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Senior Piping Designer

  • Requisition ID:  257864
  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family
  • Requisition Posting End Date: 01/10/2023 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • US Citizenship Required: Yes
  • Other Requiremens: Pre-employment drug screen and background check 


Project Overview:

Bechtel is the licensing, engineering, procurement, and construction partner on TerraPower’s Natrium team. Selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, Natrium is participating in a DOE initiative to re-establish U.S. leadership in nuclear energy that provides matching funding to industry to design and build an operational advanced reactor. TerraPower, a leading advanced generation technology company founded by former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, will be deploying its 345 MWe sodium fast reactor (SFR), called Natrium. The Natrium plant features an advanced, cost-competitive reactor design that is safer, simpler, easier, and less costly to construct, less expensive to operate, and able to provide energy that is competitive with fossil fuels. It also features an innovative molten salt energy storage system designed to be complementary to solar and wind power by evening out the peaks and valleys in production when the sun is not shining, or the wind is not blowing. With the reactor and energy storage output combined, the plant can produce more than 500 MWe of power.


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


Note: If you are located or willing to relocate to the Washington DC area (including Maryland & Virginia) options for Part-Time telework do exist.


Position Summary:

This position will report to the Plant Design Engineering Group Supervisor.



  • 3D modeling of piping systems and equipment in a 3D E3D model environment.
  • Prepare drawings/documents for 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.
  • US citizenship required.


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:

  • Hands-on use of AVEVA E3D/PDMS for piping design & plant layout.
  • Prior nuclear piping and layout experience.
  • Previous Bechtel Engineering project experience.


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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