Senior Electrical Engineer

Requisition ID: 275681 

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

Extraordinary teams building inspiring projects:

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. The Nuclear, Security & Environmental (NS&E) global business unit draws from Bechtel’s proven competencies and experience in engineering, procurement, construction, startup and operations, and project management to partner with various government agencies and commercial nuclear customers in their mission to improve lives in the United States and around the world. 

Project Overview:

Bechtel and Deloitte (Submarine Workforce Industrial Base (SWIB) 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 Deloitte, NAVSEA 04, the 4 public Navy shipyards, General Dynamics Electric Boat, and Newport News Shipbuilding. The following list are activities and objectives that are the focus of this project:

  1. Develop a national strategic functional dry dock plan across public and private shipyards.
  2.  Determine both a near term critical equipment modernization roadmap and a long-term equipment modernization lifecycle.
  3. Generate and implement strategies to accelerate current shipbuilding facility expansion. 
  4. Implement shipbuilding facility layout changes to optimize production and decrease shipbuilding and maintenance timelines.
  5. 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 entails site visits to the various shipyards across the United States and in-office visits to Reston, VA. The position is contingent upon project award.

Job Summary:

In this role, you will conduct field investigations and client interviews to determine work scope and cost estimates for a project’s electrical engineering aspects. You will lead design, development, modification, and evaluation of electrical components and processes. Your recommendations will resolve technical issues and ensure uniquely complex requirements of a project’s electrical engineering aspects are met.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Individual must have extensive understanding of all engineering discipline drawings and electrical discipline wiring diagrams, control logic diagrams, system descriptions, system calculations, 1-line and 3-line drawings, schematics, and be able to size equipment and perform cable sizing calculations.
  • Performs special tasks, calculations/studies, and user guides.
  • Responsible to produce basic and higher-tier drawings and documentation in accordance with established conceptual design and scope.
  • Conducts checking as required.
  • Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements, for the preparation of electrical design documents, specifications, material requisitions, and system descriptions related to design tasks.
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of independent creative design, with direction, using Bechtel and industry proven concepts and procedures.
  • 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 deadline, frequent interruptions, and multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities with emphasis on continuous improvement and team building and interpersonal communication skills.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in electrical engineering with 10-13 years of related electrical design experience or 14-17 years of relevant experience.
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen.
  • This role requires a facility-specific clearance that requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Must be able to clear a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
  • Must be able to obtain a site security badge for access to the worksite.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Minimum Qualifications

  • PE Registration.
  • Hands on Microsoft Office programs and other computer programs.
  • Knowledge of Electrical Engineering work processes, procedures, and specifications.
  • Knowledge of electrical systems, schematics, and electrical equipment layouts.
  • 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.
  • Extensive knowledge & application of NEC code and ANSI/IEEE Standards.
  • Excellent oral & written communications skills.
  • Proven leadership & personnel skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS degree in electrical engineering with 11 years of related electrical design experience.
  • Working knowledge with ETAP and other industry wide electrical system design tools, such as CAD 2D.
  • Supervisory or lead experience.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel corporate guides and standards
  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOD, DOE, or nuclear project experience.

Total Rewards/Benefits

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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.

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