Process Engineer

Requisition ID: 271738 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Las Vegas, NV 

Position Overview

Bechtel Mining & Metals are seeking a Process Engineer to work on the Mountain Pass (MP) heavy rare earths project. Mountain Pass is an existing rare earths producer that is in eastern California (nearby to Las Vegas). MP has a strong and proud history of development of rare earth extraction processes. The project is to design and construct new finishing circuits to produce heavy rare earth oxides. These critical minerals are needed for electrification as the world reduces carbon emissions, as well as in defence, nuclear and electronics industries. As process engineer, you would be working with the Lead Process Engineer, project team and client to complete the detail design, construction, and commissioning of the new finishing circuits. In this role, you would preferably locate in Las Vegas to work at the Mountain Pass site. Alternatively, you could work remotely if you can regularly travel to the MP site on business trips.  Work schedule is Monday to Friday. The role would initially be 6 months of detailed engineering, with opportunity to then move into further roles in construction/commissioning or other Bechtel projects.

Come join us and enjoy working in a friendly, inclusive, and professional work environment, where you will be genuinely thanked and appreciated for your contribution.



  • Develop and check the process deliverables that are typical of detailed engineering (such as design criteria, mass & energy balances, process flow diagrams, equipment sizing calculations, P&IDs, control philosophy).
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines, procurement, construction, vendors, consultants, subject matter experts and client teams to deliver the project successfully.
  • Contribute to the review and optimizations of project design, cost, safety, constructability, and schedule.


What We Offer Employees

There are many reasons why choosing Bechtel is one of the best career decisions you will ever make:

  • Work with a talented and dedicated team that is committed to teamwork, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Competitive salary package that includes private health cover for you and your family.
  • Work across a broad range of mineral commodities. Be a part of the world’s energy transition.
  • Carry out projects from concept through to construction, commissioning and ramp-up. See the design become a reality.
  • Gain experience on mega-projects that are complex and strategically important.
  • Annual bonuses based on company and personal performance.


Quaification and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering, mineral processing, or chemical engineering.
  • At least 7 – 12 years of experience in process engineering.
  • At least 4 years’ experience as an engineer in detailed design in the minerals industry, including experience in developing the typical detailed engineering deliverables.  
  • Experience in hydrometallurgy and rare earths processing will be highly regarded.
  • Well-developed skills in teamwork, communication, problem solving and client engagement.
  •  Right to Work in USA without employer sponsorship is required for this role.


About Bechtel

Bechtel is a 125-year-old privately owned company that specialises in engineering, procurement, construction, and project management (EPCM). We have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents.


Bechtel helps our customers deliver projects of purpose that create a lasting positive legacy. These are projects that create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunity; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges; protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.

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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 four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. 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.

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