Senior Civil/Structural Designer

Requisition ID: 276018 

  • 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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. 


Core to Bechtel are 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.


For over 70 years, Bechtel has been at the forefront of nuclear innovation delivering clean, reliable energy worldwide on over 150 nuclear power plants, adding more than 74,000 megawatts of nuclear generation capacity to the world. 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. 


Position Summary:

This role will support design development of Civil Site and structural (concrete & steel) engineering designs for the project by preparing studies, drawings, and evaluations, in accordance with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements. Work with other designers/engineers and technical disciplines in a team environment. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, proven problem-solving abilities, can-do attitude, and the desire to innovate designs.


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



  • Originate and check Civil Site and Structural (concrete & steel) deliverables of moderate complexity, including drawings and 3-D models for earthwork/site and structural design.
  • Review Civil/Structural and Structural deliverables of moderate complexity, including drawings and 3-D models for steel and concrete.
  • Interpret and verify industry standards, guidelines, and codes for project deliverables
  • Report design quantities compared to estimated quantities.
  • Work with Civil/Structural/Architectural supervisor to plan, budget and schedule drawing and 3-D model deliverables within the discipline.
  • Participate in project design/model reviews.
  • Participate in constructability reviews.
  • Review and coordinate technical documents with/from other engineering disciplines, procurement, and construction.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS (Civil/Structural related) degree in a related field with 9 years of related design experience or AA/AS degree with 11 years of related design experience. In lieu of a degree, 15 years of related design experience.
  • Must be a US citizen.  
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Advance experience in the use of AutoCAD, Civil3D, Tekla and Revit or similar software.
  • Work experience should emphasize Civil Site and structural design of heavy industrial type facilities.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Familiar with the provisions of AASHTHO, ASTM, ACI, AISC, ASTM, FHWA, MUTCD, OSHA, UBC and WBDG UFC codes. Knowledge of construction materials and construction details and techniques.
  •  Familiar with the methods of procurement and control of bulk materials.
  •  Knowledge of technical responsibilities of other disciplines associated with Facilities Design.
  •  Ability to independently execute the detailed design drawings of Civil Site and structural systems of moderate complexity.
  •  Thorough knowledge of engineering deliverables, such as drawings and specifications.
  •  Ability to express technical issues in a clear and concise manner, both written and verbally.
  •  Ability to resolve design issues with subordinates, other engineering disciplines, construction, and the client.
  •  Ability to issue clear and concise direction to subordinate designers and drafters.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the sitework, earthwork, roadway, drainage and structural design (steel and concrete) for Nuclear Quality and Safety Environment.
  •  AA in civil engineering or engineering technology.
  •  Six Sigma Yellow Belt or higher or working knowledge of other process improvement programs




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.