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Senior Control Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: 258327 

  • 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 Project has multiple work schedules that are subject to change and may require employees to work overtime and/or nightshift when a business need arises. Monday through Friday. Work schedule and overtime are to be approved in advance by supervisors.


Eligibility for this position requires US citizenship; 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:

Performs high level Control Systems engineering activities. Responsibilities will include the review of and input to P&ID’s, preparation of Logic diagrams, functional block diagrams, Instrument data sheets, etc. Will also be responsible for preparation of specifications, material requisitions, data sheets and selection of instruments based on system application requirements and the review of vendor drawings to ensure proper interface and compliance with the technical requirements. Review of other discipline drawings and coordination with other disciplines will also be essential among this engineer’s duties.


Prepares instrument index and I/O list using automated tools, vendor inputs and Bechtel input as applicable. Works under the direction of more senior engineers/EGS and may have more junior level engineers/drafters subordinates. Responsible to produce high level and conceptual drawings and documentation within the discipline in accordance with established conceptual design and scope. Conducts checking as required. Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements, for the preparation of Control Systems design documents, specifications, material requisitions and system descriptions related to design tasks. Achieves EPC-PI work process improvement and promotes continuous work process improvement.


The Engineer shall champion non-proprietary electronic data interchange and integrate automation technology where ever practical. Must express thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and written. Demonstrate leadership qualities with emphasis on continuous improvement and team building, and interpersonal communication skills. Reporting to EI&C Senior EGS, additional duties may include technical oversight of Electrical and Control Systems design engineers.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 1: BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Computer or Electro-Mech engineering from an accredited institution with 6 years of relevant experience; or 12 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.
  • Level 2: BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Computer or Electro-Mech engineering from an accredited institution with 9 years of relevant experience; or 15 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.
  • This role requires a facility-specific clearance that requires U.S. Citizenship to obtain.
  • Candidate must be a US citizen.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
  • Must be able to obtain a site security badge for access to work site.
  • Must have 8 years of experience in Control Systems Engineering developing documentation for Conceptual, Preliminary and Final Design.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Familiar with design of nuclear facilities.
  • Hands on Microsoft office programs, VISIO, and other computer programs.
  • Extensive knowledge and application of Codes and Standards.
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities along with effective presentation skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Level 1: MS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Computer or Electro-Mech engineering from an accredited institution with 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Level 2: MS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Computer or Electro-Mech engineering from an accredited institution with 7 years of relevant experience.
  • PE Registration.
  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOD or DOE project experience.
  • Lead or supervisory experience.
  • Previous experience in review, selection and procurement of instrumentation and valves.
  • Previous Rockwell PlantPax PLC programming and HMI development experience.
  • Previous experience creating control logic and SAMA diagrams.


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.