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Lead Field Engineer

Requisition ID:  237828

Requisition Posting End Date: 11/10/2021

Company Overview

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; Energy; 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.


Bechtel helps clients deliver projects of purpose that create a lasting positive legacy globally. These projects create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place. 

We are currently recruiting for long term career professionals, with an initial assignment supporting Telecommunications projects across the UK. Bechtel has been selected as a Delivery Partner on a £4 Billion programme to bring high speed internet connectivity to communities. The core focus is to deploy next generation fibre infrastructure across the public sector, businesses, mobile operators, and homes. These projects are key to improving connectivity for millions of people and boosting economic productivity in the long-term. 

To achieve this goal individuals from Bechtel bring their experience and expertise to the role while working within the client’s organisation as part of an integrated team. We commit to supporting the client’s goals while promoting our values of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust and collaboration guided by our Vision, Values and Covenants.           


Position Summary 

We’re looking for a creative, agile and resourceful Lead Field Engineer to help us fulfil our ambition of delivering Fibre To The Home (FTTH) to 8 million premises. Reporting to the Construction Manager, you’ll be responsible for monitoring a Full Fibre Network deployment project within one of our Cities. You’ll use your expertise to oversee both the civil and fibre construction activities, ensuring that our supply partner is carrying out site operations on time, to specification within Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental guidelines. 


Typical Responsibilities 

  • Support and coach the contractor, ensuring any ‘blockers’ to the plan are highlighted and escalated  
  • Conduct site audits  
  • Collaborate with other members of the team to ensure contract implementation on site, including drafting contract correspondence, reports or changes for use in contract administration 
  • Update or review daily/weekly progress tracking reports and review against the project delivery milestones, validate payments and highlight any risks to the Construction Manager 
  • Confirm all post installation/as-built documents are completed and checked in accordance with the conditions of the project and client requirements 
  • Consult with the Highways Department, Local Authorities and other Utilities companies on behalf of CityFibre to coordinate works  
  • Check that principal contractors have site-specific method statements and risk assessments in place 
  • Liaise with the public, dealing with any issues that the network construction activities may have caused 
  • Deputise for the Construction Manager at Local Authority Highways/Roads and Contractor meetings. 


Desirable Skills and Qualifications 

  • You’ll have a track record of supervising utilities and need to be highly self-motivated with the passion and drive to succeed, as well as an excellent communicator with the ability to negotiate outcomes that mitigate project risks. 
  • Typically requires bachelor’s or master’s degree (or international equivalent) and 5-7 years of relevant experience or 9-11 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree 
  • Outside Plant (OSP) Telecoms Network Build experience 
  • Experience of managing contracted engineering works  
  • Fibre optics splicing and Optical Time-domain Reflectometer (OTDR) or Insertion Loss Measurement (ILM) testing experience 
  • Knowledge of Blown and Traditional Cable installation techniques 
  • An understanding of method statements and risk assessments 
  • Working knowledge of Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 
  • An understanding of the New Roads & Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) 
  • Completion of IOSH Managing Safely course or Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) 
  • A full driving licence  



Positions are available in the North and Southeast of England. Depending on the distance from your home to the location of work you may be eligible for reimbursements/contributions toward your expenses for accommodation and/or travel. 


What you can expect from us 

At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:  

  • Flexible Working  
  • Private Medical Coverage  
  • Life Insurance Program  
  • Pension Scheme  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Long Term Disability Scheme  


Our Commitment

Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration, among others. These values help define our culture, our way of doing business, and the positive impact we aspire to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things.

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.