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Sr Electrical Engineer. VTR (21779)

  • Requisition ID:  217779
  • Position Title: Sr Electrical Engineer. VTR (217779)
  • Project: VTR
  • Location:  Reston, VA
  • Relocation Authorized:  None
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  No  
  • Work Authorization: Possess right to work in the US without sponsorship
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, background check



Project Overview:

The Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Project is developing a 300MWt sodium-cooled fast reactor with a secondary sodium loop that transfers the reactor heat to the atmosphere via sodium-to-air heat exchangers. The reactor will be used for testing and investigation of fuels and materials subjected to high, fast neutron flux of fast reactor environments. The VTR Project will be located on the Idaho National Lab site in Idaho. Phase 1 of the Project is to develop a VTR concept to support generation of a high-confidence cost estimate and schedule that will be used to inform a Department of Energy decision on whether to proceed with Phase 2 final design, construction and commissioning. The Bechtel scope of work for Phase 1 will include conceptual design for the non-reactor

systems and components and the design of the structures. Bechtel work will be executed in Reston, Virginia.


Job Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to):

  • Performs Electrical Systems engineering activities, which may include the use of ETAP.
  • Individual must have extensive understanding of all engineering discipline drawings and electrical discipline wiring diagrams, control logic diagrams, system descriptions, system calculations, 1-line and 3-line drawings, schematics, and be able to size equipment and perform cable sizing calculations.
  • Performs special tasks, calculations/studies and user guides.
  • Responsible to produce basic and higher-tier drawings and documentation in accordance with established conceptual design and scope.
  • Conducts checking as required.
  • Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements, for the preparation of electrical design documents, specifications, material requisitions and system descriptions related to design tasks.
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of independent creative design, with direction, using Bechtel and industry proven concepts, and procedures.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate, and work well with others and within a team.
  • Must be able to work well with other disciplines.
  • Must know how to use computer programs such as the Microsoft WINDOWS suite of programs.
  • Ability to cope with conflicting deadline, frequent interruptions and multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities with emphasis on continuous improvement and team building, and interpersonal communication skills.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in electrical engineering with 6 year of related electrical design experience.
  • Eligible Foreign National applicants must possess a US Government issued Green Card and successfully go through a government screening process.
  • Must be able to clear a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge with ETAP and system calculations.
  • Familiar with design of nuclear facilities.
  • Prior experience working in a Nuclear Quality and Safety Environment.
  • Hands on Microsoft office programs and other computer programs.
  • Knowledge of Electrical Engineering work processes, procedures, specifications.
  • Knowledge of electrical systems, schematics and electrical equipment layouts.
  • Minimum 5 years experience with ETAP and other industry wide electrical system design tools.
  • Experience with preparing an electrical design criteria
  • Aboveground Cable Sizing calculation based on NEC code
  • Underground Cable sizing calculation using ETAP
  • Experience with battery and UPS equipment sizing
  • Hands-on Microsoft office programs.
  • Extensive knowledge & application of NEC code and ANSI/IEEE Standards.
  • Excellent oral & written communications skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in electrical engineering with 4 year of related electrical design experience.
  • PE Registration.
  • Proven leadership & personnel skills.
  • Previous experience with quantity estimates
  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOD, DOE or nuclear 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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.