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2018 University Graduates (U.S.) - Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID:  209288



Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting multiple industries. Our engineers use their ideas and ingenuity to create innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions for our customers.


Mechanical and systems engineers at Bechtel work with one of the most visible aspects of a project, plant equipment.  Because of the variety of mechanical engineering activities at Bechtel, you must be a detail-oriented individual to join this team, and possess multifaceted skills, particularly in-depth technical expertise, flexibility, enthusiasm for individual and team tasks, and analytical problem-solving capabilities.


The total number of hires and start dates are subject to workload and business conditions. Locations will vary based on project needs, and may include Houston, TX and Reston, VA, along with various project sites.


General Job Duties

Mechanical and systems engineers lead the engineering design, specification, and support of:

  • Industrial, petrochemical, aerospace, and military facilities
  • Railways, airports, ports, and industrial cities
  • Mechanical equipment, fire protection, and HVAC systems
  • Biological, chemical, and radioactive waste treatment plants
  • Equipment troubleshooting and operating plant services
  • Materials engineering and technology
  • Systems engineering and configuration management
  • Nuclear, fossil, and renewable fuel power plants


Typical Activities

  • Select and specify equipment
  • Prepare flow or detailed system piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Perform system and equipment sizing calculations
  • Establish facility design requirements and develop the system safety basis
  • Project engineering
  • Review supplier designs
  • Prepare ventilation and instrumentation diagrams
  • Perform corrosion and erosion evaluations for systems and equipment
  • Author work processes and procedures


General Job Areas


Mechanical Engineers have many other career path options at Bechtel. Please be sure to indicate any other area(s) of interest on the Candidate Profile page.

  • Advance Simulation: Using simulation tools and methods to help develop design concepts and detailed engineering plans
  • Field/Construction: Facilitating build process on-site by modifying engineering documents to support a successful construction operation
  • Plant Design & Piping: Reviewing & designing the placement of plant equipment, systems and piping to ensure optimal space utilization
  • Project Estimating, Scheduling & Cost Control: Estimating costs of projects and developing project schedules by providing an objective view of project performance
  • Quality Assurance: Reviewing our work to ensure it meets or exceeds Bechtel’s quality standards and our customers’ quality expectations
  • Startup & Facility Operations: Testing, calibrating and verifying mechanical and electrical equipment and systems on a project site to have it ready for “turn on,” with an operating manual


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering from an accredited college or university within twelve (12) months of graduation date
  • Basic knowledge of engineering design, systems, calculations, along with application of engineering methods and construction methods & materials
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project jobsites


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering from an accredited college or University within twelve (12) months of graduation date
  • Completed relevant coursework with a strong GPA
  • Prior co-op or internship experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.