Senior Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: 263357 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Various Bechtel Project Locations 

Project Overview
Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), Bechtel’s government services business, is one of the top providers to departments and agencies of the U.S. and British governments. Its successes include many large, first-of-a-kind projects in government site management, environmental restoration, defense, space, energy, and national and homeland security. 

Position Summary:

This position is for a Senior Systems Engineer (SE) to execute systems engineering activities including requirements management, organization, validation, and verification of complex design requirements, within a model-based systems engineering environment for various clients. The SE plays a critical role in the delivery of the Requirements Management and Model-Based Systems Engineering program for Bechtel work products and designs, as well as for coordination of the scope and integration of work with internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, proven problem-solving abilities, a can-do attitude, and the desire to innovate designs.


This position will be responsible for executing systems engineering work assignments concerned with specialized unique engineering requirements in a global business unit. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope, and may involve development of novel concepts, approaches, and solutions. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in executing requirements management, model-based systems engineering, industrial process modeling, and design development experience producing design documents for government customers in accordance with Unified Facilities Criteria and the Whole Building Design Guide. The candidate will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines and the client in the management and verification of the facility requirements. The position will be responsible for developing key systems engineering documents and must have a broad knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria pertinent to engineering and construction. In addition, it will be required that the candidate have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), can be the “face” of Bechtel, promoting our leadership, quality, and safety values, to external partners including vendors, construction companies, and other subcontractors.


Location: Multiple (Reston Va, Cape Canaveral Fl, Oak Ridge Tn, Roy Ut, Richland Wa)


  • Supports developing the Model Based Systems Engineering Program
  • Leads defining facility/system design requirements
  • Develops key engineering documents related to the systems engineering, design change management, design interface control, and equipment configuration packages 
  • Executes system-level design verification, requirements verification, test requirements specifications, and requirements flowdown and traceability.
  • Supports the implementation and implement testing and verification plans 
  • Accountable to capture, scrutinize and deconflict requirements across stakeholders and to subsequently assure delivery of hierarchical requirements management documents. 
  • Executes impact analyses for proposed requirement changes.
  • Leads delivery of multiple Systems Engineering packages 
  • Coordinate closely with other technical disciplines in planning and executing work as an integrated team
  • Identifying and quantifying changes in baseline scope and supporting baseline change authorization documentation. 
  • Leads planning, scheduling, budgeting, and estimating change packages on the Systems Engineering team
  • Supports maintaining Configuration Management 
  • Evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering methods, techniques, procedures and criteria, using independent judgment with limited oversight.
  • Engages with the customer to ensure alignment of delivery and design, and enhances communication opportunities


 Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering (Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, or related), from an accredited university, with at least 6 years of relevant experience, or 5 years of relevant experience with related master’s degree. In lieu of degree, 12 years of relevent expierence.
  • Relevant experience includes, design requirements development, system requirements verification, development of documentation packages demonstrating requirements implementation or validation.
  • US citizenship is required per contract requirement.
  • Possess active security clearance or ability to obtain security clearance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess detailed understanding of requirements management principles, and methods.    
  • Must be knowledgeable on broad Engineering & Construction industry/regulatory codes and standards
  • Knowledgeable on related construction practices and standard EPC deliverables
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to utilize engineering and office automation tools effectively



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Systems Engineering
  • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Proposal experience aligning scopes of work to engineering deliverables
  • Earned Value Management Systems experience
  • Active security clearance
  • Be familiar with the design of complex industrial facilities
  • Experience executing systems engineering with IBM® Rationale DOORS®, CAMEO, or other systems engineering or similar type software packages
  • Experience with SE implementation on projects executed for DOD, or other similar government agencies.
  • Design experience with Unified Facilities Criteria and the Whole Building Design Guide

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.

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