Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Requisition ID:  275392
  • Location: Houston, TX 
  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen and background check


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.



  • Plans, schedules and conducts independent work in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria in one discipline in a project or staff group.
  • Coordinates detailed phases of engineering work requiring judgment in the application of techniques.
  • Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements.
  • Performs work using standard application programs and appropriate 2-D and 3-D computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering (CAD and CAE) tools.
  • Plans, coordinates or prepares equipment or work specifications, bid evaluations and award recommendations for equipment.
  • Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of cost estimates, quantity take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
  • Reviews bid analyses and makes recommendations.
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of conceptual studies, designs, reports or proposals.
  • Performs or assists in the performance of problem analysis and original design and normally uses conventional approaches to solving technical problems encountered.
  • Coordinates engineering efforts in assigned areas between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines with the client, suppliers, and contractors and between other groups to gather or give information.
  • Provides technical direction and assigns work to subordinate engineers, designers, drafters, technicians and others who assist in performing specific assignments.
  • Plans and conducts independent work within a Global Business Unit that requires judgment in evaluating, selecting, applying, and adapting engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria. 
  • Devises new approaches to solving problems. Manages the work of a small group of engineers.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualification

  • A recognized degree in a job-related engineering or scientific discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Practical work experience in design engineering or relevant equivalent experience in all types of engineering is sufficient to demonstrate competence as a trained engineer.
  • Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems, and engineering and design calculations. Understanding of industry or regulatory codes and standards and design criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline. Broad knowledge of the application of engineering to plant constructability as applied to construction methods and materials. Understands the standard engineering work planning, scheduling and cost estimating.
  • Knowledge of current computer applications for engineering and design including appropriate knowledge of CAD (both 2-D and 3-D) and CAE and relevant standard computer applications to perform the work. Understanding of engineering planning and control methods including computerized methods.
  • Understanding of the roles played by other departments on projects including basic construction practices and the economics involved. Working knowledge of precedents in the specialty area, the principles and practices of related technical areas and of coordinating work with other technical disciplines.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


Preferred Qualifications

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 wastewater treatment plants.
  • Familiarity with current process technologies and licensors associated with the above.


Additional Qualifications

  • E.I.T. / F.E. Certification is preferred.
  • Registration as Professional Engineer is strongly preferred.  
  • ETAP calculation experience is strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience on FEEDs or Project Proposals is strongly preferred.
  • 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).
  • Ability to present technical design issues to the customer and supplier and the ability to recommend solutions based on knowledge and experience.
  • Demonstrated depth & breadth of technical competency in at least one of the following subjects:
  • Gas Insulated Switchgear, High Voltage Installations, Customer Owned High Voltage Transmission Lines, Prefabricated Substations, Electrical System Design and Analysis, Electrical Calculations (Load Flow, Motor Starting, Short Circuit, Harmonic Analysis, Transient Stability, Relay Coordination, Arc Flash), Protective Relaying, Power Management Systems, Power Transformers, High Power Adjustable Speed Drive Systems, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), PV/Wind Energy, Microgrid Systems, 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; 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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