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Deputy Manager of Engineering

Requisition ID:  243301

Requisition Posting End Date: 12/01/2021

Project Overview:

Plans and coordinates engineering staffing, work processes, business development and oversees engineering performance for projects within the global business unit.  Has full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments.  Is responsible for acting independently on engineering matters pertaining to the project, projects or designated large engineering assignments.


Job Dimensions:

A.  Supervision Received

  • Receives administrative supervision from a global business unit Manager of Engineering in terms of broad general objectives and limits.  

B.  Supervision Exercised

  • Exercises functional direction over assigned Engineers, Engineering Supervisors, Chief Engineers, Project Engineers, and Project Engineering Managers.

C.  Contacts

  • Participates in contacts with the client on matters relating to engineering progress and quality.  Participates, as appropriate, in contacts with prospective and present clients to help develop new business for the global business unit.



  • In consultation with Manager of Engineering and Chief Engineers, makes the initial selection of project engineer management team (Project Engineers/Project Engineering Managers), and Engineering Supervisors on new projects, for engineering management/project management and client approval.
  • Directs and provides technical and administrative guidance to assigned Project and/or discipline Engineers in the management of engineering projects.
  • Reviews staffing plans on all assignments.
  • Conducts annual performance reviews in accordance with approved procedures and holds career development discussions.
  • Participates in project planning prior to proposals to provide technical guidance in the engineering and construction review of proposals.
  • Inputs to, owns and reviews project schedules and approves staffing estimates for engineering personnel for new proposals and jobs as assigned.
  • Keeps informed on the status of all projects involving assigned personnel with respect to schedule, budget, work quality and client satisfaction, and contributes leadership, experience and expertise in the solution of difficult problems.
  • Inputs to and owns the engineering elements of a project capital estimate (proposals and execution) quantities and budgets.
  • Reviews major changes or deviations in project scope, project material quantities, budget or schedule, and assists particularly with defining the change, obtaining accurate estimates of the hours involved, and recommending budget adjustment.
  • Monitors the use of available engineering computer programs, technical advances and engineering management control techniques on the projects assigned.
  • Formulates and recommends for approval, engineering plans and programs for assigned projects.
  • Champions the creation of a diverse and inclusive work environment, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction on the project or program.
  • Performs roles delegated by the Manager of Engineering and serves as the Manger of Engineering when required.


Job Knowledge/Experience:

  • Past experience in winning and executing IDIQ contracts and task orders.
  • Past experience in execution of Fixed Price Design/Engineering task orders.
  • Past execution of design on DOE and DoD (USACE, NAVFAC, etc.) projects.
  • Extensive technical knowledge of engineering systems, engineering calculations, applications of engineering methods and materials and applications of computers 2-D and 3-D computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) to engineering problems.
  • Proficient knowledge of business development, legal, procurement, construction, environmental safety and health (ES&H), and quality assurance activities and best practices.
  • Broad knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Out of the box thinker and change agent.



  • US citizenship.
  • Ability to obtain TS and Q clearances, current clearance preferred.

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 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.

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