Facilities Designer

Requisition ID: 275856 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • 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 Vision, Values and Commitments. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Learn more about our extraordinary teams building inspiring projects in our Impact Report


Job Summary:

Bechtel is currently seeking a Facilities Designer to join our Corporate Facilities team.  The location for this role will be based in Reston, Virginia with providing support to both the Reston and Washington DC office locations. The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing a variety of facility management and office services functions which include daily office operations and services, space design, vendor contracts, space management, landlord coordination, ensuring adherence to office safety and security requirements and other services related to daily office/facility operations.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Plans and coordinates detailed phases of the facilities office designs, construction, major moves, renovation activities, space allocation, furniture and equipment control and disbursement, requires significant judgement and experience.
  • Assists with preparation of designs, layouts, detail drawings and specifications requiring the knowledge of architectural tools and techniques.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand space requirements, workflow processes and objectives.
  • Conduct space evaluations and assessments to identify opportunities for improvement and optimization.
  • Develop comprehensive facility plans, including layout designs, space allocations, and furniture equipment recommendations.
  • Utilize CAD software to create detailed floor plans and conceptual drawings.
  • Stay informed about industry trends and best practices in facility planning and design.  
  • Helps determine subcontractor and resource requirements for various facility projects.
  • Helps coordinate all design and construction with office services staff, or suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Identifies ways to help reduce costs and improve efficiency when planning facility projects.
  • Supports colleagues in a range of facility duties such as relocating furniture, handling maintenance inquires and installing office signage/whiteboard/artwork.
  • Assists with executing service contracts for the facility.
  • Oversees multiple complex office services functions with minimal guidance and exercises discretion and independent judgement in performance and prioritization of assigned duties.
  • Develops and implements new or improved systems and procedures.
  • Coordinate and interface with the landlord and building engineers.
  • Assist with emergency preparedness documentation and planning for the office.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 6 years work experience in facility or office management, or 9-12 years of relevant work experience.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in CAD and space planning software is a plus.
  • Active accreditation as a Certified Facility Manager (CFM), certified BOMA Real Property Administrator, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry standards, practices, and regulatory requirements related to facility management and office services.
  • Ability to interface effectively in managing and administering contracts with suppliers, contractors, and key industry partners related to facility operations.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently as needed without direct supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all organizational levels. 


Total Rewards/Benefits:

For decades, Bechtel has worked to inspire the next generation of engineers and beyond! Because our teams face some of the world's toughest challenges, we offer robust benefits to ensure our people thrive. Whether it is advancing careers, delivering programs to enhance our culture, or providing time to recharge, Bechtel has the benefits to build a legacy of sustainable growth. Learn more at bechtel.com/total-rewards.


Diverse teams build the extraordinary:

As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.

We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of "One Team," respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.

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.