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Control Systems and Instrumentation Engineer

Requisition ID:  236146

Requisition Posting End Date: 07/22/2021

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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are 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

Bechtel is seeking an Instrumentation Engineer for the Mining & Metals team, based in Chile.

The position will be responsible for plans and conducts independent control systems work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application, and adaptation of control systems engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria on a medium size project or assignment in support of a global business unit.



The Instrumentation Engineer is principally responsible for: Leads the design and input to Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs), logic diagrams, functional block diagrams, and instrument datasheets. Prepares specifications, material requisitions, datasheets, and selection of instruments based on system application requirements and the review of vendor drawings to ensure proper interface and compliance with the technical requirements. Coordinates and interfaces as directed with the day-to-day technical work of personnel. Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to upper management. Develops conceptual designs for control systems engineering projects or projects having specialized or unique requirements. Supports preparation of estimates, staffing needs, and schedules. Prepares or oversees the preparation of discipline estimates and work plan in accordance with project scope, schedule, and budget, and supports implementation and assists with performance reporting. Interprets new or special regulations, codes, standards, criteria, and performance data. Coordinates with client representatives, as directed, to obtain their approval of the control systems aspects of the project. Conducts or leads special studies of control systems engineering methods, materials, and techniques. May evaluate field installations and recommend design modifications to eliminate malfunctions. Mentors control systems engineering personnel by providing on-the-job training for their professional development. Provides input to and participates in special technical education and training programs as directed. Works without supervision. Extensive latitude for judgment. Mentors less-experienced team members. May lead cross-functional teams or projects.

 Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

The Instrumentation Engineer shall be knowledgeable and/or experienced in: Bachelor's or master's degree (or international equivalent) in engineering or scientific discipline, and a minimum of 8 - 10 years of relevant experience. Possesses either a recognized degree in electrical, electronic, automation, or similar engineering from an accredited university

 Additional Qualifications

Recognized as an advanced contributor with a specialized skillset. Considered subject matter expert within the discipline. Having wide-ranging experience uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. English intermediate level. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Networks with key contacts outside their own area of expertise. Intermediate or advanced level of English.  

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.

Applicants with a disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to or call +1-800-749-2372 for assistance. Determinations on request for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Juntos formando el mañana

Bechtel es una de las empresas de ingeniería, construcción y gestión de proyectos más respetadas a nivel mundial. Junto con nuestros clientes, entregamos proyectos emblemáticos que fomentan el progreso y el crecimiento económico a largo plazo. Desde 1898, hemos completado más de 25.000 proyectos extraordinarios en 160 países de los siete continentes. Operamos a través de cuatro unidades de negocios globales: Infraestructura; Nuclear, Seguridad y Medio Ambiente; Energía; y Minería y Metales. Nuestra empresa y nuestra cultura se basan en más de un siglo de liderazgo y una adherencia incesante a nuestros valores, cuyo núcleo son la seguridad, la calidad, la ética y la integridad. Estos valores son lo que creemos, lo que esperamos, lo que entregamos y lo que vivimos.

Bechtel es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. Todos los postulantes calificados serán considerados para su contratación sin distinción de raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad y expresión de género, edad, nacionalidad, discapacidad, estado de ciudadanía (según lo autorice la ley), estatus militar, información genética y cualquier otra característica protegida por la ley federal, estatal o local.

Postulantes en situación de discapacidad, que requieran de ajustes razonables para cualquier etapa del proceso de reclutamiento y contratación, pueden enviar su solicitud por correo electrónico a para recibir apoyo. Determinaciones referentes a los requerimientos de ajustes razonables serán revisados  caso a caso.