Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID: 273195 

  •  Relocation Authorized: International - Single 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: London WC2E 

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 Senior Mechanical Engineer (Dry) – to join the Mechanical Engineering department within the Manufacturing and Technology Business Unit (M&T).


Assigned to projects to develop an area from conceptual phase to EPC phase. Plans and conducts independent work within M&T to support all business lines (Semiconductor, Electric Vehicle, Battery, and Data Center) 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 for a global business unit.


Typical Responsibilities

  • Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of engineering work in mechanical discipline in a project or staff group. Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements.
  • Performs work using Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs).
  • Plans, coordinates, or prepares equipment or work specifications, material requisition, technical bid evaluations and award recommendations.
  • Coordinates engineering efforts in assigned areas between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines, with the client, suppliers, and contractors and between other groups.
  • Assumes a lead technical role over other engineers or project subgroups for completing specific tasks as directed.
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to Supervisor and/or project management.
  • Facilitates technical discussions with third parties (client, suppliers, regulators).
  • Conducts reviews of vendor drawings, calculations and other documentation.
  • Works on conceptual studies, designs, reports, or proposals.
  • Prepares cost estimates, quantity take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
  • Reviews and checks work of subordinate engineers.
  • 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.
  • Coordinates and interfaces as directed with the day-to-day technical work of discipline engineers, specialists and designers.
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of discipline estimates and work plans in accordance with project scope, schedule and budget, and manages implementation and performance accordingly.
  • Supports function initiatives of developing Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Bechtel design guides, appropriate Bechtel Standard Computer Applications (BSAPs) and administrative practices.
  • Mentor designers and drafters by providing appropriate on-the-job training for their professional development.
  • Supports the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.


Skills and Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent from an accredited university or college (or international equivalent), with Wet and Dry systems experience.
  • In depth knowledge of equipment packages such as Chilled water systems comprising chillers with VFD, chilled water pumps, chilled water expansion tanks; Water treatment packages; Condenser / Cooling Tower systems comprising condenser water pumps, sand filter skids and filter pumps; Heating water systems comprising hot water boiler and pumps; and other types of skid mounted pump and tank packages, Air Handling Systems, Air Condensing units, Variable Air Volume Units and Cleanroom Recirculation Air and Exhaust Systems.
  • Applicant should be able to identify specific industry and technology experience.
  • Good working knowledge of ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel codes, Section IV - Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers, Section VIII - Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels, ASME B31.3 Process Piping, API 617 Process Centrifugal Compressors, API 610 Centrifugal Pumps, API 660 Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers, API 661 Air Cooled Heat Exchangers, API 650 Storage Tanks, AWWA Water Tanks and NFPA, International standard for cleanrooms and associated controlled environments (ISO 14644 1 thru’ 14), Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST-RP-CC001, 002, 006, 007, 012, 021, 034) for Cleanrooms and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), SMACNA and International Mechanical Code (IMC) standards for HVAC and Air Handling Units.
  • 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.
  • Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems, and engineering and design calculations.
  • Proficient knowledge of the application of Engineering to plant constructability as applied to construction methods and materials.
  • Thorough understanding of the roles played by other departments on projects including construction practices and the economics involved.
  • Knowledge of precedents in the discipline and of principles and practices of related disciplines.
  • Understanding of engineering planning and control methods.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication. Able to work in project groups with shared-work teams globally, to progress project designs.
  • Able to troubleshoot issues in a field or job site setting confidently, and to provide instruction on how to resolve issues identified.
  • Experience in writing equipment design specifications.
  • Experience of mentoring junior mechanical engineers.
  • Demonstrated ability to cope with conflicting deadlines, frequent interruptions, and multiple tasks.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A professional license in an appropriate engineering or scientific discipline, from a recognized licensing board preferred.
  • Prior work experience and responsibility for the supervision on a medium or major size project.
  • Experience with field installation / commissioning activities for Wet systems.
  • Experience in coordinating with global execution teams and offices.
  • Participated and contributed to code/standards committees (ASME, API, etc.).
  • Experience in supporting project reviews and closure of associated actions: PFDs, P&IDs, HAZiDs, JHAs, ENVIDs, HAZOPs and 3D model reviews.
  • 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.


What we offer

At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible 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 Program
  • 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 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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