Senior Electrical Designer

  • Requisition ID:  270914
  • Work Location: Houston, TX 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen and background check

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; 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.



  • Directly performs or administers work of designers and drafters of a design group for a business line technology.  This work includes the preparation of layouts, study drawings, detailed 2-D and 3-D Computer Aided Design (CAD) design models and construction drawings. 
  • Supports development of work plans and schedules for the assigned work including estimate for material quantities, design deliverables and staffing needs to meet the project milestones.
  • Supervises preparation of assigned material requisitions and bid evaluations. Monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices and with approved design standards to provide quality design, reliable/safe plant operation and construction economy.
  • Prepares design and drafting procedures to standardize design effort.
  • Coordinates or makes jobsite visits as required, to resolve problems and interpret drawings and documents. Reviews or defines engineering scope changes, as required, for project management. Endorses or prepares reports of work progress, as required, for project and discipline use.
  • Maintains up-to-date skills in Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs) relevant to design work and ensures that maximum use is made thereof.
  • Organizes and directs the implementation of on-the-job training of assigned personnel. Conducts annual performance reviews in accordance with approved procedures and holds career development discussions.
  • Establishes and maintains communication with project engineers, engineering supervisors in charge of related disciplines, and with administrative personnel within the project. Consults with equipment suppliers, technical specialists and client representatives as directed to provide and receive technical information.
  • Responsible for assigned activities within an engineering or design discipline in a GBU on a project or program.  Applies broad and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to project engineering in the preparation of complex designs and deliverables under the direction of an engineer.  Makes decisions independently concerning problems with the discipline on the project.  Represents the discipline on the project and with the client to resolve technical questions and as required to coordinate work.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Specialized courses in drafting, design and engineering practices, and CAD, or a recognized degree in a job related engineering or scientific discipline.
  • Extensive experience in design and drafting and experience in personnel administration.


Specific experience in planning and executing greenfield or brownfield projects in one or more of the following market segments: 

  • Natural gas processing including liquefaction and regasification.
  • Coal, gas or biomass to chemicals such as methanol and ammonia.
  • Petrochemicals
  • Carbon capture and sequestration.
  • Solar and/or combined cycle power plants.
  • Hydrogen value chain including electrolysis, reforming, liquefaction, transportation and fueling stations.
  • Offshore and onshore pipelines.
  • Desalination, raw water, demineralized water and waste water treatment plants.
  • Familiarity with current process technologies and licensors associated with the above.


Additional Qualifications

  • Must be proficient in the use and application of international design standards including IEC and NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code).
  • Proficiency in Microstation, SmartSketch, S3D is required.
  • Previous experience as Design Supervisor/Lead Designer on FEEDs is a plus. 
  • Previous experience preparing estimated quantities, jobhour estimates, and schedule planning is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to develop innovative ideas to reduce project total installed costs (TIC).
  • Demonstrated prior experience/performance on Petrochemical and LNG projects.
  • Broad knowledge of design and drafting techniques, engineering drawings, graphic arts, reading of drawings and reproduction methods used by the discipline. Skill in reading, interpreting and using related documents and drawings prepared by other project groups. Knowledge of the application of engineering and construction materials related to the discipline’s design responsibilities. Knowledge of discipline Design Guides, mathematical formulae and design calculations used in the discipline.
  • Knowledge of procedures used for the procurement and quantity control of bulk materials applicable to the discipline.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, design criteria and codes relevant to the discipline.
  • Broad knowledge of 2-D and 3-D computer aided drafting (CAD) tools.
  • Knowledge of technical responsibilities of other groups associated with the total design effort. Demonstrated skill in organizing and supervising.


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.

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