2023 University Graduate (UK) - Acoustic Engineer

Requisition ID: 267949 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: London NW10 


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

To achieve this goal individuals from Bechtel bring their experience and expertise to the role while working within the client’s organisation as part of an integrated team. We commit to supporting the client’s goals while promoting our values of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust and collaboration guided by our Vision, Values and Covenants.


Position Summary

The Materials Engineering Technology (MET) team is increasing capabilities to support the Energy & Metals & Mining business units of Bechtel Global for projects executed in Houston, Texas, London UK and Santiago, Chile.


There is a vacancy for a graduate engineer with a demonstrable interest and knowledge in acoustic engineering. The successful applicant will:


  • Plan and conduct independent work, using sound judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria
  • Devise practical approaches to solving noise issues
  • Coordinate technical issues with other departments on projects including constructability requirements and reviews
  • Travel to support activities at construction sites, supplier's works or in other engineering offices
  • Takes the initiative to coordinate the detailed design development of a system with other engineering disciplines while managing workload and meeting schedule due dates


Typical Responsibilities

The Acoustic Engineer will report to the Materials Engineering Technology Chief Engineer.


Duties will include the following:


  • Develop noise models and technical specifications for noise control
  • Support to engineering disciplines in preparation of data sheets and requisition packages
  • Support project environmental permitting activities
  • Review of noise content in technical bids
  • Review acoustic insulation requirements
  • Provide post award technical support to requisitioning engineers
  • Support the project through construction and commissioning phases
  • Develop expertise in the use of commercial noise modelling software (e.g. CadnaA).
  • Become familiar with equipment associated with petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, and power plants.


Specific capabilities for the role include:


  • An appreciation and understanding of engineering principles
  • Some knowledge of commercial noise modeling software (e.g. CadnaA).
  • Some knowledge of international codes
  • Ability to coordinate work with other engineering disciplines


Skills and Qualifications

  • Applicants should have, or be on track for, a 2:1 or higher Bachelors or Masters degree in Acoustical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other relevant engineering discipline from an accredited college or university within the last 2 years


  • An ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international projects


  • Work experience relevant to the area you are applying to, and extra-curricular activities will help your application


What you can expect from us

At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for hybrid working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:

  • Flexible Working
  • Private Medical Coverage
  • Life Insurance Program
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Long Term Disability Scheme

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.

We're creating a space where all people, including those with disabilities, can advance their careers and optimize their possibilities through a fair and inclusive workplace. If reasonable adjustments are needed to apply for an open position, please contact us to ensure we can provide an environment where each and every candidate can thrive: accessta-sourcing@bechtel.com.