Senior Battery Specialist

Requisition ID: 274880 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Various Permanent Bechtel Office Locations 

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 customer’s objectives to create a lasting positive impact.

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining and Metals; and Manufacturing and Technology 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 expect, and how we deliver.


Bechtel India is a global operation that supports execution of projects and services around the world. Working seamlessly with business line home offices, project sites, customer organizations and suppliers, our teams have delivered more than 125 projects since our inception in 1994.

Our offices in Gurgaon, Vadodara and Chennai will grow significantly and sustainably with exciting career opportunities for both professionals and young graduates who are passionate about creating a cleaner, greener, and safer world; building transformational infrastructure; making decarbonization a reality; and protecting people and the environment.



Position Summary:

The Senior Battery Specialist will support the Manufacturing & Technology business with deep understanding of battery chemistry or battery manufacturing. This individual will maintain relationships with academia and industry experts to track latest technology advances. Makes recommendations on which technologies and prospects to pursue. Represents Bechtel in discussions with or presentations to client management or senior technical personnel, and in so doing may affect Bechtel’s image or objectives.


Job Dimensions:

Supervision Received

  • Receives administrative supervision from the Discipline Chief or other group/department managers with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

Supervision Exercised

  • Provides functional guidance to engineers, scientists, or technicians; however, is not typically responsible for staff planning or salary



  • Maintains continuing contact with senior management, client technical decision-makers, client representatives, suppliers, regulatory authorities, educational institutions, and professional societies as required to obtain and exchange information pertinent to assignments. Maintains contact with outside consultants.



  • Serves as subject matter expert on battery materials (components, batteries, and recycling) or battery manufacturing.
  • Develops and maintains deep understanding of battery chemistry or battery manufacturing, including latest technical advances in academia and industry.
  • Utilizing Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Assessment model to make recommendations to management on which technologies in which to focus resources and prospects to pursue.
  •  Reviews engineering or scientific concepts, proposals, drawings, calculations, and specifications.
  •  Participates in business development activities and proposal development efforts.
  • Provides guidance and direction to specialty scientific or engineering personnel in the development of advanced design criteria and specifications.
  • Screens and recommends selection of outside consultants; coordinates their activities and monitors their performance.
  • Interprets new or special governmental regulations, engineering codes, standards, criteria, and performance data.
  • Takes an active and visible role, representing Bechtel at professional conferences and on committees.
  • Manage all aspects of the technology, concept development, and support the business development units.
  • Collaborate with business development and solution teams for giga manufacturing design, mass production and supplier selection.
  • Provide technology leadership and technical advice & guidance to management on future technology trends and area to invest.
  • Compile and maintain benchmark data, such as industry technology roadmaps, industry committed goals, technical developments and metrics, public announcements, and government mandates.


Job Knowledge:

  • Substantial technical knowledge in battery chemistry or battery manufacturing.
  • Knowledge and experience in large scale powder handling systems. 
  • Prior experience in running large scale furnaces, spray dryers or mixing equipment for industrial production of solid powders
  • Experience in handling large scale industrial solvent (similar to NMP or DMAc) – processing and recovery
  • Experience in large scale projects from start to finish, 
  • Lead through knowledge as an individual expert and strong collaborator, 
  • Stay on top of the application field through individual network as well as published knowledge through academic and government projects,  
  • Experience and expertise in lithium battery product design, engineering and technical development of giga cell manufacturing
  • Knowledge of scientific or engineering systems, calculations, applications and construction methods and materials.
  • Thorough knowledge of industrial and regulatory standards and design criteria in the engineering or scientific discipline.
  •  Skill in oral and written communications.


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Chemical or other applicable engineering or scientific discipline and 14+ years of progressive work experience, or PhD degree and 10+ years of experience.
  • 7+ years of battery chemistry or battery manufacturing experience.
  • Oral, written and graphic communication and presentation skills.
  • Flexible to work across different time zones


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of battery manufacturing systems and equipment.
  • Experience in sizing and evaluating equipment required for battery component production or battery manufacturing facilities.
  • Understanding of standard industry practices and trends regarding manufacturing automation systems, programmable logic controllers, and applications of such systems in battery manufacturing.
  • Experience in development and scaling of new manufacturing processes. 
  • Experience with applicable process and chemical engineering codes and standards.
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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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.