2024 University Graduate (U.S.) - Automation Engineer

Requisition ID:  269682


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


Automation Engineers work in multidisciplinary teams and provide support to Mechanical, Electrical, Control Systems and Plant Design disciplines within Engineering, and cross-functional support to Procurement and Construction.


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


General Job Duties

Automation Engineers will develop professional working knowledge and abilities through application of applicable codes and standards, as well as engineering calculations and techniques, procedures, and criteria. You will use limited, but increasing, judgement in performing your assigned duties using methods prescribed by your supervisor.

Typical Activities of the Engineering Automation Team:

  • Assists with setting up, installing, supporting, configuring, and implementing automation software tools
  • Investigates and resolves problems and provides information about the software and systems to the users
  • Customizes applications, prepares user guides and delivers training materials based on customer needs
  • Develops work plans to accomplish assigned tasks within established budgets and schedules


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree within Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering, or relevant Engineering and/or Information Technology (IT) degree, at 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 US without visa sponsorship, now or in the future
  • Able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Science degree in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering, or relevant Engineering and/or Information Technology (IT) degree, at an accredited college or university
  • Previous co-op or internship experience
  • Completed relevant coursework with a strong GPA
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.