Civil, Structural & Architectural Lead, Knoxville

Requisition ID: 274745 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Knoxville, TN 


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


Position Summary:

  • This role will supervise design development of civil, structural, and architectural engineering designs for the project by preparing studies, drawings, calculations, specifications, and evaluations, in accordance with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements.
  • Work with other Civil & Structural engineers & Architects and technical disciplines in a team environment. 
  • This role will be based in Knoxville, TN with business travel, as required. 



Supervise a group of Civil, Structural, and Architectural Engineers and Designers, with duties to include:

  • Approve and act in a design over-sight role for complex civil and structural engineering deliverables, such as steel and concrete calculations and specifications, structural drawings, civil/earthwork and material requisitions.
  • Reviews and coordinates technical documents with/from other engineering disciplines, procurement, and construction.
  • Schedule and monitor work activities. Report schedule progress, describe and present variances to management, and implement mitigating strategies.
  • Monitor budgets for work activities. Describe and present variances to management and implement mitigating strategies. Manage specifically assigned project activities.
  • Assist in constructability reviews. Supervise discipline activities for Civil, Structural, and Architectural Engineering work.
  • Act as a mentor for subordinate Engineers and Designers.
  • Schedule and coordinate reviews for engineering deliverables for the Project. Conduct annual performance reviews, coaching, and career development discussions as applicable.
  • Lead technical discussions with Client, Suppliers, Construction, Regulatory Authorities, etc.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering (Civil/Structural or related), from an accredited university, with at least 9 years of relevant experience or in lieu of a degree 15 years of relevant experience.
  • This role requires a facility-specific clearance that requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
  • Registered Structural Professional Engineer (P.E.)  or Registered Architect in the United States or ability to obtain PE or Registration within 12 months.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in supervising a group of Engineers and Designers.
  • Ability to independently execute the detailed design of Civil, Structural, and Architectural engineering systems.
  • Experience with CADD applications, such as MicroStation or AutoCad.Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering deliverables, such as drawings, specifications, and material requisitions Thorough knowledge of construction methods for Civil, Structural, and Architectural Engineering systems.
  • Understands work processes of other disciplines and departments on projects.
  • Ability to express technical issues in a clear and concise manner, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to resolve design issues with Subordinates, Suppliers, other Engineering disciplines, Construction, and the Client.
  • Excellent listening, oral and written communication, planning, and organizational skills are essential.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen, and background check.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in the use of Mathcad or similar software.
  • Necessary skills to present technical subjects with competence and confidence.
  • Experience in resolving field problems associated with Field Change Notices (FCNs), Field Change Requests (FCRs), and Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs).
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt or higher, or working knowledge of other process improvement programs.
  • Willingness to relocate after assignment completion.
  • Experience working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1, MIL-Q-9858A, or ISO-9000.
  • Knowledge in use of Bechtel Corporate guides and standards.
  • Experience with use or knowledge of Revit, Tekla, Mathcad, GTSTRUDL, and STAAD.Pro..



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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.