Senior Piping Designer

Requisition ID:  264905

Requisition Posting End Date: 01/10/2023

Position Summary:



  • Serves as lead or area lead on assigned project to develop an area from conceptual phase.
  • Responsible for assigned activities within an engineering or design discipline in a global business unit. 
  • Applies broad knowledge of engineering principles and practices to project engineering in the preparation of designs and deliverables.  Makes decisions concerning problems within the discipline on the project. 
  • Represents the discipline on the project and with the client as directed to resolve technical questions.
  • Receives operational supervision and technical guidance from a Project Engineer, Engineering Manager, senior Supervising Designer, or Chief Engineer.
  • Provides technical guidance to subordinate designers and drafters as assigned.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates and reviews design work within a medium-size discipline work group on projects of medium size or assignments in support of global business unit.
  • Coordinates and interfaces as directed with the day-to-day technical work of discipline engineers, scientists, specialists, designers and drafters.
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to upper management.
  • Facilitates technical discussions with third parties (client, suppliers, regulators).
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of discipline estimates and work plan in accordance with project scope, schedule and budget, and manages implementation and performance accordingly.
  • Develops Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Bechtel design guides, appropriate Bechtel Standard Computer Applications (BSAPs) and administrative practices.
  • Coordinates with client representatives as delegated to obtain approval on phases of work.
  • Reviews and approves key engineering drawings and calculations and bid summaries.
  • Coordinates assigned design work with other project groups.
  • Mentors designers and drafters by providing appropriate on-the-job training for their professional development.
  • Promotes the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.


Qualifications and Skills: 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, from an accredited college or university and minimum 15+ years’ experience in plant layout for complex areas.
  • Knowledge of systems, equipment, applications of design methods, materials, and computers for preparation of analyses and development of project design deliverables within the discipline.
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical and cost issues related to selection of design features within the discipline.
  • Good working knowledge of application of 2-D (MicroStation) and 3-D CAD tools (S3D software) in development of conceptual designs and production design deliverables of some complexity.
  • Experience working on layout in LNG plants, ECU units, Hydrogen, Methanol plants or/and carbon capture.
  • Knowledge of engineering work planning and control methods.
  • Knowledge of precedents in the discipline and of principles and practices of related disciplines.
  • Knowledge of related construction practices and the economics involved.
  • Broad knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards, and design and/or layout criteria.
  • Good knowledge of Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Bechtel design guides, appropriate Bechtel Standard Computer Applications (BSAPs) and administrative practices.


The above is normally acquired through:

  1. A recognized degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, from an accredited college or university, OR
  2. A professional license in an appropriate engineering or scientific discipline, from a recognized licensing board, OR
  3. Specialized courses in relevant general design or an appropriate engineering discipline, AND
  4. Broad progressive work experience in design or other relevant types of engineering such as systems startup, field engineering or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants, or engineering/ construction firms.


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 such as HDPE, LDPE, MEG, PET, PTA, PVC and others
  • Carbon capture and sequestration
  • Solar and/or combined cycle power plants
  • Hydrogen value chain including 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.



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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