Sr. Control Systems Engineer, Poland AP1000

Requisition ID: 271144 

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

Company and Project 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. For over 70 years, Bechtel has been at the forefront of nuclear innovation delivering clean, reliable energy worldwide on over 150 nuclear power plants, adding more than 74,000 megawatts of nuclear generation capacity to the world. 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. 


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. 

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

As a Senior Control Systems Engineer, you will plan and conduct independent work, requiring judgement in the evaluation, selection, application and adaption of engineering techniques, proceduress, and criteria.  You will have technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, and coordinating assignments. You must have a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices related to Control Systems Engineering and understand standard engineering work planning, scheduling and cost estimating.  In this role, you will report to an Engineering Supervisor and will interface and coordinate with other Control Systems work groups, other engineering disciplines, other functional departments, business partners and the client in the development of the design.


The ideal candidate will have solid experience in control system design and will be capable of developing design documents that incorporate the applicable design. In addition, it will be required that the candidate have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), and can be the “face” of Bechtel, promoting our leadership, quality, and safety values, to external partners including vendors, construction companies, and other subcontractors.


This role will be based in Reston, VA, with potential for periodic business travel to Poland offices, business partner offices, supplier facilities and jobsites, as required.


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Design of Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs) for various plant systems
  • Participation in the formulation of conceptual design
  • Origination and review of system design criteria
  • Origination and review of system design descriptions
  • Specification and application of instrumentation and general control valves/appurtances
  • Preparation of control systems design packages
  • Generation of instrument data sheets and material requisitions
  • Origination and review of setpoint calculations
  • Design and review of digital and analog control logic
  • Data entry to instrumentation, valve and I/O databases
  • Design and application of tubing and instrument installations, etc.
  • Allocation of facility control systems I/O
  • Design and review of control cabinets
  • Review of control system network architecture
  • Review of supplier (or subcontractor) provided data and documentation
  • Participaate in supplier factory acceptance testing
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines and other functions
  • Provide technical assistance and some leadership to more junior engineers, designers, drafters
  • Coordinate with business partner and client representatives, as needed
  • Conduct technical presentations related to Control Systems Engineering design
  • Perform other related work as assigned by Engineering Supervisor


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • BS or advanced degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Automation/Controls/Instrumentation, Electro-Mechanical, or Electronics Engineering from an accredited university or college, with a minimum of thirteen (13) years' progressive Control Systems Engineering experience. 
  • In lieu of degree, nineteen (19) years of progressive Control Systems Engineering experience may be considered.
  • Must be authorized to live and work in the US without sponsorship. 
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
  • Possess active security clearance or ability to obtain security clearance. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in a Nuclear Quality and Safety Environment.
  • Experience in nuclear plant design (commercial power plant or DOE facility)
  • Experience in working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards (e.g., ISA, ASME and/or ANSI/IEEE)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 application suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint, etc.) and other related computer programs required to perform job functions
  • Extensive knowledge of Control Systems Engineering work processes and specifications
  • Willingness to travel on business trips in support of the project
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, planning, and organizational skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • Current (not expired) US Professional Engineering License (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of Bechtel procedures, guides, and standards
  • Experience with AP1000 Nuclear Power Plant Design
  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOE 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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