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Chief Engineer - Electrical, Telecoms and Control Systems

Requisition ID:  222293


Job Summary:

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.


Job Responsibilities:



A.  Supervision Received

  • Receives administrative and technical supervision from a global business unit Manager of Engineering or a Global Chief Engineer in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

B.  Supervision Exercised

  • Exercises administrative and technical supervision over specialist staff.
  • Provides functional oversight of the discipline for the global business unit both on and off project.

C.  Contacts

  • Maintains contacts with suppliers to keep abreast of developments.  Maintains contact with project management to ensure that a project is receiving adequate numbers of technical support personnel and that the quality of design work is satisfactory.  Maintains contact with outside technical consultants.  Maintains close contact with other chief engineers within Bechtel and the project to ensure uniformity of compliance with company policies, procedures and standards.  Also maintains contact with counterparts in the same discipline within Bechtel for control of staffing, transfers and exchange of technical information.  Contacts client representatives as appropriate to provide technical advice.
  1. Manages engineering activities within a discipline within a global business unit establishing and maintaining the technical standards.
  2. Acts independently on field related technical matters.
  3. Maintains continuous contact with work in progress by reviewing or approving, design basis, key drawings or design concepts and specifications developed by the project groups and reviewed by the discipline staff.  Audits project application, implementation and compliance with a project’s Execution Plan, Project Procedures Manual, and with Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs).  Reviews and approves project Design Control Check List (DCCL) and Design Review Notices (DRNs).
  4. Provides technical/expert support to project teams and ensures technical quality. 
  5. Establishes the discipline training needs, obtains budgeting approval and directs the development of personnel training programs.
  6. Conducts annual performance reviews for direct reports and manages, reviews, and approves performance reviews prepared by supervisors.  Holds career development discussions.
  7. Implements corporate and global business unit personnel policies for assigned personnel.
  8. Inputs to and owns the engineering elements of a project capital estimate (proposals and execution) quantities and budgets for the discipline.  Inputs to, reviews and influences project schedule.
  9. Reviews project staffing requirements and assigns qualified technical personnel from within the discipline.
  10. Directs the development of and approves design guides, standard specifications, work processes, Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs) and design procedures in the discipline and oversees coordination between disciplines.
  11. Monitors the discipline engineering; scientific or architectural programs for a global business unit, including staff planning and personnel administration, and approvals of personnel actions.
  12. Reviews unusual or complex design problems, provides guidance for their solution either personally, by subordinate staff or by outside consultants.
  13. Maintains knowledge of new developments in the discipline through technical literature and by contacts within and outside Bechtel.
  14. Champions within the discipline the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
    Basic Qualifications:


Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of systems, calculations, BSAPs, applications of methods, materials and the use of computers and 2-D and 3-D computer aided design (CAD) automation within the discipline.

Knowledge of industry and regulatory codes and standards and design criteria used in the discipline.

Knowledge of corporate and global business unit activities and administrative practices.

Knowledge of practices and procedures for project control, construction, procurement, quality assurance, environmental safety and health; of the EPC and TIC (total installed cost) businesses; and of the proposal and bid processes.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Positions require:

  • A recognized degree in architecture or an engineering or scientific discipline, from an accredited college or university, AND
  • A professional license in an engineering or scientific discipline, or a license to practice architecture, from a recognized licensing board, AND
  • Extensive progressive work experience, including supervision, preferably in project and staff design engineering, scientific or architectural design or other relevant types of engineering such as systems startup, field engineering or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants or engineering/construction firms.

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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.