Senior Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID: 275658 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • 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 covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview

For over 70 years, Bechtel has been at the forefront of nuclear innovation delivering clean, reliable energy worldwide. Bechtel has performed engineering or construction services on over 150 nuclear plants adding more than 74,000 megawatts of new nuclear generation capacity to the world. As a trusted global partner, we leverage the experience from completed projects and apply it to our present-day work.


Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have partnered to deliver the first AP1000 nuclear power reactors in Poland for our customer, the Polish Entity Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ). Bechtel will be the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project. As the EPC, our responsibilities will include providing the design for the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant as well as the construction of the entire facility.


This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and we are looking for the talent that will help expand Poland’s nuclear base and build a strong and long-lasting energy future for generations to come.


Position Summary

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will support the development of Mechanical systems and equipment for the AP1000 project by preparing studies, piping and instrumentation diagrams, calculations, engineering specifications, data sheets, material requisitions, performing technical bid evaluations, and more in accordance with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements. This position will require working with other functions and disciplines in a team environment.



  • Coordinate within the mechanical group and other disciplines/functions independently in developing system designs.
  • Resolve technical issues related to the discipline independently including any required interface with other disciplines, functions, vendors, and/or client.
  • Execute schedule requirements while maintaining a high degree of quality in work products.
  • Support development of project cost and schedule estimates.
  • Coaching and mentoring of junior engineers.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1 - BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or Chemical Engineering from an accredited university or college with nine (9) years of progressive related experience. 
  • Level 2 - BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or Chemical Engineering from an accredited university or college with thirteen (13) years of progressive related experience. 
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
  • Must be authorized to live and work in the U.S. without sponsorship.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Related experience includes, but is not limited to, experience in Piping and Instrument Diagram (P&ID) development, fluid system design, hydraulic, heat transfer, and thermodynamic calculations, and equipment specification and design development for waste processing, nuclear, refinery, power, or chemical process facilities.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards.
  • Hands-on Microsoft office programs and other computer programs.
  • Extensive knowledge and application of ANSI/ASME Codes and Standards including ASME B31.1 or B31.3.
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanical engineering work processes, procedures, and specifications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, planning, and organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Bechtel Corporate guides and standards.
  • Experience in power (nuclear) plant design.
  • Experience in working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1, MIL-Q-9858A, or ISO-9000.
  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOD or DOE project experience.
  • U.S. Professional Engineering License in Mechanical, Nuclear, or Chemical Engineering (or ability to obtain within 12 months).



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.