Electrical Designer

Requisition ID: 274099 

  • 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 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. This role will be based in Reston, VA, with periodic business travel to Poland offices and sites as required.


Upon initial hire and onboarding, the position will require full time presence in the Reston, Virginia project office. Part-Time telework flexibility may be an option as the project progresses.


Position Summary

The Electrical Designer will be responsible for raceway design, equipment location and layout, C&R schedule inputting and updating using Setroute, conduit and raceway design. Responsible to produce lower and higher tier drawings and documentation in accordance with established conceptual design and scope, modelling, including cable pull calculations, design of lighting using AGi32, grounding layout, grounding designs/calculations and lightning protection systems. Develops specifications for equipment and material where deviation from standard documentation is required. 



  • Electrical Physical Design (and circuit and raceway).
  • Responsible for raceway design, equipment location and layout, C&R schedule inputting and updating, conduit and aboveground raceway design. 
  • Works under the direction of Engineering Group Supervisor and Lead Designer. 
  • Responsible to produce drawings and documentation in accordance with established design and scope including design of lighting, communications, grounding layout, grounding designs/calculations, and lightning protection systems.
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of independent creative design, with direction, using Bechtel and industry proven concepts and procedures. 
  • Must have proven 2D and 3D CADD skills. 
  • Must have experience with an electronic Cable Management System, such as the SETROUTE program, and be able to input and complete corrections to the database.
  • Responsibilities also include ensuring that the electrical systems designs comply with all applicable installation codes, regulations, and standards. May interface with Construction and Subcontractors.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and work well with others and within a team. 
  • Must be able to work well with other disciplines.
  • Must know how to use computer programs such as the Microsoft Windows suite of programs. 
  • Ability to cope with conflicting deadlines, frequent interruptions, and multiple tasks.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1: AA/AS degree with 3 years of related design experience; or in lieu of degree, high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 7 years of related design experience.
  • Level 2: AA/AS degree with 5 years of related design experience; or in lieu of degree, a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 9 years of related design experience.
  • Must be authorized to live and work in the US without sponsorship. 
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in a Nuclear, Quality, and Safety Environment.
  • Experience in nuclear plant design (power plant or DOE facility).
  • Experience in working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1, MIL-Q-9858A, or ISO-9000.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards.
  • Hands-on Microsoft Office programs and other computer programs.
  • Knowledge application of local/Polish and European codes and standards.
  • Extensive knowledge application of NEC code and ANSI/IEEE Standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical raceway and electrical equipment layouts.
  • Previous hands-on or extensive working knowledge industry-wide design tools, such as CAD 2D/3D, cable designing and routing software.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with Bechtel standard programs.
  • Hands-on experience with SETROUTE program, and be able to input and complete corrections in the database.
  • Familiar with all Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs) and their application to projects.
  • Experience with Revit design tools.
  • Experience with SmartPlant 3D design tools. 
  • Knowledge of design standards and guides and Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPS).
  • Experience in construction interface and resolving field problems.
  • Experience with AP1000 Nuclear Power Plant Design. 



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.