Formwork SME

Requisition ID: 262810 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Sugar Land, TX 

Project Overview:

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleague's team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.


Bechtel Equipment Operations (BEO) BEO supports Bechtel Construction with the following centers of excellence, or more commonly known as category management

  • Equipment operations
  • Rigging services
  • Tools & consumables
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Scaffold program
  • Shoring & formwork
  • Heavy Haul
  • Survey
  • Augmented reality and virtual reality(AR/VR)


BEO’s Formwork CoE rents Doka Frami Xlife handset formwork system to Bechtel projects at well below market rates. Projects have access to one of the highest quality, most productive systems available, and because our fleet is one system with standard and common sizes, it offers advanced work planning/packaging opportunities and automated design in 3D built in model software packages.


Position Summary:

The BEO Formwork SME will promote and help develop BEOs Formwork Centre of Excellence and assist Bechtel projects with their formwork related needs and enquiries. This includes:

  • Input to project estimating teams when developing the means, methods and equipment scope.
  • Develop a project-specific execution strategy for formwork deployment
  • Assist BEO civil engineers with MTOs to support first concrete
  • Assist with Tekla/Tipos drawings and formwork designs
  • On-site training and of BEO’s formwork system
  • Assessment of projects’ formwork handling, maintenance and repair programmes
  • Review of procurement FMRs for quantity or ratio inconsistencies
  • Develop and enhance formwork installation methodology to improve installation rates and productivity.
  • Discover and assess innovations that may be beneficial to Bechtel projects
  • Identify innovative accessories and assist the technical team at Doka in the viability, testing and development of said innovations.



The Formwork SME will possess competency in the following areas in order to perform his/her role in a safe, productive, and effective manner. Note that the areas listed are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by co-workers assigned to this role. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.


  • Designs formwork
  • Supports in the team with the production of formwork drawings
  • Manages material deployment and optimization
  • Inspection criteria of installed Formwork
  • Ensures a Safe Work Environment
  • Participates in Training/Certifications
  • Main point of contact for formwork
  • Familiarization with industry formwork systems means and methods


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Have a working knowledge of structural construction operations, formwork installation and concrete installation.
  • Technical knowledge of industry formwork and shoring systems and solutions
  • Knowledge of construction technologies.
  • Knowledge of supervisory functions relating to field activities.
  • Familiarity with current industry quality standards.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H). Demonstrable commitment to a Zero Accident safety program.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intermediate knowledge of supervisory functions relating to construction field activities.
  • Preferably with prior experience of roadway construction, mass grading elements and slip-form paving activities.
  • Intermediate understanding of production management including scheduling.
  • Sound communication skills.
  • Sound interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of cost management including estimating and forecast development.
  • Extensive experience in civil construction on large projects in several if not all of Bechtel’s type of construction work (infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals)
  • Previous supervisory experience within civil discipline.
  • ASBI and/or PTI participation/membership


Additional Qualifications:

  • Direct hire mass excavation and backfill.
  • Direct hire shallow soil stabilization and soil solidification.
  • Direct hire stockpile management and onsite trucking management experience.
  • Direct hire wick drain installation.
  • Marine Experience.
  • Piling 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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.