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Tank Design Engineer

Requisition ID:  256179

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/12/2022

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; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investments, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethnics, 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.



  • Long-term development position for Tank Design Specialist, working on multiple projects within the Tanks Business Line Engineering/Design group.
  • Successful candidate expected to gain knowledge and experience of all Tanks Business Line structures, working on various projects, under the guidance of Senior Tank Design Specialists.
  • Design of Ambient Temperature Flat-Bottomed Storage Tanks and Spheres.
  • Design of large aboveground storage tanks of single, double, and full containment design for the storage of liquified gases at low and cryogenic temperatures.
  • Perform tank design calculations to API650, API 620, API 625, ACI376 and ASME VIII using in house software.
  • Prepare data sheets, material requisitions, procedures, and specifications.
  • Selection of tank construction materials.
  • Preparation of technical proposal documents, review of client specifications.
  • Technical bid evaluations for supplier and subcontractor selection.
  • Review vendor documents package. Manage the flow of information between engineering, field, vendor, and subcontractors.
  • Provide technical home office support to field construction team, including startup and commissioning procedures.
  • Participate in the development of standard design guides and in-house computer programs. Will include validation checks and accompanying documentation.
  • Participate in Constructability Workshops.
  • Consider safety, constructability, and cost savings through innovative design.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural or Mechanical Engineering from an AET accredited University.
  • Must have PE License or be working towards PE License (or equivalent i.e Chartered Engineer, Professional Engineer Canada).


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics, and integrity.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • As this is a development role, training will be provided. However, experience in the following is an advantage.
    • Design experience in performing calculations. As a minimum, should be able to demonstrate an aptitude for Engineering design.
    • Experience of all types of storage tank structures including ambient, flat bottomed storage tanks, spheres, and single, double, and full containment low temperature storage tanks.
    • Knowledge of tank design codes API 650, API 620, API 625, ASME VIII.
    • Knowledge of concrete tank design standards ACI376 and EN14620.
    • Knowledge of US regulatory codes and standards including ASCE 7, 49 CFR 193, NFPA 59A.
    • Should be familiar with materials selection, ASTM materials specifications and materials testing requirements.
    • Experience in Quality assurance requirements relating to the fabrication and construction of field erected tanks and vessels.
    • Knowledge of Welding processes and practices.
    • Knowledge of plate manufacturing processes and practices.
    • Experience in the use of FEA computer software.

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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.