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2023 University Graduate (UK) - Field Engineering - Civil/Mechanical/Electrical - Plymouth

Requisition ID: 262955 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Plymouth 

Bechtel helps clients deliver projects of purpose that create a lasting positive legacy globally. These projects create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.


We are currently recruiting Graduate Engineers with an initial assignment supporting a critical defence infrastructure project in the Plymouth area of the UK. You will be part of a team entrusted with the success of what is a high-profile and nationally important undertaking, working in a highly collaborative partnership with our client and supply chain colleagues. Our responsibilities span engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning phases, delivered with a focus on safety, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, and modern engineering and construction methodologies. Experience of the defence and nuclear sectors can be helpful, but we are equally interested in the ability of candidates to apply broader experiences in a new environment.


To achieve this goal individuals from Bechtel bring their experience and expertise to the role while working within the client’s organisation as part of an integrated team. We commit to supporting the client’s goals while promoting our values of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust and collaboration guided by our Vision, Values and Covenants.


Position Summary


Opportunities for Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering graduates are available in our Infrastructure business unit, covering various sectors such as renewable energy, rail/metro systems, urban developments, airports, and highways.


A Bechtel Engineer is key to the success of a project during the construction phase.  The position offers a foundation for a career as a technical specialist or a manager and opportunities to travel. 


Typical Responsibilities


  • Assisting in conceptual designs, studies, reports, and proposals
  • Checking suppliers’ drawings and data for compliance with specifications
  • Ensuring technical submissions comply with the accepted format and design requirements
  • Providing technical engineering input on designs, documentation and provide appropriate responses
  • Assisting in detailed development of established design concepts for systems, structures, and equipment
  • Coordinating assigned work with other technical personnel as directed
  • Assisting in development and verification of project control documents and status reports


Skills and Qualifications


  • Successful candidates should be on track for a relevant 2:1 Masters Degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related degree and be legally allowed to work in the UK
  • Work experience relevant to the area you are applying to and extra-curricular activities will assist in your application


What you can expect from us


At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We offer:


  • Graduate Training Programme
  • Excellent industry experience
  • Networking and social events with other graduates
  • Full support towards obtaining Chartership (our programme is accredited by the ICE, IMechE and IET)
  • Flexible Working
  • Private Medical Coverage
  • Life Insurance Program
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability Scheme
  • Our Commitment


The position is open to United Kingdom (UK) Nationals only. The successful candidate must be able to obtain an SC security clearance.




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.