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Coatings Field Engineer, UPF

Requisition ID: 262222 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Oak Ridge, TN 

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. This position will provide support to the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) located at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 


UPF is a multi-year, multi-billion dollar project and will be a first-of-its-kind complex for enriched uranium operations in support of Y-12 missions. UPF is one of the Department of Energy’s largest investments in Tennessee since the Manhattan Project and one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s largest construction projects. When complete, UPF will: replace a 70-year-old facility with modern buildings, reduce operational costs and energy consumption, improve worker safety, and provide enriched uranium capabilities well into the future. 


The UPF Construction project works on various schedules with differing start times pending project needs and may require employees to work overtime and/or night shift when business needs arise. 


Eligibility for this position requires US citizenship; the successful candidate must provide proof of US citizenship in order to obtain badge access to the site. Candidate must complete security questionnaire and successfully clear site access requirements check. All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be able to obtain a security clearance, as applicable. 


Position Summary

The Insulation/Coatings Field Engineer reports to the Lead Field Engineer. This individual will interface with the implementation contractor’s quality assurance lead and subcontract quality control technicians and craft to ensure the overall quality of insulation and coatings.  



  • Reviewing and approving contractor inspection and test plans for insulation and coatings
  • Reviewing contractor quantity takeoffs from design drawings
  • Assisting contractor with developing and approving coatings and insulation work packages and releases
  • Assisting contractor with development of work plan and schedule.
  • Reviewing and approving contractor permanent plant material requisitions for coatings and insulation
  • Inspecting material deliveries and assisting with kick and count
  • Approving contractor material withdrawal requests for permanent materials
  • Tracking contractor calibration records for measurement and test equipment
  • Performing in-progress inspections of coatings and insulation work
  • Validating contractor quantity reporting
  • Claiming quantities in TEAMWorks database
  • Assisting contractor with identifying and resolving non-conformances and constructability issues
  • Reviewing and providing technical disposition to PTR querie.
  • Leading final system walkdowns and developing and tracking punch-lists
  • Reviewing and approving contractor inspection and test records
  • Verifying contractor module turnover documentation is complete and acceptable
  • Participating in contractor safety programs
  • Reviewing weld records for coating releases
  • Creating Subcontractor Service Requests (SSR) for coating application


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering or similar from an accredited program plus 6+ years related experience. In lieu of degree, must have minimum 12+ years of related experience
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check, including verification of employment and education
  • Must be able to obtain a site security badge for access to the worksite
  • Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk-downs which may require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, using fall protection and other personal protective equipment (PPE), walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, and maneuvering around very small and/or confined spaces


Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent communication ability, both written and verbal
  • Ability to interact with all levels of project management
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications


Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent Bechtel experience as an Insulation/Coatings Field Engineer at a large EPC Project or experience working on a large EPC project for the Department of Energy (DOE)
  • NACE Level II or equivalent




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.