2024 University Graduates (UK) - Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Process/Systems Engineering - Reading

Requisition ID: 270787 

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

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 the AWE project. For more than 70 years, Atomic Weapons Enterprise (AWE) has supported the UK Government’s nuclear defence strategy and the Continuous at Sea Deterrent. They use nuclear know-how and technical expertise to provide innovative solutions that support the UK’s counterterrorism and nuclear threat reduction activities. Like Bechtel, they create and maintain a safe operating culture where safety is front and centre of everything they do. From building state-of-the-art facilities, to supporting Production, Science, Engineering and Technology programmes, the management of Environment, Safety, Health, and Wellbeing underpins all activities at AWE.


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 Commitments.


Position Summary


Opportunities for Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Process or System 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, Electrical, Process or Systems Engineering or related degree
  • 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, IET and IChemE)
  • Flexible Working
  • Private Medical Coverage
  • Life Insurance Program
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability Scheme


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.