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Instrumentation Field Engineer, UPF

Requisition ID: 260265 

  • 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 has multiple work schedules that are subject to change and may require employees to work overtime, weekends, and/or night shift when a business need arises. 


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 to 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 Instrumentation Field Engineer will report to the Lead I&C or Area Field Engineer. This individual is responsible for providing technical assistance, direction, and support to Bechtel and subcontractor field supervision for construction and installation activities for all instrumentation associated with the unit equipment and materials. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:



  • Performing inspections and initiating supporting documentation for all discipline system installations on an ongoing basis. 
  • Providing support to field supervision in establishing requirements for manpower, tools, equipment, and material requirements for a given work evolution.
  • Identify the scope of installation work packages for scopes of work in support of the construction schedule.
  • Assist Supervision in preparing short- and long-term schedules, and interfacing with the superintendents and other discipline field engineers.
  • Executing field material takeoffs from "Certified For Construction" drawings providing input to the quantity tracking applications and reporting on weekly installed quantities to Project Controls.
  • Preparing field material requests for equipment and materials, and monitoring status of purchase orders and deliveries.
  • Trouble-shooting the design, resolving issues with engineering and/or fabricator using formal field documentation processes.
  • Ensuring all installations are per the latest revisions of design drawings, specifications, standards and codes.
  • Completing and verifying quality documentation per inspection and test plans.
  • Completing final system walk-downs, deficiency tracking and close-out.
  • Completing and reviewing as-built documentation.
  • Monitoring actual work performance compared to the project budget and schedule.
  • Monitoring equipment installation, planning for delivery of construction materials and equipment.
  • Assuring that proper warehousing and storage exists to ensure environmental protection.
  • Reviews specifications, purchase orders, subcontracts, inspection reports, delivery schedules, instruction manuals and technical data to assist and advise on‑site.


 Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Level I: B.S. Degree in Engineering or similar from an accredited program and 6+ years of experience or 12+ years related experience in lieu of degree.
  • Level II: B.S. Degree in Engineering or similar from an accredited program and 9+ years of experience or 15+ years related experience in lieu of degree.
  • Must be a US Citizen.      
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check, including verification of employment, education and travel.
  • Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk downs that 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

  • Knowledge of engineering and construction methods and processes is customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
  • Displays effective communications skills crucial to motivating team members and presenting plans in a clear and concise manner.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Experience with TEAMWorks, SETROUTE, and Maximo software programs


Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent Bechtel experience as Mechanical/Piping Field Engineer with I&C experience at a large EPC Project.
  • Previous experience working on a large EPC project for the Department of Energy (DOE).
  • Previous NQA-1 experience
  • Piping (small bore) and Specialized Mechanical Equipment (Glove Boxes,) equipment skids, multi-discipline pipe racks).
  • Previous experience using Teamworks or Pipe Fighter Application/Tools (Bechtel)..


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.