Civil/Structural Engineer - Technical Partner

Requisition ID: 275662 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Reading 


Company Overview:

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 Vision, Values and Commitments. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.  


Project Overview:

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 counter-terrorism 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.


Position Summary:

This position is for a Civil/Structural Engineer who will work a multi-year United Kingdom (UK) nuclear infrastructure programme for which Bechtel are the Technical Partner (covering Project Management and Engineering services). This project is at the conceptual design phases driving a programme involving a multi-billion investment in nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.

We are looking for a proactive and driven Civil/Structural Engineer who will support a Project Engineering Manager as the technical representative for engineering activities related to the planning, design, execution, and closeout of civil/structural activities. You will assist in conceptual engineering design efforts, which may include the delivery of technical documents, execution of engineering schedule activities, quality checks, and overall project delivery. You will be involved in preparing technical reports, studies, design and procurement documentation, and calculations using engineering software, and supporting systems.

You will have the ability to work independently, use engineering judgment, and devise new approaches to solving problems. In addition, you will help others and respond to requests for help in solving technical or procedural problems or issues.



  • Conduct and coordinate conceptual and detailed phases of engineering work in accordance with company, contract, and industry codes and standard.
  • Apply engineering principles for the analysis and design of structures, systems, and components. Influence the outcome of technical issue resolution within the discipline/function, as well as with third parties (customer, suppliers, and regulators).
  • Perform work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements.
  • Have extensive technical knowledge of engineering systems, engineering calculations, applications of engineering methods and materials, and applications of 2-D and 3-D computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) to resolve engineering problems. Ensure the design is cost effective, in accordance with applicable safety, health, environmental regulations, customer requirements and engineering codes & standards.
  • Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of cost estimates, quantity take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary and cross-functional reviews of documents and deliverables. Effectively communicate design requirements and status across the project, and to customers, vendors, construction, and other organisations.
  • Coordinate with the Systems Engineering group and other groups in development of project and system requirements.


Skills & Qualifications:


  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from an accredited university or college with extensive and relevant EPC/EPCM design experience on major infrastructure projects.
  • Must have working knowledge of engineering procedures, covering discipline deliverable production & control.
  • Working knowledge of Tekla structural design software or similar application.
  • Strong knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards, engineering processes and design criteria.
  • General understanding of civil/structural design processes and deliverables of other engineering disciplines.
  • Experience working with design and construction contracts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to obtain a SC Clearance for access to the AWE Site.


  • Working knowledge of related non‐reactor nuclear codes, standards, best practice non-reactor nuclear/hazardous confinement systems, and knowledge in generation of engineering documents in a nuclear environment.
  • Experience in front end design and equipment selection for nuclear, or nuclear chemical facilities including cranes, and other material handling equipment.



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.

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