Senior Electrical Engineer

Requisition ID: 273789 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Warsaw, PL 

Company Information

Since 1898, Bechtel has 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 and Environmental; Energy; 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.


For over 70 years, Bechtel has been at the forefront of nuclear innovation delivering clean, reliable energy worldwide. Bechtel has performed engineering or construction services on over 150 nuclear plants adding more than 74,000 megawatts of new nuclear generation capacity to the world. As a trusted global partner, we leverage the experience from completed projects and apply it to our present-day work.


Project Overview

Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have partnered to deliver the first  nuclear power reactors in Poland for our customer, the Polish Entity Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ). Bechtel will be the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project. As the EPC, our responsibilities will include providing the design for the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant as well as the construction of the entire facility.


This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and we are looking for the talent that will help expand Poland’s nuclear base and build a strong and long-lasting energy future for generations to come.


Upon initial hire and onboarding, the position will require full time presence in the Warsaw, Poland project office. Part-Time telework flexibility may be an option as the project progresses.


Position Summary:

As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you must have solid experience in electrical systems and layout design. 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), promoting our leadership, quality, and safety values, to external partners including vendors, construction companies, and other subcontractors. 



  • Performs Electrical Systems engineering activities, which may include the use of ETAP.
  • Individual must have extensive understanding of all engineering discipline drawings and electrical discipline wiring diagrams, control logic diagrams, system descriptions, system calculations, 1-line and 3-line drawings, schematics, and be able to size equipment and perform cable sizing calculations.
  • Works under the direction of Engineering Group Supervisor.
  • Performs special tasks, calculations/studies and user guides.
  • Responsible to produce basic and higher-tier drawings and documentation in accordance with established conceptual design and scope.
  • Conducts checking as required.
  • Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements, for the preparation of electrical design documents, specifications, material requisitions and system descriptions related to design tasks.
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of independent creative design, with direction, using Bechtel and industry proven concepts, and procedures.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate, and work well with others and within a team.
  • Must be able to work well with other disciplines.
  • Must know how to use computer programs such as the Microsoft WINDOWS suite of programs.
  • Ability to cope with conflicting deadline, frequent interruptions and multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities with emphasis on continuous improvement and team building, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and interpret local/Polish and European codes and standards.
  • Provide additional support to customer in the interactions with the TSO through participation in virtual workshops. 
  • Ability to communicate with the Transmission System Operator (TSO) and customer on requirements to support the switchyard design. 
  • Ability to coordinate with Polish sub-contractor and review sub-contractor deliverables to support Electrical design. 



Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 1: BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college with 9 years of related electrical engineering experience.
  • Level 2: BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college with 13 years of related electrical engineering experience.
  • Must be authorized to live and work in country without sponsorship.  
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineering License (Electrical).
  • Prior experience working in a Nuclear, Quality and Safety Environment.
  • Experience in nuclear plant design (power plant or DOE facility).
  • Experience in working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1, MIL-Q-9858A, or ISO-9000.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards.
  • Hands-on Microsoft office programs and other computer programs.
  • Extensive knowledge application of ANSI/IEEE Standards.
  • Extensive knowledge application of local/Polish and European codes and standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical systems, schematics, and electrical equipment layouts.
  • Strong understanding of engineering drawings, systems calculations, equipment sizing and cable sizing.
  • 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.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Level 1: MS degree in Electrical Engineering, from an accredited university, with at least 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Level 2: MS degree in Electrical Engineering, from an accredited university, with at least 11 years of relevant experience.
  • 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.
  • Experience with AP1000 Nuclear Power Plant Design. 
  • Experience with switchyard design and Polish Grid Code. 
  • Knowledgeable of NFPA 70 National Electric Code. 




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.

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