Senior Electrical Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: 274128 

  • 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

As a Senior Electrical Systems Engineer, you must have solid experience in electrical systems and layout design. Will be capable of developing design documents, including single lines, load lists, and equipment data sheets, that incorporate the applicable design. In addition, it will be required that the candidate have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), promoting our leadership, quality, and safety values, to external partners including vendors, construction companies, and other subcontractors.


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



This role will help design development of electrical systems and equipment for various projects by preparing studies, drawings, calculations, specifications, and evaluations, in accordance with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements. Work with electrical engineers and other technical disciplines in a team environment. 

  • Performs Electrical Systems Engineering activities, such as power system analysis modeling and calculations, which may include the use of ETAP.
  • Individual must have extensive understanding of all engineering discipline drawings and electrical discipline wiring diagrams, system descriptions, system calculations, 1-line and 3-line drawings, schematics, and be able to size equipment and perform cable sizing calculations.
  • Works under the direction of Engineering Group Supervisor.
  • Performs special tasks, calculations/studies, and user guides.
  • Responsible to produce basic and higher-tier drawings and documentation in accordance with established conceptual design and scope.
  • Conducts checking as required.
  • Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements, for the preparation of 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 recognized concepts and procedures.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and work well with others and within a team.
  • Must be able to work well with other disciplines.
  • Must know how to use computer programs such as the Microsoft Windows suite of programs.
  • Ability to manage with conflicting deadlines, frequent interruptions, and multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities with emphasis on continuous improvement and team building, and social communication skills.
  • Develop design drawings.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, from an accredited university, with at least 9 years of relevant experience.
  • US citizenship 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

  • U.S. Professional Engineering License in Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs and other common computer programs.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical systems, schematics, and layouts.
  • Strong understanding of engineering drawings, systems calculations, equipment sizing, and cable sizing.
  • Strong knowledge of power systems load modeling and analysis.
  • Knowledge & application of NEC code and ANSI/IEEE Standards.
  • Knowledge on electrical equipment specification and material requisitions process, and developing procurement documentation.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with ETAP and other industry wide electrical system design tools, such as CAD 2D and electronic Cable Management System.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).


Preferred Qualifications

  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering, from an accredited university, with at least 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Lead or supervisory experience.
  • 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.