Electrical Engineer

Requisition ID: 274130 

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


Company Overview
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 position is for an Electrical Engineer who will prepare designs for electrical systems for various projects. The successful candidate must have good organizational and teamwork skills, established problem-solving abilities, can-do attitude, and the desire to innovate designs.


This role will be based in Knoxville, TN, with periodic business travel required.



  • Primary engineering activities will be to provide the engineering design for electrical systems and equipment for the entire facility in preparation for procurement and construction.
  • Individual must have an understanding of all engineering discipline drawings and electrical discipline wiring diagrams, system descriptions, schematics, electrical equipment layout, and be able to perform cable sizing calculations. 
  • Perform special tasks and calculations/studies.
  • Conduct checking as required.
  • Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements, for applicability to electrical design documents, specifications, material requisitions, and system descriptions related to design tasks.
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of independent creative design, with direction, using Bechtel and industry-established concepts and procedures.
  • Must work well with others, other disciplines, and groups.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and work well with others and within a team.
  • Must be able to work well with other disciplines and functions.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, from an accredited university, with 1 year of related electrical engineering experience.

  • US citizenship is required.
  • 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.
  • Possess active security clearance or ability to obtain security clearance.


Minimum Qualifications

  • FE/EIT Certification or able to obtain within 12 months of employment.

  • Working knowledge of electrical codes and standards (NFPA, ANSI/IEEE, etc.).

  • Working knowledge on electrical systems, schematics, and electrical equipment layouts.

  • Working knowledge of electrical equipment specification and material requisition process, and developing procurement documentation.

  • Experience with industry-wide electrical design tools, such as CAD 2D, ETAP, and electronic Cable Management System.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university.

  • Experience with SETROUTE program, and be able to input and complete corrections to the database.

  • Knowledge of Bechtel corporate guides and standards.

  • Experience in facility construction, start-up, and maintenance practices.

  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOD or DOE project experience.




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.