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Senior Civil/Structural Field Engineer - Night Shift

Requisition ID:  238064

Requisition Posting End Date: 10/31/2021

Senior Civil/Structural Field Engineer- Night Shift


Requisition ID:  238064

  • Relocation Authorized: National- Individual
  • Grade: 26
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?:  No
  • Termino de Posteo: 31/10/2021


Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers' objectives to create a lasting positive impact.

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values - ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation, and sustainability, and our covenants - integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview

Bechtel is seeking a Senior Civil/Structural Field Engineer- Night Shift for our MLP INCO Project, based in Salamanca. Minera Los Pelambres is an existing copper mine north of Santiago, Chile. Bechtel built the original project and subsequent expansions. Since 2016, Bechtel has been working on the development of a brownfield expansion of the existing copper concentrator that will add 40,000 tpd to its current production, and in September 2017 commenced the detailed engineering. The project also includes a 400-liter per second desalination plant and a 65-km, 24-inch water pipeline.



Performs construction engineering assignments of a varied nature requiring a full working knowledge of construction engineering practices. Exercises professional judgment within the framework of broad guidelines provided by superiors. May have responsibility to provide direction to less experienced construction engineers, or construction office technical or clerical personnel.  May specialize in a single field or area or assume a lead role in a specific segment of a construction project.

For salary grade determination, see Addendum.



A. Supervision Received

§  Receives technical and operational direction from supervising construction engineer or assigned supervising area manager.

B. Supervision Exercised

§  None. May provide technical and administrative direction to subordinate construction engineers and administrative support staff as assigned.

C. Contacts

§  Contacts are normally limited to construction, craft and subcontractor personnel in order to perform construction engineering practices.



1.      Assists construction superintendents in planning construction methods and procedures.  Coordinates and resolves engineering or construction problems with superintendents.

2.      Interprets design engineering drawings and prepares construction working drawings for the use of superintendents as required, including:

a. Temporary construction facilities.

b. Field sketches of revisions and additions and preparing “as built” drawings.

3. Reviews design drawings, related vendor drawings and installation instructions and studies interference problems.

4.      Prepares or directs preparation of field material purchase requisitions, including estimating the quantities and material takeoffs of the field purchases of materials.  Tracks commodities on quantity tracking systems or other computer database programs as required.

5.      Assists in coordination of vendor material deliveries, storage of materials, expediting and engineering reports related to the schedule.

6.      Prepares projections and schedules for workforce, material and equipment requirements.

7.      Prepares field change notices/requests, extra work orders and back charge notices.

8.      Reviews the progress of project controls documents.  Ensures the project controls programs are fully automated for use in the field.

9.      Prepares cost estimates and reviews project design and engineering bills of materials to ensure their completeness.

10.   Maintains records of costs and quantity information, evaluates data and prepares applicable reports as requested by project management utilizing established, standardized automation tools.

11.   Monitors the activities of subcontractors to ensure compliance with drawings and specifications.

12.   Administers change notices and amendments. Audits contractor requests for progress payments.

13.   Maintains updated subcontractor schedules, as assigned.

14.   Monitors installation of materials and equipment to assure conformance with drawings and specifications.

15.   Provides input to constructability and lessons learned.

16.   May be required to provide input on employee reviews of assigned subordinate personnel.



·        Knowledge of a single technical engineering discipline, contracts administration and/or cost and scheduling relating to the construction of heavy industrial projects.

·        Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications in accordance with current Bechtel Standard Application Program (BSAP) standards.

·        Awareness of environmental compliance laws and requirements.

·        Knowledge of Bechtel’s “Zero Accident” safety program.

·        Familiarity with current industry quality standards.

This knowledge is normally acquired through:

·        A recognized Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline coupled with work experience leading to a basic understanding of the technical knowledge described above, OR,

·        A recognized Master’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, OR

·        Specialized courses in construction management, contract law or mathematics and work experience leading to a basic understanding of the technical knowledge described above.



Salary Grade Determination


Grade 24

On a large project, performs assigned activities in one discipline, interfacing with related tasks being performed in more than one discipline within a single area.

On a small to medium-sized project, performs assigned activities in one discipline interfacing with other disciplines in all areas of the project.

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.

Applicants with a disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to or call +1-800-749-2372 for assistance. Determinations on request for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Juntos formando el mañana

Bechtel es una de las empresas de ingeniería, construcción y gestión de proyectos más respetadas a nivel mundial. Junto con nuestros clientes, entregamos proyectos emblemáticos que fomentan el progreso y el crecimiento económico a largo plazo. Desde 1898, hemos completado más de 25.000 proyectos extraordinarios en 160 países de los siete continentes. Operamos a través de cuatro unidades de negocios globales: Infraestructura; Nuclear, Seguridad y Medio Ambiente; Energía; y Minería y Metales. Nuestra empresa y nuestra cultura se basan en más de un siglo de liderazgo y una adherencia incesante a nuestros valores, cuyo núcleo son la seguridad, la calidad, la ética y la integridad. Estos valores son lo que creemos, lo que esperamos, lo que entregamos y lo que vivimos.

Bechtel es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. Todos los postulantes calificados serán considerados para su contratación sin distinción de raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad y expresión de género, edad, nacionalidad, discapacidad, estado de ciudadanía (según lo autorice la ley), estatus militar, información genética y cualquier otra característica protegida por la ley federal, estatal o local.

Postulantes en situación de discapacidad, que requieran de ajustes razonables para cualquier etapa del proceso de reclutamiento y contratación, pueden enviar su solicitud por correo electrónico a para recibir apoyo. Determinaciones referentes a los requerimientos de ajustes razonables serán revisados  caso a caso.