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2022 Student Internship (UK) - Commissioning Engineering

Requisition ID:  242501

Requisition Posting End Date: [[req_postingEndDate]]


Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialise in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and Energy. Today, our colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. Bechtel is a family-owned company, and the value of family is carried through the company. Bechtel first began construction in 1898.

Bechtel is predominately engaged in large, heavy industrial and infrastructure projects, with project sizes ranging from fifty million to several billion pounds. Bechtel’s projects are generally regarded as ‘Mega-Projects’ – changing the face of the planet and contributing positively to people across the world.


The Commissioning & Operating Services group helps maintain Bechtel’s position as a leader in the engineering and construction industry. We provide startup, commissioning, training, operations, and equipment maintenance for customers worldwide in a variety of heavy industries, taking constructed systems and making them operational through a structured program of testing. This ranges from testing rail operations for a new railway system, to generating and exporting renewable power to the grid, to testing process systems that dispose of and remediate hazardous chemical waste from decommissioning of nuclear infrastructure. We perform the initial testing, troubleshooting and resolution of issues to hand over the final product to a happy customer.


Job Summary

Bechtel is seeking a Commissioning Engineering Intern for the UK, based in London. 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.


During the summer internship you’ll be assigned to a project or placed in an office where you can support our day-to-day operations. During this time, you’ll see how our business works and take on tasks that will give you valuable experience – all while having a real impact on our organisation. Interns work in multidisciplinary teams and you will have a dedicated supervisor who will be responsible for providing you with a full and busy workload while ensuring we provide you with the best experience possible during your time with us.

  • Setting personal goals to help you get the most out of your internship
  • Working with a dedicated supervisor to ensure your workload challenges you
  • Exposure to senior management through lunch and learn sessions and Q&As


Basic Qualifications

  • We accept applications from students who are in their penultimate year of study (2nd year of a 3 year degree or 3rd year of a 4 year degree), currently enrolled in a UK Bachelor or Masters of Science degree program in one of the following disciplines (or similar) from an accredited university:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Instrumentation, Controls, Computer Systems Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
  • Right to work and remain in the UK without sponsorship, now or in the future


Location will vary based on project needs, but likely to be London, with visits to various projects sites around the UK.


Further Information about Commissioning at Bechtel

Below is a typical list of assigned duties to a graduate commissioning engineer within Bechtel to give you a flavour of the things that we do.

  • Mechanical equipment setup and testing (pumps, turbines, and compressors)
  • Electrical distribution system testing and energisation
  • Instrument installation, calibration, and testing
  • Control system logic and operator interface validation and testing
  • Startup system scoping, scheduling, work planning, and test procedure development
  • Plan operation and equipment maintenance
  • System/process tuning and performance demonstration


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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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.