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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID: 260574 

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

Company Overview:

Since 1898, Bechtel has 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 and Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals 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 can expect, and how we deliver.


Position Summary:

This position is for a Senior Mechanical Engineer position will support a U.S. Government customer in the area of administration and modification of existing and new facilities in Warrenton, VA. The scope of the contract includes but is not limited to construction estimating, construction management, program management, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, fire protection and other niche technical disciplines, as well as administrative support skilled areas.


This role is responsible for managing project design and/or construction efforts, to include schedule, funding, and day-to-day project oversight. Additional duties include Engineering review, coordination, and oversight of operations and maintenance, repair, and construction work.


This position is contingent upon contract award and funding.


We invite you to join our team for this very interesting opportunity!



  • Overseeing and coordinating activities with the trade shops, including prioritization of work, review of ongoing projects, and inspection of installed equipment.
  • Overseeing and coordinating work orders, service orders, and projects.
  • Developing cost estimates, documents, and reports.
  • Coordinating energy program and analyzing utility costs.
  • Providing after hours engineering services in the event of an emergency.
  • Managing and evaluating construction contractor performance.
  • Integrating and coordinating projects with field personnel
  • Evaluating, validating, and managing project change requests.
  • Providing official weekly project status reports.
  • Preparing and distributing project communication with customers, management, integrated project teams, and stakeholders.
  • Assisting the client's Contracting Officer (CO) and Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) with acquisition planning, execution and administration.
  • Assisting the CO and COTR with conducting pre-bid and pre-construction site visits with the COTR.
  • Providing invoice supporting information to the COTR for payment.
  • Preparing and monitoring project schedules and budgets; providing technical guidance and assistance on contracting and construction-related issues; directing design efforts; recommending construction documents for approval; and providing oversight of any follow-on maintenance programs.
  • Optimizing performance, cost, and schedule by ensuring project objectives are achieved on schedule and at the lowest cost compatible with user requirements.
  • Conducting design reviews with the customer.
  • Ensuring timely input of all data, comments, and documentation into MAXIMO software project management tool. This requirement applies to all projects, work orders, and tasks across the project lifecycle.
  • Ensuring integration of all systems, including information technology, telephone, security, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing.
  • Preparing Contractor Performance Report (CPR) upon contract closeout.


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical), from an accredited university, with at least 13 years of relevant experience in disciplines such as mechanical systems, and high voltage power
  • US citizenship is required per contract requirement.
  • Possess active security clearance or ability to obtain within 6 months of selection.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registered Professional Engineer in USA (Mechanical).
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to utilize engineering and office automation tools effectively.
  • Broad knowledge of the application of Mechanical engineering design principles.
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical and high voltage systems, schematics, and layouts.
  • Strong understanding of engineering drawings, systems calculations, equipment sizing and interfaces
  • System related experience includes, but is not limited to, design development of fluid systems and hydraulics, heat transfer, HVAC design, and thermodynamic calculations, drawings, and specifications.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Experience working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ISO-9000.
  • Experience working with government agencies, like the Department of Defense (DOD) or the Department of Energy (DOE).
  • Knowledge of Bechtel Corporate guides and standards and relevant CAD, CAE, and Bechtel standard computer applications.
  • Experience with ProjNET and DrChecks
  • Experience coordinating with A/E design firms and subcontractors throughout the design and procurement phases to ensure end deliverables contain necessary information for installation.
  • Experience developing equipment procurement packages.

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.

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