Lead Control Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: 273165 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: London WC2E 

Lead Control Systems Engineer - 273165


Company Overview

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 Commitments


We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy, and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.


Position Summary

Bechtel is seeking a Lead Control System Engineer to join the Control System department within the Manufacturing and Technology Business Unit (M&T). The prime roles and responsibilities include:

  • Serves as supervisor or area lead on assigned project to develop an area from conceptual phase to EPC phase.
  • Maintains contact with client representatives as directed, with suppliers, appropriate field personnel, Project Engineers, and Engineering disciplines to ensure the coordination of the design within the project or assignment and compliance with Bechtel/client requirements.
  • Attends client meetings as the Lead Control System Engineer and presents project control system design, status, and schedule.
  • Plans and conducts independent work within M&T to support Semiconductor Business Line requiring judgment in evaluation, selection, application, and adaption of design on a project.
  • Knows applicable industry standards and codes, accepted design practices and quality standards.


Typical Responsibilities

  • Ensures design deliverables are in accordance with applicable industry standards and codes, accepted design practices, project specifications, and quality standards for a global business unit.
  • Applies broad knowledge of engineering principles and practices to project engineering in the preparation of designs and deliverables.
  • Accountable for coordination of engineering activities, in accordance with the established technical quality standards, cost, and schedule.
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to upper management.
  • Makes decisions concerning problems within the discipline on the project.
  • Represents the discipline on the project and with the client as directed to resolve technical questions.
  • Facilitates technical discussions with third parties (client, suppliers, regulators).
  • Plans develops, coordinates, and reviews technical work of discipline engineers, specialists, designers and drafters.
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of discipline estimates and work plan in accordance with project scope, schedule and budget, and manages implementation and performance accordingly.
  • Coordinates clear scope definition with the client and home office engineering teams ensuring design documents reflect project scope definition.
  • Manages scope change and coordination of changes with client and home office engineering teams.
  • Prepare Control Systems Engineering conceptual design, design criteria, and other control system deliverables.
  • Review and approve technical reports, studies, design documentation, specifications, material/service requisitions, technical bid evaluations, and calculations using engineering software, as applicable, for control systems equipment/instrumentation.
  • Supports function initiatives of developing Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Bechtel design guides, appropriate Bechtel Standard Computer Applications (BSAPs) and administrative practices.
  • Review and approve technical reports, studies, design documentation, specifications, material/service requisitions, technical bid evaluations, and calculations using engineering software, as applicable, for control systems equipment/instrumentation.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to team members. Create meaningful goals working with the team and ensure goals are met.
  • Promotes the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.


Skills and Qualifications


Basic Qualifications

  • Chartered Engineer or PE registration in one state or country.
  • Broad knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards and design criteria pertinent to the discipline. Knowledge of systems, calculations, equipment, applications of methods, plant layout, materials, and computers for preparation of analyses and development of project deliverables within the discipline. Knowledge and understanding of technical and cost issues related to selection of design features within the discipline.
  • Prior experience on executing control system works in EPC projects.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and control valves including specifications, generation of data sheets, application of tubing and instrument installations.
  • Knowledge of control system design including digital and analogue control logic, control system network architecture, allocation of facility control system I/O, graphic displays, and acceptance tests.
  • Previous experience preparing estimated quantities, job hour estimates, and schedule planning.
  • Prior work experience being responsible for the engineering progress and performance reporting within a project earned value management system and trending program.
  • Skill in leading the technical work of less experienced engineers, designers and/or drafters who share in the design effort.
  • Demonstrated strong frontline leadership skills and emphasis on continuous improvement and team building and an ability to cope with conflicting deadlines, frequent interruptions, and multiple tasks.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • Module project experience is a plus.
  • Prior work experience and responsibility for the supervision on a medium or major size project in control system at Bechtel.
  • Experience in co-ordinating with global execution teams and offices.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel Engineering Department Procedures.
  • Prior experience in planning and executing greenfield or brownfield projects in one or more of the following market segments: Semiconductor, Electric Vehicle, Battery, or Data Center.



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.

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