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Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID:  221449



Role Overview

  • Responsible for activities within the mechanical engineering discipline of the Oil, Gas and Chemicals Business Unit. 
  • Organizes and coordinates assignments.
  • Responsible for the establishment and maintenance of technical standards within the discipline.  This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope and selection of problems for investigation, including the development of novel concepts and approaches when required. 
  • Responsible for acting independently on technical matters pertaining to the field.
  • Receives administrative and technical supervision from the global Chief Engineer in terms of broad general objectives and limits.
  • Exercises administrative and technical supervision over specialist staff.
  • Provides functional oversight of the discipline both on and off project.
  • Maintains contacts with suppliers to keep abreast of developments.  Maintains contact with project management to ensure that a project is receiving adequate numbers of technical support personnel and that the quality of design work is satisfactory.  Maintains contact with outside technical consultants.  Maintains close contact with other chief engineers within Bechtel and the project to ensure uniformity of compliance with company policies, procedures and standards.  Also maintains contact with counterparts in the same discipline within Bechtel for control of staffing, transfers and exchange of technical information.  Contacts client representatives as appropriate to provide technical advice.
  • Maintains continuous contact with work in progress by reviewing or approving, design basis, key drawings or design concepts and specifications developed by the project groups and reviewed by the discipline staff.  Audits project application, implementation and compliance with a project’s Execution Plan, Project Procedures Manual, and with Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs).  Reviews and approves project Design Control Check List (DCCL) and Design Review Notices (DRNs).
  • Provides technical/expert support to project teams and ensures technical quality. 
  • Establishes the discipline training needs, obtains budgeting approval and directs the development of personnel training programs.
  • Conducts annual performance reviews for direct reports and manages, reviews, and approves performance reviews prepared by supervisors.  Holds career development discussions.
  • Implements corporate and global business unit personnel policies for assigned personnel.
  • Inputs to and owns the engineering elements of a project capital estimate (proposals and execution) quantities and budgets for the discipline.  Inputs to, reviews and influences project schedule.
  • Reviews project staffing requirements and assigns qualified technical personnel from within the discipline.
  • Directs the development of and approves design guides, standard specifications, work processes, Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs) and design procedures in the discipline and oversees coordination between disciplines.
  • Reviews unusual or complex design problems, provides guidance for their solution either personally, by subordinate staff or by outside consultants.
  • Maintains knowledge of new developments in the discipline through technical literature and by contacts within and outside Bechtel.
  • Champions within the discipline the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
    Basic Qualifications
  • Applicant must have BSME/BSChE or equivalent degree.


Additional Information

  • A professional license in an appropriate engineering or scientific discipline, from a recognized licensing board preferred
  • Extensive work experience that demonstrates responsibilities taken up that are similar to this role, including supervision, preferably in project roles as well as functional/staff roles.
  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment, both static and rotating, in terms of, selection criteria, sizing basis, design calculations, materials as well as development of project deliverables
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical aspects related to mechanical equipment and interfaces with other engineering discipline and construction.
  • Knowledge and understanding of commercial aspects and procurement strategy of mechanical equipment
  • Knowledge of engineering work planning and control methods.
  • Knowledge of related construction practices and the economics involved.
  • Broad knowledge of industry or regulatory codes and standards such as API, ASME, etc.
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of practices and procedures for project control, construction, procurement, quality assurance, environmental safety and health; of the EPC and TIC (total installed cost) businesses; and of the proposal and bid processes.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Preferred Industry Experience: Relevant oil and gas industry experience in multiple types of facilities such as Ethane Cracking, Ethylene facilities, Polyethylene, Acid Gas Removal (UOP, BASF, Huntsman Technologies), LNG (APCI and other MR, CoP, Chart Technologies), Refinery (CDU, VDU, Coker, HTU/ HDS, SRU,FCC, hydrocracker, Sour water stripper, 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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.