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Senior Designer Electrical

Requisition ID:  254455

  • Relocation Authorized: None
  • Grade: 25-26
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed? Yes 
  • Requisition Posting End Date: 05/19/2022 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Employee Referral Amount:  

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.



Within discipline develops designs for complete and complex engineering systems, structures and plant arrangements with minimum supervision. Plans and executes the presentation of these in graphic form or in detailed scale models. Works independently on design projects.



  • Either directly or through subordinate supervisors, provides operational supervision and technical guidance through administering and directing the work of designers and drafters who work as a medium size group in a particular discipline on a project, and assigns lead roles. Determines staffing needs and schedules to meet work requirements. Prepares the preparation of layouts, study drawings, detailed design 2-D and 3-D Computer Aided Design (CAD) models and construction drawings. Support development of work plans and schedules for the assigned work including estimate for material quantities, design deliverables and staffing needs to meet the project milestones. Supervises preparation of assigned material requisitions and bid evaluations. Monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices and with approved design standards to provide quality design, reliable/safe plant operation and construction economy, and assigns lead roles. Prepares design and drafting procedures to standardize design effort.
  • Coordinates or makes jobsite visits as required, to resolve problems and interpret drawings and documents. Reviews or defines engineering scope changes, as required, for project management. Endorses or prepares reports of work progress, as required, for project and discipline use.
  • Organizes and directs the implementation of on-the-job training of assigned personnel. Conducts annual performance reviews in accordance with approved procedures and holds career development discussions.
  • Establishes and maintains communication with project engineers, engineering supervisors in charge of related disciplines, and with administrative personnel within the project. Consults with equipment suppliers, technical specialists and client representatives as directed to provide and receive technical information.
  • Responsible for assigned activities within an engineering or design discipline on a project or program. Applies broad and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to project engineering in the preparation of complex designs and deliverables under the direction of an engineer. Makes decisions independently concerning problems with the discipline on the project. Represents the discipline on the project and with the client to resolve technical questions and as required to coordinate work.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Min. 15 Years of experience, specialized courses in drafting, design and engineering practices, and CAD, or a recognized diploma.
  • Extensive experience in design and drafting and experience in personnel administration.
  • Broad knowledge of design and drafting techniques, engineering drawings, graphic arts, reading of drawings and reproduction methods used by the discipline. Skill in reading, interpreting and using related documents and drawings prepared by other project groups. Knowledge of the application of engineering and construction materials related to the discipline’s design responsibilities. Knowledge of discipline Design Guides, mathematical formulae and design calculations used in the discipline. Knowledge of procedures used for the procurement and quantity control of bulk materials applicable to the discipline.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, design criteria and codes relevant to the discipline.
  • Broad knowledge of 2-D and 3-D computer aided drafting (CAD) tools.
  • Knowledge of technical responsibilities of other groups associated with the total design effort. Demonstrated skill in organizing and supervising.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Must be proficient in the use and application of international design standards including IEC and NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code).
  • Proficiency in Microstation, SmartSketch, S3D is required.
  • Knowledge of SPEL is preferred.
  • Previous experience as Senior Design Supervisor is required.
  • Ability to develop innovative ideas to reduce project total installed costs (TIC).

Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine what COVID-19 safety protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking. The protocols for the position may be different from those of your current work location and may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Should you be selected, you will be required to comply with the COVID-19 safety protocols of your new work location. 

Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position.  Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.