Construction Manager, Reston

Requisition ID: 272985 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • 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

Bechtel is the licensing, engineering, procurement, and construction partner on TerraPower’s Natrium team. Selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, Natrium is participating in a DOE initiative to re-establish U.S. leadership in nuclear energy that provides matching funding to industry to design and build an operational advanced reactor. TerraPower, a leading advanced generation technology company founded by former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, will be deploying its 345 MWe sodium fast reactor (SFR), called Natrium. The Natrium plant features an advanced, cost-competitive reactor design that is safer, simpler, easier, and less costly to construct, less expensive to operate, and able to provide energy that is competitive with fossil fuels. It also features an innovative molten salt energy storage system designed to be complementary to solar and wind power by evening out the peaks and valleys in production when the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing. With the reactor and energy storage output combined, the plant can produce more than 500 MWe of power for a limited time.


Other Team Natrium partners include GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, , PacifiCorp, , along with support from a number of national laboratories and universities. This DOE Program has the potential to be the largest funding program for advanced nuclear power in U.S. history and will shape the future of nuclear energy for decades.


We invite you to join our team for this historic and interesting opportunity! 


Position Summary

Assigned to the Construction Organization as the Construction Manager for the Natrium project at the Reston Home Office. Responsible for the organization and direction of all construction planning related activities for the Natrium project. Primary client contact for all project home office construction activities. Leads in project meetings and provides direction and input to execution planning, schedules, cost and general construction execution. Knowledgeable of construction procedures, work processes and automation tools used by construction and other functional organizations. 



  • Coordinates construction activities including all actions of Bechtel, subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Responsible for total site management including supervision of construction craft personnel, field engineering, contract administration, cost and schedule, field procurement, finance and accounting services, and industrial relations.
  • Responsible for ensuring development and execution of Project Automation Plan, Environmental Compliance Plan, Safety Plan, Site Survey Plan, Non-Manual Staffing Plan, Subcontracting Plan, Labor Strategy, Construction Execution Plan, Construction Automation Plan, Advanced Work Packaging Plan and job-site work rules.
  • Responsible for implementation of Bechtel’s Zero Accident safety program, security, housekeeping, and fire protection on the construction site and ensures strict adherence to federal and state safety codes.
  • Ensures the field organization is composed of qualified and knowledgeable personnel and ensures effective personnel utilization.
  • Ensures employee reviews are conducted on field staff in accordance with established schedule.
  • Establishes and implements construction schedules, methods, manning charts, material, and equipment requirements.
  • Controls all job-site expenditures for labor equipment, material and services and ensures field operations are within the budget.
  • Responsible for overall project performance and analyzes performances for adherence to quality standards and schedules.
  • Plans and establishes procedures to ensure all construction operations meet engineering designs and specifications.
  • Ensures corporate policies and procedures are fully implemented. Establishes project field procedures to be worked in conjunction with the corporate standards, as necessitated by project conditions and client requirements.
  • Responsible for all job-site industrial relations and coordinates the activities with corporate Industrial Relations departments.
  • Maintains effective client relationship and is the primary contact for client's communication with the field construction activities.
  • Maintains an effective relation with other functional departments.
  • Develops, implements, and administers a job-site security plan and coordinates the activities with corporate security department.
  • Coordinates all job-site's contractual activities. Participates in contracts and subcontracts negotiations.
  • Directs the development and implementation of a training program to ensure subordinate personnel receives progressive training to enable them to assume additional responsibilities. Responsible for overall development of construction training and any testing as required. Directs the overall project safety programs and ensures strict adherence to federal and state safety codes.
  • Responsible for implementation of an effective community relations plan for the site.
  • Ensures required permits and licenses are in place prior to the start of the affected work at site.
  • Responsible for the implementation of Six Sigma methodologies in the construction organization and the promotion of other continuous improvement processes.

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited university and 15+ years of related professional experience, or in lieu of degree, 21+ years related experience.
  • Minimum 10 years of supervisory experience including management of multifunctional organizations.


Additional Qualifications

  • This project may have multiple work schedules that are subject to change and may require employees to work overtime, weekends and/or night shift when a business need arises.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a team-based environment.
  • Knowledge of all phases of construction operations relating to field activities of all disciplines, construction technologies and jobsite management.
  • Knowledge of the phases of project scoping, planning, procurement of materials using Engineering Inspection Records, Field Material Requisitions/Material Withdrawal Requests and execution relating to the construction of multi-discipline works.
  • Knowledge of project-specific environmental compliance requirements. 
  • Thorough knowledge of Bechtel’s Zero Accident Philosophy or equivalent.
  • Experience managing both subcontracted and self-performed construction projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of the content and implementation of Bechtel Nuclear Quality Policies including Safety Related NQA-1 requirements on Construction Projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of the content and implementation of Bechtel Labor Management Plans and Union Labor management.
  • Direct hire execution experience managing projects of $300M or greater.
  • Prior experience with commercial Nuclear Power projects, Government Nuclear Facilities or Government funded projects.



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.