Resident Engineer - Utility Relocation and Advanced Demolition

Requisition ID:  275177

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Grade:  28
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  Yes
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: San Jose, CA 
  • Salary Range: $135,860 - $207,190 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant. A 15% salary uplift is provided on top of base salary for positions that are worked in New York City or San Francisco, which is subject to change depending on market conditions.).


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.  


Bechtel helps our customers deliver projects of purpose that create a lasting positive legacy. These are projects that create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunity; get us closer to net zero; protect U.S. and allied interests; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.  


Position Summary:

Bechtel is seeking a Resident Engineer (Utility Relocation and Advanced Demolition) to join the Construction Management execution team. As a candidate, you will bring experience and expertise to the role while working within the client’s organisation as part of an integrated team. We commit to supporting the client’s goals while promoting our values of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust and collaboration guided by our Vision, Values and Commitments.



  • Act as Resident Engineer overseeing the activities of Assistant Resident Engineers, Office Engineers, Lead Inspectors, Construction Inspectors, and Administrative/Project personnel.  
  • Monitor contractor work for compliance to schedule, budget, technical specifications, contract drawings, and legal requirements.  
  • Resolve design and field construction problems.  
  • Attend progress meetings and report on BSVII status. 
  • Expedite design and field changes.  
  • Review contractor requests for change and assist in the preparation of contract change orders/modifications. Together with the CP2 Construction Manager, as needed, develop and negotiate the contract changes through the CP2 Contract Manager.  
  • Work with the Construction Safety Manager to implement safety rules, policies, and procedures applicable to BSVII CM staff.  
  • Work with the Construction Quality Manager to monitor performance and compliance of the construction work with quality requirements. 
  • Identifies and quantifies scope requirements and interfaces for station design and development. 
  • Provides, scope, cost, and schedule analysis to determine if all critical path elements meet project milestones to reach financial close. 
  • Coordinating and communicating with internal and external stakeholders and supporting the provision of timely and accurate information and approvals as needed to further the project. 
  • Coordinates manage and reports on the overall station schedule, risks, and risk mitigation strategies.  
  • Complying with the Project’s Safety, Health, and Environmental requirements. 
  • Adhering to the Project’s construction budget and schedule.  
  • Ensuring compliance with reporting and regulatory requirements. 


Skills and Qualifications: 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, or related field.
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience in civil engineering construction including ten (10) years of utility construction.


Additional Qualifications:  

  • Experience in relocation of utilities including water, natural gas, power, sanitary sewers, storm drains, and communications. 
  • Demonstrated technical writing, data management, verbal communication, presentation, and teaching skills. 
  • A firm understanding of project construction procedures, principle, and concepts. 
  • Excellent team membership and interpersonal skills. 
  • Excellent ability to proactively act upon and solve construction and contract issues. 
  • Ability to read and interpret contract documents, construction plans, and specifications. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Strong time management skills and excellent attention to detail 
  • Ability to effectively manage project team members. Must be highly organized and have effective problem solving, leadership, and negotiation skills. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment. 
  • Must be able to obtain a California Class C driver’s license within 60days. 
  • Cal-OSHA/OSHA 30 training certification at start of work on Project 
  • Local South Bay Area experience with utility owner’s desirable. 
  • Experience in street restoration including road pavement, curb, and gutter. 
  • Experience with traffic control procedures 
  • Experience in the demolition of mid-rise buildings in an urban setting 
  • Experience in environmental compliance and mitigation, including hazardous waste and contaminated materials 
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California is desirable.  Alternate professional certifications may be considered (i.e., PE in other US States, PEng Canada, UK or Australian Chartership etc.) 
  • Registration as a Certified Construction Manager is desirable. 



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 (160 hours annually, accrued 6.16 hours per pay period), nine 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.