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I&C Field Engineer, Vogtle

Requisition ID:  234870

Requisition Posting End Date: 12/31/2021

Project Overview:

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. 


Position Summary: 

The Instrumentation Field Engineer will report to the Project Field Engineer and is responsible for the technical oversight of all instrumentation activities on the project. The selected applicant shall provide direction to instrumentation field engineering in support of the superintendents responsible for executing the instrumentation construction work. The Lead Instrumentation Field Engineer is responsible for the establishment and consistent implementation of the following activities across the site by the instrumentation field engineering team: 



  • Comply with Bechtel’s and Client ES&H and Quality initiatives, always aiming for Zero Accidents and Zero Significant Quality Incidents. 
  • Assist the PFE in interviewing/identifying qualified personnel for instrumentation field engineering roles. 
  • Ensure that instrumentation field engineering personnel have the skills, knowledge, and experience to execute the work. 
  • Identify and address training requirements for team members. 
  • Develop and implement Inspection and Test Plans for each major instrumentation activity. 
  • Inspection of field installations and completion of associated documentation. 
  • Responsible for quantity take-off, control, reporting and forecasting for all instrumentation quantities. 
  • Prepare field change documentation and as-built documentation as required. 
  • Interface with the engineering office to resolve design and constructability issues. 
  • Assist instrumentation field engineers and superintendents in constructability and quality issues. 
  • Work with the suppliers to ensure compliance with project drawings and specifications. 
  • Prepare material requisitions, coordinate, and review vendor drawings. 
  • Work with Procurement's expediting team to ensure the delivery of vendor materials to support the project’s schedule. 
  • Interpret design drawings. 
  • Apply management of change process to the pre-commissioning instrumentation activities. This includes design changes, scope change, produces NCRs/RFIs/FCDs, redlines, and associated rework and retesting coordination as per project procedures. 
  • Complete instrumentation material take-offs. 
  • Assure that materials are stored properly to ensure environmental protection. 
  • Material receipt inspections as required. 
  • Review specifications, inspection reports, delivery schedules, instruction manuals and technical data. 
  • Assist with the preparation of construction estimates. 
  • Recommend design or installation improvements to improve safety on the project. 


Basic Qualifications: 

  • 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. 
  • Must possess legal right to work in the US without sponsorship 
  • Must be physically capable to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk downs 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. 
  • 8 years minimum engineering and construction experience in control systems.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction methods and processes customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
  • Displays effective communications skills and presenting plans in a clear and concise manner.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Working knowledge of applicable industry codes and standards is preferred.
  • Experience with TEAMWorks, SETROUTE, and BPS.
  • All applicants must have the right to work and remain in the United States.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Work includes field inspections and the physical ability to conduct field inspections which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, working on elevated platforms, working on uneven surfaces and working in small or confined spaces. 
  • Some lifting may be required. Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress). 
  • Must be able to use appropriate standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e. harness, life vest, lift buckets, etc.).



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.

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