AutoPipe Pipe Stress Engineer

Requisition ID: 274621 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 


This position requires relocation to Reston VA.


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 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.


Project Overview

Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have partnered to deliver the first AP1000 nuclear power reactors in Poland for our customer, the Polish Entity Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ). Bechtel will be the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project. As the EPC, our responsibilities will include providing the design for the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant as well as the construction of the entire facility. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and we are looking for the talent that will help expand Poland’s nuclear base and build a strong and long-lasting energy future for generations to come. 



  • Essential duties include performing pipe stress analysis of systems in accordance with ASME B31.3 Code.
  • Hands-on use of AutoPipe.
  • The stress work includes the modeling of the piping systems to verify piping flexibility, stability, and qualification of equipment nozzle loads.
  • Work closely with layout personnel and pipe support engineers to deliver a quality and cost-effective design.
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines and vendors as required.


Qualfications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1: BS degree in engineering from an accredited college or university with a minimum of  1 year of related experience.
  • Level 2: BS degree in engineering from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 3 years of related experience. 
  • Must have the right to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorshp.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of dynamic analysis and ASME B31.3 or B31.1 Codes.
  • Prior experience using pipe stress analysis program such as ME101, Caesar II, and/or Bentley AutoPIPE.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using AutoPipe for pipe stress analysis.
  • EIT certification.
  • Previous Bechtel project experience.
  • Previous DOD/DOE project experience.



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.

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 and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.