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Senior Heat Transfer Engineer II

Requisition ID:  226485

Role overview

  • Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of engineering work for a global business unit usually in one discipline in a project or staff group.  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 Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs)
  • Plans, coordinates or prepares equipment or work specifications, material requisition, bid evaluations and award recommendations for heat transfer equipment.
  • Coordinates Engineering efforts in assigned areas between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines, with the client, suppliers, and contractors and between other groups.
  • When delegated, assumes a lead technical role over other engineers or project subgroups for completing specific tasks.
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to project management.
  • Facilitates technical discussions with third parties (client, suppliers, regulators).
  • Reviews/analyses bids and makes technical recommendations.
  • Reviews vendor drawings, calculations and other documentation.
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of conceptual studies, designs, reports or proposals.
  • Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of cost estimates, quantity take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
  • Reviews and checks work of subordinate engineers.
  • Supports the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
    Basic Qualifications
  • Applicant must have a BSME/BSChE or equivalent degree.
  • Must be proficient with HTRI program to design/rate shell and tube heat exchangers and air cooler and independently perform thermal and mechanical design. Applicant should be able to identify specific equipment services and types they have been responsible for along with project type, like LNG (APCI, Conoco Philips, Chart License LNG Technology), Refining/Coker Experience, Petrochemical, etc.
  • Experience with cryogenic exchangers is a plus.
  • Knowledge of systems, calculations, equipment, applications of methods, plant layout, materials, and computers for preparation of analyses and development of project deliverables within the discipline.
  • Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems, and engineering and design calculations.
  • Knowledge of ASME codes, TEMA and API standards.
  • Broad knowledge of the application of Engineering to plant constructability as applied to construction methods and materials.
  • Understanding of the roles played by other departments on projects including basic construction practices.
  • Understanding of Engineering planning and control methods.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication. Able to work in project groups with shared-work teams globally, to progress project designs.
    Role specific qualifications
  • 12+ years of Heat Transfer experience in Oil and Gas industry. EPC experience is a plus.
  • Specify, evaluate bids and review vendor drawings for shell and tube exchangers, air coolers, plate type exchanger, electric heaters, hairpin exchangers, plate-fin exchangers, cold boxes and MCHEs
  • Participate in model reviews and equipment walkdown at vendor’s shop. Coordinate with other disciplines, vendor and client to resolve comments resulting from model reviews and equipment walkdowns
  • Able to identify technical hurdles and/or design issues proactively, to address them ahead of project critical path
  • Interested in participating and contributing in code/standards committees (ASME, API, HTRI etc)
  • Able to provide training on heat transfer equipment systems for groups within and external to Mechanical Engineering, as required.
  • A professional license in an appropriate engineering or scientific discipline, from a recognized licensing board preferred


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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.