Field Engineer

Requisition ID: 277187 

  • Relocation Authorized: National/International - Single 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Houston, TX 

 

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Project Overview:

Thacker Pass is the largest known lithium resource in the United States. Once complete, the mine and processing facilities will produce more lithium carbonate than any other facility in the United States by far – enough to power 1 million electric vehicles per year.

As the EPCM contractor for Lithium Americas, Bechtel is responsible for managing and integrating the efforts of a team contractors engineering and building the facility. We are also managing procurement of about $1 Billion in goods and services.

Earth work began in 2023 and design and procurement of long-lead equipment is underway.

The project is located in the high desert and wide-open spaces of north-central Nevada about 25 miles from the Oregon border, 1 hour northwest of Winnemucca, Nevada and 3 hours northeast of Reno.

Planned with sustainability and the environment in mind, the facility will use its excess process heat to generate electricity and will recycle process water up to seven times. Once the second phase of the project is complete, Thacker Pass will produce more than 16 times the current U.S. output of lithium.

Bechtel is proud to play a critical role in the U.S. transition to cleaner energy and offers the following opportunity on the Thacker Pass Project.

 

Job Summary:

In this role, you will provide project field engineering specialization and expertise with work planning and packaging, material management, quantity verification and validation, safety and quality control, technical inspection and testing knowledge, and subcontract coordination. Your recommendations will ensure field engineering activities operate safely, are complete, and conform to quality standards and project requirements. #LI-NP1 

 

Major Responsibilities:

Work Planning & Packaging 

  • Prepares construction drawings and sketches. 
  • Facilitates planning construction methods and procedures.  

Material Management 

  • Initiates requisitions for field purchases 
  • Prepares quantity takeoffs of field purchased material and equipment. 
  • Assisting field procurement in receipt inspection and reporting of associated equipment and materials and preventive maintenance requirements

Quantities 

  • Verifies commodities on quantity tracking systems or other computer database systems as required. 

Safety / Quality Control 

  • Ensures zero accident philosophy and requirements are implemented and adhered to by craft and others when in the operational area, and tools and equipment are in safe condition and operated safely. 
  • Recommend design or installation improvements to improve safety on the project.

Technical 

  • Proactively considers continuous learning or show interest to pursue appropriate learning activities 
  • Overall technical responsibility for the civil scope

Subcontract Coordination

  • Reviews inspection test plans
  • Coordinates reviews of subcontractor submittals including accruals for montly invoices
  • Monitoring and review Change Management documentation (Non conformances/Field Changes and As Builts)

 

 Education and Experience Requirements:

  •  Required bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 5-8 years of relevant experience or 9-12 years of relevant work experience

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in oil, gas, refinery, petrochemical, minerals processing or power generating station construction is preferred.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. 
  • Excellent communication and problem solving ability

 

Total Rewards/Benefits:

For decades, Bechtel has worked to inspire the next generation of engineers and beyond! Because our teams face some of the world's toughest challenges, we offer robust benefits to ensure our people thrive. Whether it is advancing careers, delivering programs to enhance our culture, or providing time to recharge, Bechtel has the benefits to build a legacy of sustainable growth. Learn more at bechtel.com/total-rewards.

 

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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.  
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