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Field Engineer - Mechanical, Vogtle

Requisition ID:  234039

Requisition Posting End Date: 06/25/2021

In August of 2017, Georgia Power selected Bechtel to complete the construction of the two-reactor expansion of a nuclear power plant near Augusta, Georgia. Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4 will be the first new units built in the U.S. in the last three decades and are currently the only new units being constructed in the country. 


At the peak of construction, this vital project will employ up to 5,000 on-site. These positions will include building tradespeople, engineers, field supervisors, construction and project managers, quality assurance professionals, safety professionals, procurement, subcontract specialists and many others. 


This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts including nights, weekends, or holidays. All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment. The ability to obtain/maintain access to the facility is required. 


Role Overview: 

The Construction Mechanical Field Engineer is responsible for activities relating to construction engineering within the mechanical discipline. Duties include interpreting mechanical design drawings and specifications, equipment installation, mechanical leak testing and cleaning/flushing, field verification of materials, and technical direction to field mechanical personnel as required. This position is not considered the design authority for the project, but only to enforce mechanical construction per design. 



  • Coordinate with engineering on constructability and design issues relating to the mechanical discipline and/or the piping discipline such as mechanical equipment installation, piping installation, maintenance, and testing. 
  • Establish a mechanical/piping design/field engineering working relationship and lines of communication with the Project Engineer, including the agreement on mechanical engineering deliverables and overall construction application configuration management. 
  • Responsible for quantity take-off, control, tracking, reporting and forecasting for mechanical discipline. 
  • Specify the mechanical criteria for the mechanical construction of temporary construction facilities as required. 
  • Coordinate with the Procurement Organization for field procured materials, material substitution, services and equipment such as tanks and drums, pipe spools, valves, fittings, hoists, gantry, cranes, and fans and blowers. 
  • Review material receiving reports and warehousing to assure delivery of correct mechanical materials. 
  • Coordinate and monitor the interfaces for mechanical data exchange to support the construction automation plan and the project controls program requirements at the job site. 
  • Develop and manage the mechanical and piping construction quality program. 
  • Direct preparation of cost estimates for mechanical construction activities and coordinate the preparation of cost reports, forecasts and progress reports. 
  • Coordinate with Field Supervision and Subcontractors to plan/support construction schedules. 
  • Plan and recommend mechanical and piping procedures to be implemented by Field Supervision to ensure construction operations are within requirements of engineering design and specifications. 
  • Work with customer’s resident engineering and operating personnel to coordinate mechanical and piping construction activities. 
  • Coordinate subcontract activities to ensure mechanical and piping materials, equipment and quality comply with design plans and specifications. 
  • Implement controls over variables affecting mechanical job progress such as equipment installation, maintenance, and testing. Also ensure engineering and procurement provide timely delivery of drawings, materials and equipment and that other corporate programs are fully utilized. 
  • Undertake mechanical/piping testing including leak testing and cleaning/flushing. 
  • Perform other duties as required by Bechtel management. 


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Level 1: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines from an accredited university as well as a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience, or 12 years of relevant experience in the absence of a degree. 
  • Level 2: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines from an accredited university as well as a minimum of 9 years of relevant work experience, or 15 years of relevant experience in the absence of a degree. 
  • Must possess legal right to work in the US without sponsorship.
  • Must be physically capable to conduct field inspections and participate in project walkdowns which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing in very small and/or confined spaces, and lifting up to 60 lbs. 
  • Must be able to pass nuclear security screening requirements and be able to obtain and maintain unescorted access to a nuclear power facility. 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H). Demonstrated commitment to a Zero Accident safety program. 
  • Must be computer-literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. 
  • Must be familiar with current industry quality standards. 
  • Working knowledge with ASME NQA-1 1994, 2008 and Addendum 2009. 
  • Working knowledge of ASME B31 family of codes. 
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in field engineering activities of nuclear power and non-reactor nuclear facility EPC projects. 


BOPS Guidelines include the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position. Please refer to the Guidelines and ensure you meet the minimum requirements. 


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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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.