Hydropower Project Manager

Requisition ID: 271534 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Houston, TX 

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; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets.


Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.


Core to Bechtel is 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
As a Hydropower Project Manager, you will be responsible for managing, coordinating, and administering the project from the conceptual stages through planning, engineering, procurement, construction, start-up, performance testing, initial operations, and prime contract close-out.  Responsible for assisting Business Development in expanding current work scope, developing proposal technical and pricing strategies and preparing proposal execution strategies/plans where you will also support communications and presentations to customers.  Supervising the development of budgets and schedules, manages performance, reports progress, and initiates action to assure program/project objectives and schedules are met and work is performed within budget and according to specifications. You will resolve problems and coordinate the final turnover of the project to the customer. You will provide leadership for the development and maintenance of a high-performance project team where you will have overall responsibility for Program/Project execution, ensuring that Program/Project is delivered within contract requirements, standards of quality and safety and to Customer and Bechtel performance expectations. 


This position will initially be based in Bechtel's Houston, TX office and require travel or relocation to the project location.



  • Assists BD in developing win plans, preliminary project execution plans, estimating plans, proposal plans, proposals, and contract formulation. 
  • Reviews draft prime contract and proposal documents. 
  • Participates in prime contract negotiations including the negotiations of client/customer deliverables and the schedule for such deliverables.
  • Ensures proper and clear Division of Responsibility (DOR) between Bechtel and JV partners including integrated work processes.
  • Establishes an appropriate, integrated organizational structure, including off-project functional and specialist support. 
  • Defines and communicates roles, responsibilities and authorities to project team members/partners and the Customer to ensure project completion in a safe manner, within budget, on schedule, and in conformance with the appropriate standards, specifications, and applicable regulatory requirements. The project organizational structure should address multiple execution offices, multiple project entities, joint venture, alliance, and consortium arrangements, as appropriate.
  • Ensures scope, design basis and objectives are defined, best practices/lessons learned reviewed, detailed work plans, schedules, budgets and procedures are established, including Execution Plan; Contract Management Plan; Plan for addressing critical cross-functional work processes and systems, etc. 
  • Monitors and controls all contractual commitments to ensure that all work is being performed in accordance with the specifications, drawings, and terms of the contract, that a trend program is in place, that change orders and claims are processed in a timely manner. Implements and maintains a change management control system. 
  • Facilitates with project team the development, communication, implementation, update, and continual use of the Project Execution Plan.
  • Develops communication plan to ensure effective communications between the project team, the Customer and off-project operations, Functional Management, Urban Center, Sector Manager and Senior Management.
  • Leads stakeholder engagement and advisory boards as needed.  


Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field and 15+ years' experience in the following functions: project management, engineering, construction, project controls and procurement.
  • Knowledge of industry, technology, and EPC work processes, including knowledge of customs, culture and business practices of Region/Country where project is located. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of working arrangements with joint ventures, alliances, and consortiums. 
  • Experience with lump sum and reimbursable projects.


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.

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.