Senior Civil Engineer SWIB

Requisition ID: 275971 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 


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 commitments – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview

Bechtel and Blue Forge Alliance (Submarine Workforce Industrial Base (SWIB) procurement prime contractor) are partnering with the US Navy on a one-of-a-kind opportunity to streamline and optimize the submarine production process and develop a national strategic functional dry docks plan across the US. New submarine production is critical to the Navy and Nation and ship building plans call for greater production (by tonnage) than at any point since World War II. To meet this demand, the Navy is working with industry and the shipbuilders to support capital investments required to provide ship building and repairs facilities optimization, and industrial equipment to meet this surging demand. The U.S. Navy SWIB procurement will develop strategies to streamline facility builds or accelerate its investments in existing shipbuilding facilities, footprint, and machines/fixtures to achieve the 1 Columbia Class and 2 Virgina Class submarines per year production rate while also sustaining the existing fleet.


This project spans several supporting activities and sub-objectives, in close partnership and coordination with the prime Blueforge Alliance, NAVSEA 04, the 4 public Navy shipyards, General Dynamics Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding. 


Position Summary

  • Develop a national strategic functional dry dock plan across public and private shipyards.
  • Determine both a near term critical equipment modernization roadmap and a long-term equipment modernization lifecycle.
  • Generate and implement strategies to accelerate current shipbuilding facility expansion.
  • Implement shipbuilding facility layout changes to optimize production and decrease shipbuilding and maintenance timelines.
  • Assist shipbuilders in determining methodologies for reducing inventory space requirements.


This position will be full time telework and will require travel of 25-30% of the year, which entail site visits to the various shipyards across the United States and in-office visits to Reston, VA. The position is contingent upon project award.



This role will support design development of civil engineering designs for the project site by preparing studies, drawings, and evaluations, in accordance with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements. Work with other civil engineers/designers and other technical disciplines in a team environment.

  • Originate and check civil deliverables of high complexity, including specifications, drawings, reports and calculations.
  • Interpret and verify industry standards, guidelines, and codes for project deliverables.
  • Report design quantities compared to estimated quantities.
  • Participate in project design/model reviews.
  • Participate in constructability reviews.
  • Review vendor information from subcontractors and integrate it into the design solution.
  • Execute schedule requirements while maintaining a high degree of quality in work product.
  • Coordinate closely with other technical disciplines in executing work as an integrated team.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Engineering (Civil/Structural or related), from an accredited university, with at least 13 years of relevant experience. In lieu of a degree, 19 years of professional experience.
  • Must have PE license from US state
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a site security badge for access to the worksite. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk-downs which may require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, using fall protection and other personal protective equipment (PPE), walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, and maneuvering around very small and/or confined spaces.
  • Work experience should emphasize the civil / site design of heavy industrial-type facilities. Must be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Familiar with the provisions of AASHTHO, ASTM, ACI, ASTM, FHWA, MUTCD and WBDG UFC codes.
  • Familiar with the methods of procurement and control of bulk materials.
  • Ability to independently execute the detailed design drawings of civil/ / site systems of high complexity.
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering deliverables, such as drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to express technical issues in a clear and concise manner, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to resolve design issues with subordinates, other engineering disciplines, construction, and the client.
  • Ability to issue a clear and concise direction to subordinate designers and drafters.


Preferred Qualifications

  • MS degree in Civil/Structural or related Engineering, from an accredited university.
  • Experience working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ISO-9000 and/or NQA-1.
  • Experience with the use or knowledge of MicroStation and Civil3D
  • Construction field experience.



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.