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Field Engineer - SMP


Requisition ID: 261801 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Camp 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Brisbane, QLD 


About the Project

  • Are you looking to make your mark with a world class, high-impact project?
  • Keen to join an experienced and highly respected team?
  • Want to contribute to significant environmental and cultural heritage values?


Then the Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) Ranger rehabilitation project is what you’re looking for!


After more than 35 years operating as a successful uranium mine, the Ranger Project is entering its rehabilitation stage and offers an exciting opportunity for you to make a positive impact on the environment.

ERA has engaged the global engineering firm, Bechtel, to support ERA as Delivery Partner for ongoing study work.


Bechtel will be working alongside ERA and major stakeholder Rio Tinto to restore the land to the status of its surrounding World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.  A collaborative project, this project will be developed in consultation with the Mirarr Traditional Owners and will benefit the Jabiru community.


Located 8 km east of Jabiru and 260 km south-east of Darwin, the Ranger Project will lead the way in the fast-growing area of mining closures.


This is your opportunity to join an established team, develop as a professional, and work in partnership with our client – contributing to a long-term commitment to people, communities and the environment.


Please note a formal offer to the successful candidate of this site-based FIFO (fly in fly out) position will be contingent upon passing a stringent medical examination.


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What we offer
There are many reasons why choosing to join Bechtel is one of the best career decisions you will ever make. In addition to working with talented, dedicated people and having the opportunity to play an integral role in stimulating and rewarding local and international projects, Bechtel is committed to offering employees the benefits and resources to live healthy lives.

With a competitive salary package and annual discretionary performance bonus scheme in place, employee wellbeing is also at the centre of our business - promoted through private health cover and includes access to specialist medical advice (‘Best Doctors’) and a leading employee assistance program.

We are serious about setting you up for success from the very beginning. Experience an established online onboarding process, gain access to learning and development opportunities via the Bechtel University and participate in our Talent Management and Reward and Recognition programs.



Position Summary

Bechtel is looking for an experienced Structural/Mechanical/Piping Field Engineer to join us on a FIFO arrangement to manage a broad range of SMP related construction engineering work for one of our key clients.

During this project you will be expected to provide engineering assistance to superintendents and contractors, develop and manage site specific procedures, direct assigned personnel and contractors in meeting cost and time schedules, as well as verify materials, equipment, and quality, and assure results meet design requirements.

Receiving technical and operational supervision from the Project Field Engineer, you will also interface with the engineering design functional group to identify and resolve design-related issues that may occur in the field.




  • Responsible for the activities of assigned construction engineers, such as the application of drawings, specifications, and subcontracts.
  • Directs preparation of quantity listings of field purchased material and equipment. Reviews and/or initiates requisitions for field purchases.
  • Supervises preparation of construction drawings and schedules. Supervises design of temporary construction facilities and ensures preparation of “as built” drawings and other job plans.
  • Assists subordinate Construction Engineers, Superintendents and Contractors in interpreting design drawings.
  • Monitoring equipment installation and planning for delivery of construction materials and equipment.
  • Assuring that proper warehousing and storage exists to ensure environmental protection.
  • Reviews specifications, purchase orders, subcontracts, inspection reports, delivery schedules, instruction manuals and technical data.
  • Administers assigned subcontracts to ensure contract remains up to date in areas such as drawings, specifications, cost and schedule.
  • Coordinates with the Site Construction Manager on activities affecting the contract administration operation.
  • Coordinates with engineering design and third-party engineering on constructability issues.
  • Supervises subcontractor work efforts and administers routine subcontract changes and interfaces with client personnel. May represent the company in contractual discussions and negotiations. 
  • Reviews and/or supervises, as assigned, the preparation of construction estimates, cost engineering studies, schedules and budgets.
  • Analyses assigned construction activities to determine the scope, time and resource requirements.
  • Ensures that vendors’ bids for material and equipment are in conformance to specifications.
  • Coordinates the interfacing between the construction automation plan and the project controls program at the jobsite. Reviews project controls documents on progress relating to cost and schedule.
  • Performs personnel evaluation of assigned subordinate personnel and ensures they receive progressive training.
  • May direct minimal numbers of manual craft field forces during project closeout.
  • Works with various functions to ensure the project achieves corporate goals set for environmental, safety & health, quality, cost, and schedule.



Qualifications and Skills


Knowledge is normally acquired through:

  • A recognized degree in an engineering or scientific discipline; or
  • Specialized courses in construction technology and management; and/or
  • Prior practical work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge described above.


Additional Qualifications 

  • Willingness and ability to work FIFO rosters, travelling to/from various office/project site locations within Australia.
  • Technical knowledge of, and experience in, earthworks field construction engineering discipline, including methodology, cost, scheduling, and contracts administration relating to the construction of infrastructure projects, preferably with bulk material movement, roadway and mass grading elements.
  • Safety, quality, cost and outcome focussed.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a team-based environment.
  • Prior experience supervising and administering subcontractors.
  • Knowledge of the use of subcontracts; knowledge of the contractor/ subcontractor’s responsibilities contained within these documents.
  • Knowledge of a single or multi-discipline construction or engineering operation.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications in accordance with current Bechtel Standard Application Program (BSAP) standards.
  • Experience working with, supervising and administering subcontractors and/or Direct Hire workforce.



Offers of employment will be conditional upon successful completion of a medical examination (including but not limited to a functional exam and drug and alcohol testing).


While it is preferable your point of origin is Brisbane, QLD we are open to consider other home locations in Australia – subject to client approval, and your ability to effectively and efficiently travel to/from the project (i.e. both project office and site) locations as per the applicable project roster.


Please note, Right to Work in Australia without employer sponsorship is required for this role. 



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.