Electrical Engineering Group Supervisor

  • Requisition ID:  273115
  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Grade:  26-27
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  Yes
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $105,060 - $182,670 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant.) 


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.


Project Overview 

Bechtel is a global engineering, construction and project management company that has “built the world” for more than 120 years, having constructed Hoover Dam, the English Channel Tunnel, entire cities in the Middle East, the second-largest solar thermal power project in the world, and millions of miles of roads and pipelines. We produce a lasting, positive legacy by creating jobs, growing economies, connecting communities to resources, shoring up and expanding infrastructure, and making the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.  


Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest.  


Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland.


Position Summary

As Electrical Engineering Group Supervisor, you will be responsible for supervising engineers and helping to execute assignments concerned with specialized or unique engineering requirements for this project. This position has technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, and coordinating these assignments. This involves exploration of the subject area, definition of scope, and may involve the development of novel concepts, approaches, and solutions. You will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines and the client in the development of the design.


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



  • Manage discipline work process execution and assure technical adequacy in accordance with company, contract, and industry codes and standards.
  • Be accountable for error-free deliverables.
  • Approve technical reports and studies and design documentation, calculations using engineering software, and specifications for electrical equipment.
  • Build an inclusive team environment where all are able and expected to contribute to the maximum of their capabilities.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to team members.
  • Create meaningful goals working with the team and ensure goals are met.
  • Establish and maintain work plans to ensure schedules are met and stakeholder requirements are satisfied. Create and track actions, estimate hours, and update schedules.
  • Devise new approaches to solving problems from a variety of detailed technical options and assess cost implications.
  • Contribute directly to the cost-effective design of electrical systems and equipment for the entire facility.
  • Ensure compliance with flow sheet and safety requirements by detail design.
  • Identify major technical uncertainties and present solution options for management decisions.
  • Serve as an advisor for the analysis and solution of engineering problems and interpret drawings, verbal instructions, and applicable codes relevant to project requirements and the ability to articulate explanations.
  • Coach, train, and mentor electrical staff; conduct annual reviews and interview potential new staff.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

Level 1

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college with nine (9) years of progressive related experience.
  • Professional Engineering License (Electrical Engineering) or ability to obtain in one (1) year.
  • Must be authorized to live and work in the US without sponsorship.
  • Must be able to clear a pre-employment drig screen and background check.

Level 2

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college with thirteen (13) years of progressive related experience.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a leadership or supervisory role.
  • Professional Engineering License (Electrical Engineering).
  • Must be authorized to live and work in the US without sponsorship.
  • Must be able to clear a pre-employment drig screen and background check.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in a Nuclear, Quality and Safety Environment.
  • Experience in nuclear plant design (DOE facility or power plant).
  • Experience in working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards.
  • Hands-on Microsoft office programs and other computer programs.
  • Extensive knowledge application of NEC code and ANSI/IEEE Standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical systems, schematics, and electrical equipment layouts.
  • Previous hands-on or extensive working knowledge with ETAP and other industry-wide electrical system design tools, such as CAD 2D, cable designing and routing software.
  • Necessary skills to present technical subjects with competence and confidence.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, planning, and organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Level 1 - MS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college with seven (7) years of progressive related experience.
  • Level 2 - MS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college with eleven (11) years of progressive related experience and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in a leadership or supervisory role.
  • Familiar with Bechtel standard programs.
  • Familiar with all Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs) and their application to projects.
  • Knowledge of design standards and guides, and Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPS).
  • Experience in construction interface and resolving field problems.


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At Bechtel, our employees enjoy a competitive total rewards package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, along with optional disability and supplemental insurance options, generous paid time off, paid holidays, paid parental leave, discretionary bonuses, and a well-designed 401K plan with matching and profit-sharing components. 

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.