Lead Civil Structure Designer

Requisition ID: 276195 

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

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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. 

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Project Overview:

Thacker Pass is critical to the green energy transition in the United States. Situated on the largest known lithium deposit in the North America, the multi-billion-dollar mine and processing facilities will eventually produce more than 16 times the current U.S. yearly output of lithium.
The battery-quality lithium carbonate made at Thacker Pass will be enough to power nearly 1 million electric vehicles each year. Bechtel is proud to offer opportunities on this project of international significance. 
Thacker Pass is hiring. We will need a full spectrum of engineering, project, and business professionals plus support services to enable successful completion. During your off time, enjoy mountain air and abundant outdoor recreation at Lake Tahoe; restaurants, shopping, and shows in Reno; or a little farther, northern California, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City.
Join a diverse, global team making a difference, building a sustainable and responsible project that will deliver a critical material to the nation and economic benefits to the region.

Position Summary:

In this role, you will supervise a team of civil/structural personnel, estimate project staffing needs, and schedule and assign work. You will prepare discipline estimates and work plans and review and approve civil/structural investigations and studies. Your leadership will drive high quality work plans, successful implementation of civil/structural components, team support and training, and project performance. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, directs, and participates in the day-to-day Civil/Structural engineering activity on small to medium sized projects or a portion of a major project with minimal to moderate complexity within a global business unit utilizing relevant Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), design standards and guides, and Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs)​ 
  • Supervises, coordinates, and reviews the work of personnel assigned, estimates staffing needs and schedules and assigns work accordingly​ 
  • Provides the technical input to meet procurement requirements​ 
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of Civil/Structural discipline estimates and work plans in accordance with project scope, schedule, and budget, and manages implementation and performance accordingly​ 
  • Reviews and makes recommendations for the Civil/Structural engineering aspects of bid evaluations and awards for approval by project engineering​ 
  • When directed, coordinates with client representatives to obtain their approval of Civil/Structural engineering aspects of the work​ 
  • Reviews and approves steel and concrete calculations, licensing evaluations, design documents, supplier drawings and data, material specifications, drawings, and change orders, for the project to which assigned​ 
  • Ensures that assigned Civil/Structural engineering personnel receive appropriate on-the-job training for their professional development​ 
  • Assists in the preparation and reviews of project procedures and cost estimates for proposals, forecasts, and change orders

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 10-13  years of relevant experience or 14-17 years of relevant work experience​

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals​
  • Provides guidance to and works collaboratively with subordinates within the latitude of established company policies​
  • Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s)

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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As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.

We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of "One Team," respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.

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.  

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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