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Lead CSA Field Engineer

Requisition ID:  254573

Requisition Posting End Date: 09/12/2022



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 customer’s objectives to create a lasting positive impact.


We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining and Metals; and Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, 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 expect, and how we deliver.


Position Summary:

Responsible for the organization and direction of construction engineering personnel and activities relating to construction engineering, subcontracts, and engineering liaison to the design functional group. Interprets design drawings and specifications. Supervises field verification of materials. Provides technical direction to construction engineers and superintendents in a wide range of construction engineering and design functions relating to multi-discipline engineering in an area or to a single discipline on the overall project.


Job Dimensions:

A. Supervision Received

  • Receives technical and operational guidance from assigned Construction Manager, Chief Construction Engineer, or other assigned supervising manager.


B. Supervision Exercised

  • Provides technical and administrative direction to assigned subordinate construction engineers. May provide supervision to craft personnel.


C. Contacts

  • Jobsite contacts are with jobsite personnel including superintendents and subcontractors related to construction engineering and the customer’s resident engineering and operating personnel to coordinate construction activities.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Develops and recommends the construction engineering organization for approval by the Site Manager (or appropriate level of Project Management) and prepares employee requisitions.
  • Coordinates with engineering on constructability and design issues. Establishes a Design/Field Engineering working relationship and lines of communication with the Project Engineer including agreement on engineering deliverables. Responsible for quantity take-off, control, reporting and forecasting.
  • Directs the design of temporary construction facilities as required.
  • Coordinates and monitors the interfacing between the construction automation plan and the project controls program at the jobsite.
  • Directs preparation of cost estimates for construction activities and coordinates the preparation of cost reports, forecast and progress reports. Reviews and provides input to project controls documents on progress relating to cost and schedule.
  • Develops and ensures the implementation of the project construction procedures from the Standard Work Process Procedures (SWPPs). Coordinates any deviations from SWPPs.
  • Coordinates with the superintendents and subcontractors to plan construction schedules.
  • Directs the preparation of requisitions for field procured materials, material substitution, services, and equipment. Approves requisitions as delegated by the Field Construction Manager. Reviews material receiving reports and warehousing to assure delivery of correct materials.
  • Coordinates subcontract activities to ensure materials, equipment and quality comply with design plans and specifications.
  • Plans and recommends procedures to be implemented by superintendents to ensure construction operations are within requirements of engineering design and specifications.
  • Directs the maintenance of construction engineering records for job history. Supervises the receiving, distribution and filing of plans and specifications.
  • Works with customer’s resident engineering and operating personnel to coordinate construction activities.
  • Implements controls over variables affecting job progress to ensure engineering and procurement provide timely delivery of drawings, materials, and equipment and to ensure that other corporate programs are fully utilized.
  • Administers assigned subcontracts to ensure completeness and that they are up to date.
  • Coordinates with the Site Manager on contract administration and activities affecting the contract administration operation.
  • Administers major subcontract changes and represents the company in major contractual discussions and negotiations.
  • Performs employee reviews for subordinate personnel and assists in their development. Ensures that subordinate personnel receive progressive training.
  • Assesses needs and develops Field Engineering Training Plan for the project.
  • Reviews and provides input to the project staffing plan for construction engineers and associated personnel.
  • Ensures the implementation of project environmental control plan(s) as required.


Job Knowledge:

  • Technical knowledge of all phases of construction engineering relating to a single discipline interfacing with all areas, or in a multi-discipline position assigned to a single area. 
  • Thorough knowledge of construction activities as they relate to engineering disciplines, cost and scheduling, and contract administration.
  • Familiar with Bechtel’s Business Ethics handbook and policies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the application and requirements of the Project Environmental, Safety & Health (ES&H) Handbook and the Bechtel Core Processes as they relate to area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of project-specific environmental compliance requirements. 
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s “Zero Accidents” safety program.
  • Knowledge of the use of subcontracts; knowledge of the contractor/subcontractor’s responsibilities contained in subcontract documents.
  • Prior experience supervising and administering subcontractors.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A recognized degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, or specialized courses in construction management, and 13 years of related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the technical knowledge described above.



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.