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2019 Student Internship (U.S.) - Chemical Engineer

No. of Openings:6

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Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting multiple industries. Bechtel’s internship program was created to cultivate real-life industry interest based on hands-on experience. Many new university graduate hires began their careers at Bechtel as a student intern. 


Chemical Engineering Interns work in multidisciplinary teams and provide support to solve problems involving the production or use of chemicals and bio-chemicals.  


The total number of interns and start dates are subject to workload and business conditions. Locations will vary based on project needs, and may include Houston, TX or Reston, VA, along with various project sites. 


General Job Duties

Chemical Engineering Interns may be responsible for: 

  • preparing flow or detailed system piping and instrumentation diagrams;  

  • performing system sizing calculations;  

  • establishing facility design requirements and develop the system safety basis;  

  • determining the sequence of operations and the selection of equipment and operating conditions required to convert a feedstock into products; and 

  • generating Process Flow Diagrams, Heat & Material Balances and Process Datasheets.  


Basic Qualifications 

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program in Chemical Engineering at an accredited college or university. 

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in one of the above fields. 

  • Ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project jobsites.  

  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship. 

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check. 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Currently enrolled in a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at an accredited college or university. 

  • Completed relevant coursework with a strong GPA.  

  • Prior co-op or internship experience.  

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.  


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

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.

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