2023 University Graduate (U.S.) - Construction Field Engineer (Civil)

No. of Openings:11


Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting multiple industries. Our employees use

their ideas and ingenuity to create innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions for our business and customers.

Bechtel's construction teams are proud of their role as builders, completing projects around the world - often under difficult conditions in challenging locations. Supervisors, superintendents, and field engineers are the on-site pros who bring a project to life. There is a world of career opportunities for Construction professionals at Bechtel, including field engineering, project estimating, scheduling & cost control, and craft supervision.


Field Engineers work in multi-disciplinary teams and provide support to the design for a variety of industry projects.

Bechtel is synonymous with construction. We have been a construction-driven company from the beginning. The industry is constantly changing, and the challenge must be met with innovative, self-starting field engineers who possess strong technical backgrounds and the ability to develop working relationships throughout the many facets of the

organization. Locations may vary (Houston, Texas, Reston, Virginia, or various project sites).



Field engineers at Bechtel provide technical direction to superintendents and craft workers to complete our projects safely, efficiently, and cost effectively, while meeting required technical and quality standards. As a field engineer at Bechtel, you'll have the opportunity to work in various disciplines, such as civil, electrical, mechanical, piping, instrumentation, welding, and quality.


Also included in the construction engineering field are subcontract coordinators, who manage the daily interface between subcontractors and the rest of the construction site.


Typical Activities 

Design temporary construction facilities


Interface with other functions including engineering and procurement

Perform constructability reviews

Plan and package the work for the craft

Verify installed quantities

Resolve technical issues with designer of record

Manage equipment and materials, both permanent plant materials or material used for indirect construction use

Perform inspections and tests to verify quality and manage quality records

Interact with subcontractors

Implement standard work processes and procedures


General Job Duties

Construction professionals are typically responsible for:

Reviewing drawings for constructability and providing interpretation to craft and/or installation subcontractors

Monitoring construction activities to ensure quality, project schedule adherence and compliance with drawings, and

specifications and codes, through regular inspections

Performing quantity takeoffs and assist with the preparation of field material requisitions

Conducting site visits for the purpose of producing daily reports of the work and/or subcontractor activities

Coordinating input to the quantity tracking and progress database used for measuring project completion

Monitoring actual cost versus budget

Preparing punch lists to track incomplete work


Attending subcontractor bid walks and assist in bid evaluation to support subcontract award

Maintaining the highest level of safety awareness and ensure all tasks are completed to the highest safety standards


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor of Science degree program in Civil Engineering at an accredited college or university within the past 12 months or upcoming 12 months

Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future

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


Preferred Qualifications


Completed relevant coursework

Prior co-op or internship experience

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Practical work experience in a construction environment

Demonstrated teamwork skills

Fluency in multiple languages (preferably Spanish, Arabic, or French)

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.

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