Senior Control Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: 275843 

  • 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.


Position Summary:

Bechtel Nuclear, Security, & Environmental (NS&E), is one of the top providers to departments and agencies of the U.S. and British governments. Its successes include many large, first-of-a-kind projects in government site management, environmental restoration, defense, space, energy, and national and homeland security.


This position is for a Control Systems Engineer who will work on various projects as part of the NS&E execution center team. The projects that will be assigned involve government work throughout various sectors, including DOD and DOE. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, proven problem-solving skills, a can-do attitude, and the desire to innovate designs.


In this position, the engineer will develop standard engineering deliverables including logic & functional diagrams, instrument data sheets, material requisitions, engineering specifications, instrument lists, and more, in accordance with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements. In addition, the engineer will support development of piping & instrumentation drawings, location of controls equipment and instrumentation in the 3D model, and more. The engineer will work with other control systems engineers, other disciplines/functions, and/or the client.


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



  • Review project design criteria.
  • Design and review of Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs) to add control/functionality for intermediate process control systems.
  • Prepare systems descriptions for the Control Systems discipline systems and review and prepare input to other engineering discipline system descriptions.
  • Prepare design change packages.
  • Prepare setpoint calculations.
  • Specification of instrumentation and control valves.
  • Prepare instrument and control valve data sheets and material requisitions.
  • Prepare control narratives.
  • Prepare digital and analog control logic.
  • Prepare functional block diagrams.
  • Populate instrumentation, valve, and I/O databases.
  • Design and application of tubing and instrument installations.
  • Allocation and layout of facility control system I/O.
  • Coordination of physical locations of instrumentation, control valves, control cabinets, etc.
  • Design control cabinet layouts.
  • Review of supplier provided data and documentation.
  • Execute to schedule requirements while maintaining a high degree of quality in work product.
  • Coordination of technical issues with other engineering disciplines (e.g. Electrical, Mechanical) and other functions (e.g., Construction, Start-up).
  • Advise and guide junior engineers.
  • Lead specific design efforts.
  • Some travel to plant and supplier facilities may be required.

Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • This role requires a facility-specific clearance that requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Level I: Bachelor's Degree or advanced degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering from an accredited university or college with six (6) years of progressive related control systems design engineering experience; or in lieu of a degree, twelve (12) years of progressive related control systems design engineering experience.
  • Level II: Bachelor's Degree or advanced degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering from an accredited university or college with nine (9) years of progressive related control systems design engineering experience; or in lieu of a degree, fifteen (15) years of progressive related control systems design engineering experience.
  • 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:

  • Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidate must have excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills.
  • Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft application suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1, ISO-9001, or AS-9100.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards (e.g., ISA, ASME and/or ANSI/IEEE).
  • Extensive knowledge of Control Systems Engineering work processes, design deliverables, and specifications.
  • Leadership experience
  • Willingness to travel on business trips in support of projects.
  • Current (not expired) Professional Engineering License.
  • 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.