledge of at least two of the Engineering software like Smart3D, Revit, Tekla, CDE/BIM360, SPI, Tekla, INSPEC, and 3D model interoperability.
  • Knowledge of engineering data exchange methodologies – extraction of data from authoring tools, data adaptors, databroker, staging data, Common Data Environment, use of APIs for data aggregation and distribution.
  • Good understanding of Advance Work Package automation requirements for each function.
  • Understands project workflows from design, estimation, construction administration and coordination.
  • Very good interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate well in a team environment.
  • Proficient in oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to manage priorities and take on additional evolving responsibilities.


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.