Senior Piping Designer

Requisition ID: 276036 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 

Extraordinary teams building inspiring projects:

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 values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. The Nuclear, Security & Environmental (NS&E) global business unit draws from Bechtel’s proven competencies and experience in engineering, procurement, construction, startup and operations, and project management to partner with various government agencies and commercial nuclear customers in their mission to improve lives in the United States and around the world. 

Project Overview:

Bechtel and Deloitte (Submarine Workforce Industrial Base (SWIB) prime contractor) are partnering with the US Navy on a one-of-a-kind opportunity to streamline and optimize the submarine production process and develop a national strategic functional dry docks plan across the US. New submarine production is critical to the Navy and Nation and ship building plans call for greater production (by tonnage) than at any point since World War II. To meet this demand, the Navy is working with industry and the shipbuilders to support capital investments required to provide ship building and repairs facilities optimization, and industrial equipment to meet this surging demand. The U.S. Navy SWIB procurement will develop strategies to streamline facility builds or accelerate its investments in existing shipbuilding facilities, footprint, and machines/fixtures to achieve the 1 Columbia Class and 2 Virgina Class submarines per year production rate while also sustaining the existing fleet. 

This project spans several supporting activities and sub-objectives, in close partnership and coordination with the prime Deloitte, NAVSEA 04, the 4 public Navy shipyards, General Dynamics Electric Boat, and Newport News Shipbuilding. The following list are activities and objectives that are the focus of this project:

  1. Develop a national strategic functional dry dock plan across public and private shipyards.
  2. Determine both a near term critical equipment modernization roadmap and a long-term equipment modernization lifecycle.
  3. Generate and implement strategies to accelerate current shipbuilding facility expansion. 
  4. Implement shipbuilding facility layout changes to optimize production and decrease shipbuilding and maintenance timelines.
  5. Assist shipbuilders in determining methodologies for reducing inventory space requirements.

This position will be full-time telework and will require travel of 25-30% of the year, which entails site visits to the various shipyards across the United States and in-office visits to Reston, VA. The position is contingent upon project award.

Job Summary:

In this role, you will plan, develop, and review Plant Design & Piping (PD&P) work, produce drawings and documentation, and prepare design estimates for a project. You will coordinate with clients, facilitate technical discussions, and review and approve drawings, calculations, and bid summaries. You will solve complex technical issues and ensure PD&P designs comply with all regulations and standards. 

Major Responsibilities:

Grade 26 

  • Plans, develops, coordinates and reviews design work within a small-size PD&P design work group on projects of medium size or assignments in support of global business unit​ 
  • Produces drawings and documentation in accordance with established design and scope including design of earthwork, drainage, road design, foundation, and steel detailing​. Ensures PD&P systems designs comply with all applicable installation codes, regulations, and standards 
  • Coordinates and interfaces as directed with the day-to-day technical work of PD&P engineers, scientists, specialists, designers and drafters​ 
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to upper management​ 
  • Facilitates technical discussions with third parties (client, suppliers, regulators)​ 
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of PD&P design estimates and work plan in accordance with project scope, schedule and budget, and manages implementation and performance accordingly​ 
  • Develops Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Bechtel design guides, appropriate Bechtel Standard Computer Applications (BSAPs) and administrative practices​ 
  • Coordinates with client representatives as delegated to obtain approval on phases of work​ 
  • Reviews key PD&P engineering drawings and calculations and bid summaries​ 
  • Mentors PD&P designers and drafters by providing appropriate on-the-job training for their professional development​ 

Grade 27 

  • Reviews and approves key PD&P engineering drawings and calculations and bid summaries​ 
  • Ensures PD&P systems designs comply with all applicable installation codes, regulations, and standards 

Education and Experience Requirements:

Grade 26 

  • Requires bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 8-10  years of relevant experience or 12-14 years of relevant work experience

Grade 27 

  • Requires bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 10-13  years of relevant experience or 14-17 years of relevant work experience

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Grade 26 

  • Career-level position within field​
  • Considered highly skilled and proficient in discipline​
  • Seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization, resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways

Grade 27 

  • Recognized as advanced contributor with specialized skill set​
  • Considered highly skilled & proficient in discipline​
  • Seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization, resolves a wide range of complex issues in creative and effective ways

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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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