Piping Designer

Requisition ID: 276168 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • 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

Work as a piping/plumbing layout Designer, you will support design development of facility layouts, piping, & equipment 3D models for various projects as part of the NS&E execution center team. The projects that will be assigned involve government work throughout various sectors including DOE and DOD, as well as commercial nuclear projects and business development projects. 



  • 3D modeling of piping and equipment in a Revit MEP 3D model environment.
  • 3D modeling of piping and equipment in a SmartPlant 3D model environment.
  • Preparation of drawings/documents for General Arrangements and riser diagrams, etc. from Revit MEP.
  • Assist with coordination of 3D model activities, i.e., input, interference reconciliation, etc. with other physical related disciplines.
  • Assist with plans and schedules and prepare/maintain design procedures and standards to provide quality design documents.
  • Interface with stress and pipe support engineers, construction, and suppliers during the preparation of piping designs for the purpose of model/space control, etc.
  • Perform coordination review of specifications and other documents prepared by others.


Qualifications and Skills 

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1: AA/AS/Cert degree with 3 years of related design experience; or in lieu of degree, 7 years related design experience.
  • Level 2: AA/AS/Cert degree with 5 years of related design experience; or in lieu of degree, 9 years related design 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.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience using Revit MEP for piping/plumbing design & drawing generation.
  • Knowledge & application of ASME B31.1 and/or B31.3 or application of local codes. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.