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Senior Fire Protection Engineer - MEP

Requisition ID:  257874

Requisition Posting End Date: 08/31/2022

Senior Mechanical Engineers

 About Bechtel:

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.


Reporting and Working Relationships:

a)      reports to the Mechanical Engineering Group Supervisor (EGS).

b)      works in close coordination with other Mechanical Senior Engineers and Subject Matter Experts

(SMEs) in other offices, nominated for project execution activities.

c)       provides oversight and advise to the Designers on aspects related to Process Flow Diagrams and

Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams at the interface and tie-in points.

d)      have working relationship and coordination with all other disciplines and all other entities within the

Project execution team to ensure cross-functional alignment.


Essential Duties (Scope):

This role will help in the development, review, and finalization of critical project deliverables like Design Criteria, Design calculations (example, flow and pressure-drop calculations for system distribution and collection mains), System sizing calculations for fire protection, Data sheets, Project specifications, Material and Service Requisitions, Technical Bid Evaluations, System Descriptions, Contract Package Scope Dictionaries, Line Lists, Valve Lists, and any other Study / Report required during project execution activities for Mechanical Engineering discipline. The person shall engage with a cross-discipline and cross-functional team of Senior Engineers, Engineers and Designers / 3D-Modelers, SMEs including Project Engineers, Owner representatives, Construction representatives and other stakeholders in other functions like Quality, ES&H, Procurement and Project Controls. The key objectives for this role are to:


a)      Originate, develop, mature and complete, on behalf of the Mechanical EGS, the deliverables (as

explained above) for Fire Protection System.

b)      Work with the Mechanical EGS to assist in providing technical inputs and Fire Protection System

requirements for other commodity design and engineering activities, e.g. structural steel, concrete,

piping, electrical equipment and instrumentation.

c)  Coordinate with Layout, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineers on the project to obtain and

integrate respective interface inputs for equipment and package definition.

d)    Work with the Sub-contractors to assist in assuring conformance to Owner requirements in the design

and development including review of Sub-contractor data and information.

e)     Participate in training sessions related to use of new tools and applications.


Basic Qualifications:

a)     11 to 20 years of Project or functional experience in the EPC industry, especially related to Oil, Gas and Chemicals, or Mining and

metals Business units, or in Power plants as part of Infrastructure projects etc.

b)      Familiarity of common engineering, procurement and construction work processes, supply chain and other constructions methods and

materials including usage of engineering applications to produce deliverables.

c)     Knowledgeable about codes and standards used in fire protection systems.

d)    Strong, proven experience within the Mechanical engineering discipline for design and engineering practices, equipment data

definition, procurement, construction, handover processes and related activities pertaining to Fire Protection systems, and equipment.

This includes, but is not limited to, direct/indirect exposure and detail engineering experience with the following types of equipment and


·        Fire water tank with associated pumping systems

·        Diesel engine driven Fire pump

·        Jockey pump

·        Hydrants

·        Foam water system

·        Piping and Valves

·        Sprinklers and hoses

·        Fire extinguishers

e)      Good understanding of the information lifecycle of project data – how information is exchanged between

functions/disciplines and ownership of data transitions throughout the life of a project including an understanding of Who the owner of

trusted data is at any point in a project.

f)       Business understanding for data usage and consumption patterns.

g)      Good understanding of the link between work processes and tools/applications.

h)      Naturally curious and strong desire to solve problems. Innovative mind and willingness to learn and master new concepts, systems,

processes, and tools.

i)        Intuitive ability to analyze and integrate data to solve analytical problems.

j)        Clear communication of complex methods in layman’s terms.

k)      Ability to think out of the box with questioning attitude.

l)       Ability to interact and communicate effectively and precisely with other team members in other offices, including other discipline

engineers and SMEs.


Preferred Requirements:

a)      Good communication and presentation skills.

b)      Construction experience (job site experience) will be a plus.

c)       Having worked in more than one Function/Business unit will be a plus.

d)      Experience and or understanding of Contracts and Procurement practices and methods.

e)      Design thinking and Innovative thought-process.

f)       Experience with equipment sizing tools and applications.


For Grade 25: 11-14 years of experience

For Grade 26: 15-20 years of experience



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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