Designer (Contractual)

Requisition ID:  249720

Requisition Posting End Date: 02/23/2023


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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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.

Position Summary:

Within discipline develops designs for complete and complex engineering systems, structures and plant arrangements with minimum supervision. Plans and executes the presentation of these in graphic form or in detailed scale models. Works independently or with minimum support to design projects.




A. Supervision Received:


§ Receives operational supervision and technical guidance from Supervisor Designer or directly from engineering supervisor.


B. Supervision Exercised


§ Assigns tasks to and monitors work of employees in the group when assigned lead responsibility.


C. Contacts


§ Contacts technical specialists to obtain technical information.




1. Generates 2-D Computer Aided Design (CAD) plant layouts and drawings using Microstation / Auto CAD / Smart Sketch from detailed design 3-D CAD model of high complexity with minimal guidance from others.


2. Proficient in SP3D modelling – Equipment modelling, Raceway, Grounding and lighting. Works independently in the preparation of 3-D CAD design model from which detailed models and/or construction drawings are completed. Assists in constructing detailed models and participates in client model reviews.


3. Is responsible for the accuracy of bulk material quantity take-offs and material requisitions for materials applicable to the discipline.


4. Reviews and checks calculations, design models, drawings and design documents prepared by others in the group and by material suppliers, as assigned.


5. Answers questions from client or construction group on design for assigned responsibility.


6. Compiles, maintains and accesses job drawing files, records, and drawing controls.


7. Works with designers in other disciplines to coordinate for overall design and technical requirements.


8. Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.


9. When working in a lead-role:


a) Assigns tasks to best use the knowledge, experience and capabilities of less experienced designers/drafters assigned.


b) Reviews and checks 2-D Computer Aided Design (CAD) plant layouts and drawings and design documents prepared by assigned designers/drafters for quality, accuracy, neatness, functionality and satisfactory completion.


c) Ensures compliance with approved design standards in own work and by those assigned, to provide quality design.


d) Develops work plans and schedules for basic designer tasks based on input and direction from supervisor in discipline.


e) Provides on-the-job training for personnel within assigned lead responsibility.




Min. 10 to 15 Years of experience, Sound knowledge of CAD design and drafting techniques using SP 3D /Microstation, engineering drawing, graphic arts, reading of drawings and reproduction methods used by the discipline.


Familiarity with relevant design standards and guides, Skill in reading, interpreting, and using related documents/ drawings prepared by other project groups.


Knowledge of the application of engineering and construction materials related to the discipline’s design responsibilities.


Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, design criteria, and codes relevant to the discipline.


Thorough Knowledge and understanding of Raceway, lighting, grounding design and modelling, cable sizing.


General knowledge of technical responsibilities of other groups associated with the total design effort.


Experience in using Navisworks for model review and clash detection, proficiency in SPR.


Skill in leading the technical work of less experienced designers and/or drafters who share in the design effort.


Extraction and preparation of material quantity take-offs from design drawings.


Able to work in a team and cross functional environment.


Quality control for completeness and adherence to standards


Takes ownership of the role and responsibilities; is well organized, self-motivated, and able to learn independently.


Summary: Within one discipline plans and executes designs from basic data supplied. Reviews drawings and/or constructs detailed scale models showing complete engineered systems, structures and plant arrangements.

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.