Smart 3D Administrator

Requisition ID: 276482 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 


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. 


Other Team Natrium partners include GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Energy Northwest, PacifiCorp, and Duke Energy, along with support from a number of national laboratories and universities. This DOE Program has the potential to be the largest funding program for advanced nuclear power in U.S. history and will shape the future of nuclear energy for decades. We invite you to join our team for this historic and interesting opportunity! 


Job Summary:

The Smart 3D Administrator applies engineering software management/support expertise to a broad range of engineering computer-aided design/computer-aided engineering software that supports engineering work processes. This position is full-time remote.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Configure and maintain S3D software settings, user roles, and permissions.
  • Manage and troubleshoot software issues, including updates, patches, and licenses.
  • Develop and enforce best practices for S3D usage, data standards, and workflows.
  • Train users on S3D functionalities, tools, and workflows.
  • Collaborate with IT teams for server maintenance, data backups, and system integrations.
  • Applies knowledge of 3D, P&ID, etc. principles and practices to data integration with commercial-off-the- shelf, and Bechtel Standard Application Program software (i.e., SmartPlant, Tekla, Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks, analysis software, etc.)
  • Has a complete understanding of how upstream and downstream users are impacted by engineering data.
  • Sets up software for use by disciplines and functions.
  • Develops and deploys reports, queries, material take-offs, etc.
  • Trains users on software and automation work processes.
  • Manages software inventory and licenses.
  • Works with disciplines and departments to identify and integrate data.
  • Develops desktop instructions and procedures related to data management, data integration, data quality, automation planning, etc. 
  • Uses excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Collaborates with GBU Automation, Project Engineering, Functional Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Startup, IS&T, and Operations (as appropriate) on engineering-related automation issues.
  • Collaborates with product vendors to select the appropriate software and licenses.
  • Works well with other disciplines, functions, and customers.  


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Requires bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 5-8 years of relevant experience or 9-12 years of relevant work experience​
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
  • Must be authorized to live and work in the US without sponsorship.  


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in S3D software administration and configuration
  • Significant Engineering, Construction, Project Controls, Procurement, Automation, or Information Systems experience with a passion for implementing new and innovative work processes.
  • Experience working with disciplines to maintain software versions and lists to ensure appropriate software is used.
  • Experience with industry-wide database systems such as Access, Oracle, and SQL Server.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in developing programs, scripts and routines using VB 6.0, .NET, etc programing languages
  • Proficient with different data flow, data analysis and information management techniques
  • Proficient integrating/interfacing data between disparate systems and various data types (e.g., structured, unstructured, documents, etc.)
  • Conversant knowledge of data security.
  • Experience with Bechtel Software Application Programs.
  • Experience with Building Information Modeling or Virtual Design and Construction.
  • Experience working in a regulated (e.g., ASME NQA-1) environment.


Total Rewards/Benefits:

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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.

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