Mechanical Lead

Requisition ID: 276038 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Ogden, UT 


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; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.


Core to Bechtel is our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our commitments – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview

Bechtel is on the Northrop Grumman Corp. team preparing to deliver the Sentinel system of inter-continental ballistic missiles and launch infrastructure. Sentinel is a vital U.S. Air Force program designed to modernize the nation’s aging force of inter-continental ballistic missiles, which make up the ground element of the nuclear deterrent. As part of the Northrop Grumman Sentinel nationwide team, Bechtel will provide launch system design, construction, and integration.


Bechtel is the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) partner on the Northrop Grumman team to deliver the Sentinel Program, which is modernizing the ground-based leg of the U.S. nuclear deterrent triad, including intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) systems and launch infrastructure. Bechtel’s scope of service in Sentinel’s current Engineering & Manufacturing Development phase focuses on the ground infrastructure component of the program.


A major contractor for the United States and allied governments, Bechtel has managed such efforts as chemical weapons demilitarization projects, missile-defense, infrastructure, base operations, procurement and project management, and restoration and recovery spanning half a century. We use our expertise to help our customers securely and effectively transform mission delivery.


We invite you to join our team for this interesting opportunity!


Position Summary

The Mechanical Lead will support the Mechanical Engineering Group Supervisor in leading other Mechanical Engineers who will prepare design and procurement documents for the Sentinel Project. This position has technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, and coordinating these assignments as they pertain to plumbing and fire protection systems as well as unique requirement driven equipment. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills and proven problem-solving capabilities. Additionally, the ideal candidate must 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.



  • Provide direction and technical guidance to discipline work group and assist the management of discipline work process execution and ensure technical adequacy in accordance with company, contract, and industry codes and standards.
  • Assist in the building of an inclusive team environment where all are able and expected to contribute to the maximum of their capabilities. Provide leadership and mentoring to team members.
  • Establish or assist in establishing and maintaining work plans to ensure schedules are met and stakeholder requirements are satisfied. Create and track actions, estimate hours, and update schedules.
  • Devise innovative approaches to solving problems from a variety of detailed technical options and assess cost implications.
  • Contribute directly to the cost-effective design of plumbing and fire protection systems as well as unique requirement driven equipment.
  • Identify major technical uncertainties and present solution options for management decisions.
  • Serve as an advisor for the analysis and solution of engineering problems and interpret drawings, verbal instructions, and applicable codes relevant to project requirements and the ability to articulate explanations.
  • Interface and coordinate with other engineering disciplines and the client in developing the design.
  • Perform other related work as assigned by Mechanical and Plant Design Team Supervisor or Deputy Supervisors.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1 - Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related field (e.g. Industrial, Electrical, Chemical or Nuclear Engineering) from an accredited university or college with at least 6 years of relevant technical experience.
  • Level 2 - Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related field (e.g. Industrial, Electrical, Chemical or Nuclear Engineering) from an accredited university or college with at least 9 years of relevant technical experience
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Related experience includes, but is not limited to, experience in Piping and Instrument Diagram (P&ID) development, fluid system design, hydraulic, heat transfer, and thermodynamic calculations, and equipment specification and design development for waste processing, nuclear, refinery, power, or chemical process facilities.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanical engineering work processes, procedures, and specifications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to travel to project jobsites 1 week per quarter.
  • Possess active security clearance or the ability to obtain a security clearance.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Bechtel Corporate guides and standards.
  • Experience working on DOD government projects and Unified Facilities Criteria (UFCs).
  • Experience using SpecsIntact to tailor Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS).
  • Experience with International Plumbing Code, ASME B31, and/or NFPA codes typically used in Diesel Generator Fuel Systems and Fire Detection, Alarm, and Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems
  • Experience in working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1, AS9100D, or ISO-9000.
  • U.S. Professional Engineering License in Mechanical, Nuclear, or Chemical Engineering (or ability to obtain within 12 months).



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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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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