Senior Piping Designer

  • Requisition ID: 270632 
  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • 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 & Environmental; Energy; Mining and Metals; and Manufacturing and Technology 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 expect, and how we deliver. 


Project Overview

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. This role will be based in Reston, VA, with periodic business travel to Poland offices and sites as required.


Upon initial hire and onboarding, the position will require full time presence in the Reston, Virginia project office.  Part-Time telework flexibility may be an option as the project progresses.


Position Summary

This position will report to the Plant Design Engineering Group Supervisor (EGS) or Deputy EGS.



  • 3D modeling of piping systems and equipment in a 3D model environment.
  • Prepare drawings/documents for plot plans/general arrangements and piping isometrics drawings.
  • Assist with coordination of 3D model activities, i.e., input, interference reconciliation, etc. with other physical related disciplines.
  • Assist with plans and schedules and prepare/maintain design procedures, standards to provide quality design documents.
  • Interface with stress and pipe support engineers, construction, and suppliers during the preparation of piping designs for the purpose of model/space control, etc.
  • Perform coordination review of specifications and vendor documents as required.
  • Ensure adherence to piping codes such as ASME B31.3 or B31.1.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1: AA/AS degree or certification in an engineering curriculum or drafting/design with 8 years of experience, or in lieu of degree, a high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 12 years of related experience.
  • Level 2: AA/AS degree or certification in an engineering curriculum or drafting/design with 11 years of experience, or in lieu of degree, a high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 15 years of related experience.
  • Must be authorized to live and work in the US without sponsorship. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience using a 3D piping design platform such E3D/PDMS, SmartPlant, PlantSpace, etc.
  • Hands-on experience using a 3D isometric extraction program.
  • Extensive knowledge & application of ASME B31.1 and/or B31.3 codes.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior nuclear piping and layout experience.
  • Previous Bechtel Engineering project experience.

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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 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.

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.