Solar Project Engineering Manager

Requisition ID: 273829 

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

Company Overview

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.


Position Summary

The global energy transition and government regulations is resulting in unprecedented growth in the North American renewable power generation market. The Bechtel Renewables & Clean Power business is responding to this challenge and growing its capability in the development and construction of North American renewable energy projects.  Bechtel focuses on utility scale (100 MW and larger) projects and has a mix of developed and competitively bid projects. We value our best-in-class execution and our ability to develop relationships with customers with the intent of becoming a valued partner to execute multiple projects in their portfolio.


Bechtel is actively executing projects and has a development pipeline for wind and solar projects around the world, with a focus in North America where we are seeking an experienced Project Engineering Manager to lead the technical development and delivery of major projects.  


In support of our plans to further develop and execute projects, the Project Engineering Manager will participate in all stages of the project lifecycle, including conceptual design, detailed design, and project execution.  The Project Engineering Manager will contribute to technical feasibility studies, value engineering, cost development and strategic planning for the project. The Project Engineering Manager will serve as an interface between the Engineering team based in Bechtel’s New Delhi, India Office and our Customers as well as our US-based Procurement and Construction execution teams. This position will report to the Project Manager and/or the Functional Manager of Engineering.



  • Provides technical insight and value engineering during development of engineering designs.

  • Coordinates technical scope with Construction and Procurement Functions.

  • Provides support to Business Development, securing new work and external engagement.

  • Acts as the primary interface for a multi-discipline team executing conceptual design, detailed design, and project execution.

  • Facilitates interface between New Delhi, India based engineering team and US-based project teams and customers, including in-person design review meetings.

  • Provides leadership and inspires performance of the project team.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/MS Degree in Electrical Engineering with 10+ years of relevant experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Engineering License preferred.

  • Experience in design development, feasibility studies, detailed design and/or owner's engineering work (technical specifications, RFP evaluations, design review, construction supervision).

  • Sufficient demonstrable professional experience in the renewable power industry.

  • Demonstrable engineering skills and experience including solar array layout and performance calculations, AC and DC electrical design, high voltage substation design.

  • Specific areas of technical expertise would be viewed positively:

    • Experience with design and integration of solar and wind OEM equipment.

    • Experience with layout and construction planning of renewable power generation projects.

    • Management of multidisciplinary teams, including engineering, procurement, construction.


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.