Construction Coordinator

Requisition ID: 273996 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: 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

For over 70 years, Bechtel has been at the forefront of nuclear innovation delivering clean, reliable energy worldwide on over 150 nuclear power plants, adding more than 74,000 megawatts of nuclear generation capacity to the world. 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.


Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have partnered to deliver the first 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.


Position Summary

The Construction Coordinator acts as a representative of the construction functional group and serves as a link between Construction and the Engineering/Procurement teams. Participates in project meetings to represent construction, prepares and provides input to execution planning, schedules, cost, and general construction execution. Will develop a working knowledge of construction procedures, work processes, and automation tools used by construction and other functional organizations. Ensures that construction requirements are made known to the project team in a timely manner and obtains construction responses to the needs of other members of the project team. Early participation in the design development process by providing constructability input, with a focus on improving construction safety and quality, while seeking to optimize cost and schedule. 



  • Develop constructability concepts and provide guidance to the design effort during the early phases of the project.
  • Participate in constructability reviews during the design process.
  • Collaborate with the development of construction procedures, plans, and strategy documents.
  • Work with the design teams to ensure requirements are incorporated into the design, layout, and specifications.
  • Participate in design development and suggest/implement economical construction details to be incorporated into design drawings and specifications, utilizing lessons learnt from other projects and construction best practices.
  • Monitor and track engineering action items critical to support construction activities.
  • Monitor the completeness of engineering and procurement deliverables to support the construction schedule.
  • Support establishment of logistics strategy with design and procurement teams.
  • Support engineering and procurement schedule development.
  • Support Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (required on-site date) schedule optimization.
  • Represent construction in engineering and procurement schedule review meetings.
  • Utilize the plant design model to identify construction sequencing.
  • Drive consistency of engineering data to ensure compatibility with construction automation tools.
  • Participate in office and field meetings with project team members and client personnel, as required, e.g., project review meetings.
  • Identify potential problem areas or trends and work on total installed cost and continuous improvement issues.
  • Maintain communication with the field organization and office project team members regarding significant problem areas and potential solutions.
  • Perform and coordinate the construction review of engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Coordinate the construction review of vendor drawings, shop fabrication details, and erection procedures, on behalf of construction.

Qualifications and Skills
Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited university and 6+ years of related professional experience, or in lieu of degree, 12+ years related experience.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must be able to obtain a site security badge.
  • Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk-downs which may require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, using fall protection and other personal protective equipment (PPE), walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, and maneuvering around very small and/or confined spaces.


Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Nuclear Power Construction preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of a specific construction engineering discipline gained through a combination of related education and construction experience.
  • Broad based knowledge of the function and interrelationships of field construction entities and operations.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel Construction Nuclear Work Process Procedures.
  • Understands and applies the requirements of the Project Environmental, Safety & Health handbook and the Bechtel Core Processes to area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of the impact and effect of using field automation tools.
  • Knowledge of environmental compliance laws and requirements.
  • Knowledge of government compliance standards.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s Zero Accident Safety Philosophy.
  • Knowledge of current industry standards.


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.