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Mechanical / Piping Field Engineer

Requisition ID:  217469

Project Overview:

Pennsylvania Chemicals is a world-scale facility that will use ethane to produce 1.6 million tonnes of polyethylene per year. The project will involve up to 6,000 workers during its construction and is expected to employ 600 permanent employees when completed. The ethylene / polyethylene complex will be located in the Ohio River Valley north of Pittsburgh. It comprises an ethane cracker and three polyethylene units, plus OSBL including a gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration unit and a large storage-in-transit rail yard.

Role Overview

The Mechanical Field Engineer reports to the Area Field Engineer. This individual is responsible for providing technical assistance, direction, and support to field supervision for all mechanical on site. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Review applicable supplier manuals, standard procedures and applicable codes to establish storage requirements and mechanical requirements and frequencies for all permanent plant equipment that will be received and installed
  • Ensure database applications, including TEAMWorks are populated with all data necessary
  • Conduct field inspections to verify execution of P&M activities and verify records completed by P&M personnel for completeness and accuracy.
  • Initiate Non-conformance reports to formally document equipment that is damage or not in accordance with project specifications. Resolve technical issues and provide technical direction to superintendents and craft to implement remedial action.
  • Execute field material takeoffs, providing input to tracking and reporting on weekly preservation activities to Project Management, and monitoring work performance compared to project budget and schedule
  • Prepare field material requisitions for equipment and consumables associated with preservation activities and monitor status of purchase orders and deliveries
  • Assist field procurement in receipt inspection and reporting of associated equipment and materials and preventive maintenance requirements
  • Act as point of contact for coordination and resolution of technical issues related to provision of subcontracted technical services that may be required for preservation of the permanent plant equipment
  • Complete and verifying quality documentation per inspection and test plans
  • Assist Area Field Engineer with additional field engineering activities as assigned.
  • Work closely with other discipline field engineers and coordinate efforts and activities to meet the project requirements.


Basic Qualifications

  • University/B.S degree in a relevant Engineering discipline is desired but may be waived if equivalent industry experience can be demonstrated.
  • 5 years minimum field engineering experience in a direct hire environment.
  • Understanding of applicable Bechtel work processes including Standard Work Process Procedures is preferred.
  • Experience in oil, gas, refinery, petrochemical, minerals processing or power generating station construction is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Bechtel Standard Applications (BSAPs) including InfoWorks, TEAMWorks, EQMS, BPS, PTR, and other automation tools which are used on Bechtel projects is an asset.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Working knowledge of applicable industry codes and standards is required.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and preservation practices and engineering and construction methods and processes customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience
  • Experience managing technical services subcontracts is desirable
  • Excellent communication and problem solving ability

All applicants must have the right to work and remain in the United States.

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.