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2019 Student Internship (U.S.) - Plant Design & Piping (PD&P) Engineer

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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. 


The various Plant Design & Piping (PD&P) Engineering tasks at Bechtel demand detail-oriented individuals with multifaceted skills, particularly in-depth technical expertise, flexibility, enthusiasm for individual and team tasks, and analytical problem-solving capabilities.  


Each year, we hire many Plant Design & Piping (PD&P) interns.  The total number of hries 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.



Typical Activities of the PD&P Team 

Plant Design & Piping (PD&P) interns assist with the engineering specifications and support of :

  • Development of site/building general arrangements 
  • Generate calculations and drawings for piping and pipe supports 
  • Work in the 3D model to develop designs for piping, equipment, HVAC, or pipe supports 
  • Examine and analyze pipe configurations for ANSI/ASME code compliance 
  • Optimize facility layout based on piping and instrument diagrams, client requirements, current technology, and operational and maintenance requirements 
  • Interface with other engineering disciplines, construction, startup, and vendors during development of facility design 


Basic Qualifications 

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project jobsites.  
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship.  
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check.  


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Currently enrolled to obtain a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university. 
  • 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.

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