Resident Electrical Engineer

Requisition ID: 272620 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Vandenberg AFB 


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 on the Northrop Grumman Corp. team preparing to deliver the U.S. Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) system of inter-continental ballistic missiles and launch infrastructure. GBSD is a vital U.S. Air Force program designed to modernize the nation’s aging force of inter-continental ballistic missiles, which make up the ground element of the nuclear deterrent. As part of the Northrop Grumman GBSD nationwide team, Bechtel will provide launch system design, construction, and integration. 


A major contractor for the United States and allied governments, Bechtel has handled such efforts as chemical weapons demilitarization projects, missile-defense, infrastructure, base operations, procurement and project management, and restoration and recovery spanning half a century. We use our expertise to help our customers securely and effectively transform mission delivery. 


We invite you to join our team for this very interesting opportunity! 


Position Summary

This position is for an Resident Electrical Engineer who will provide technical support to construction for electrical systems associated with DOD and USAF projects. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, proven problem-solving abilities, can-do attitude, and the desire to innovate designs. This role will specifically support the USAF Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase. Must be a self starter and capable of independent creative solutions, with direction, using Bechtel and industry proven concepts and procedures. 



As Resident Engineering Electrical Engineer, primary engineering activities will be to provide technical support to construction in their completion of the installation of electrical materials and equipment. Contribute directly to the installation and construction of electrical systems and equipment for the entire facility per approved design. Support work may include the use of SETROUTE, Revit and ETAP for the GBSD design. Individual must have an understanding of electrical discipline drawings such as wiring diagrams, control logic diagrams, system descriptions, system calculations, single line diagrams, schematics, and electrical equipment and raceway layout drawings. Other responsibilities are, but not limited to:

  • Provide technical support to construction in the completion of the electrical materials and equipment.
  • Work with project office electrical engineers and designers. 
  • Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements, for applicability to electrical design documents.
  • Prepare design solutions for quick resolution of FCDs.
  • Execute to schedule requirements while maintaining a high degree of quality in work product.
  • Coordinate closely with other disciplines in planning and executing work as an integrated team.
  • Ability to cope with conflicting deadlines, frequent interruptions and multiple tasks.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering with 1 year of related experience or AA/AS degree with 3 years of related experience, or in lieu of degree, 7 years of related experience.
  • US citizenship is required per contract requirement.
  • Possess active security clearance or ability to obtain security clearance.   


Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge and application of NFPA 70 (NEC) and NFPA 70E.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to utilize office automation tools effectively.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes and standards.
  • Broad knowledge of the application of electrical engineering design principles.
  • Understanding of engineering drawings, systems calculations, equipment sizing and cable sizing.
  • Knowledge of electrical raceway design and equipment layout.
  • Knowledge in use of Bechtel Corporate Guides and Standards.
  • Experience with an electronic Cable Management System, such as the SETROUTE program.
  • Hands-on experience using Revit MEP.
  • Ability to express technical issues in a clear and consise manner, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to resolve design issues independantly and collaboratively with other engineering disciplines, construction, and the client.
  • Prior experience working with construction on an active job site.
  • Prior experience working with government agencies, preferably the Department of Defense.

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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.