Electrical Engineer, Reston

  • Requisition ID:  264604
  • Relocation Authorized:  None
  • Requisition Posting End Date: 02/14/2023 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Telework 
  • US Citizenship Required: Yes
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen and background check 

Project Overview:

Bechtel is one of the top Engineering, Procurement and Construction companies in the world. Our Nuclear, Security & Environmental (NS&E) Global Business Unit executes large, first-of-a-kind projects in government site management, environmental restoration, defense, space, energy, and national and homeland security.  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; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investments, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are 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.  A major contractor for the United States and allied governments, Bechtel has handled such efforts as chemical weapons demilitarization projects, missile defense, infrastructure, base operations, procurement and project management, and restoration and recovery spanning half a century. We use our expertise to help our customers securely and effectively transform mission delivery.


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


Position Summary:

As part of NS&E’s Electrical Engineering team, you will be working in a diverse group providing deliverables for multiple projects as assigned.  The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, proven problem-solving abilities, can-do attitude, and the desire to innovate designs. This role will require travel to project offices on short term assignemnts and/or business trips.



  • This role will support design development of Electrical systems and equipment for various projects in accordance with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements, using independent judgment with oversight by the project supervisor. 
  • Develop design drawings and other design documents.
  • Perform system analysis and equipment sizing calculations.
  • Prepare design and equipment specifications.
  • Develop design configuration packages for configuration control and change management.
  • Execute to schedule requirements while maintaining a high degree of quality in work product.
  • Coordinate closely with other technical disciplines in planning and executing work as an integrated team.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level One: BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university with 1 year of relevant experience. In lieu of a dagree 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Level Two: BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university with 3 years of relevant experience. In lieu of a dagree 9 years of relevant experience.
  • Relevant experience includes, but is not limited to design drawings, calculations, and specifications for Electrical systems and equipment on nuclear or industrial process facilities, data centers, central utility plants, or complex building Electrical systems.
  • US citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to utilize office automation tools effectively.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards, such as the NEC and ANSI/IEEE Standards.
  • Broad knowledge of the application of Electrical engineering design principles.
  • Knowledge of electrical systems, schematics and layouts.
  • Understanding of engineering drawings, systems calculations, equipment sizing and cable sizing.
  • Knowledge of power systems load modeling and analysis tools, such as ETAP, CAD 2D and cable designing and routing software.
  • Possess active security clearance or ability to obtain security clearance.
  • Travel to project locations to perform electrical designs with team.  This will include short term assignements and/or business trips.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Level One: MS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university.
  • Level Two: MS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university with 1 year of relevant experience.
  • Active Secret Security Clearance.
  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOD or DOE project experience.
  • Knowledge in use of Bechtel Corporate guides and standards.
  • Prior work experience in multi-project environment and demonstrated flexibility in work assignments.
  • Passed Engineering in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering Examination in USA (Electrical Engineering).
  • Hands-on experience using Revit MEP, including Architectural interface, drawing generation, view templates, design options, and phasing.
  • Hands-on experience using AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Basic knowledge of developing CSI Masterformat specifications, or SpecsIntact.
  • Design experience with Unified Facilities Criteria and the Whole Building 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 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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.