Bechtel Corporation Project Engineering Manager Job in London, United Kingdom

Requisition ID: 196302

As we continue to attract the best talent to join our teams across the globe we recognise that the ideal role may not be available just yet but as we make preparations for significant prospective work we are keen to hear from you and build up a pipeline of suitable candidates.

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  • This senior position will report directly to the Engineering Manager Rail and will work within a team of rail related disciplines to support the Infrastructure business unit, business development and the execution of studies, all stages of Engineering Design for projects around the world.

  • Supervise the self-perform design work for a broad range of engineering disciplines.

  • Plans and conducts independent work within the Infrastructure business unit requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.

  • Devises new approaches to solving problems.

  • Broad working knowledge of precedents in the specialty area, the principles and practices of related technical areas and of coordinating work with other technical disciplines.

  • Plans and coordinates independent work requiring judgment and experience in the application and substantial adaptation of engineering techniques.

  • Plans, coordinates and delivers engineering training through instructor led and virtual training sessions for the function.

  • Coordinates technical issues with other departments on projects which may include constructability requirements and technical reviews.

  • Broad knowledge of precedents in the rail industry and all relevant disciplines applicable to rail engineering design.

  • A systems engineering background.


A. Supervision Received

  • Performs most assignments independently with instructions as to the general results expected.

  • Receives technical guidance from Engineering Specialists or Supervisors on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed project plans.

B. Supervision Exercised

  • Provides technical direction and assigns work to subordinate engineers, designers, drafters, technicians and others who assist in performing specific assignments.

C. Contacts

  • Independently contacts vendor’s representatives and project field personnel to gather or give information.

  • Contacts client counterparts as directed.


  • Build, strengthen, guide and mentor the global engineering design functions as delegated by the Engineering Manager Rail.

  • Extensive experience of undertaking and managing self-perform rail design from feasibility to detailed design and as-builts.

  • Extensive knowledge of field engineering, construction and T&C activities.

  • Able to support whole life-cycle costings and feasibility assessments.

  • Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of engineering work for a global business unit usually in one discipline in a project or staff group.

  • Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements.

  • Performs work using appropriate 2-D and 3-D computer aided design and computer aided engineering (CAD and CAE) tools.

  • Maintains an up to date knowledge of current trends and implements this into practices and procedures.

  • Plans, coordinates or prepares equipment or work specifications, bid evaluations and award recommendations for equipment or works.

  • Coordinates engineering efforts in assigned areas between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines, with the client, suppliers, and contractors and between other groups.

  • When delegated, assumes a lead technical role over other engineers or project subgroups for completing specific tasks.

  • Assists in on-the-job-training of assigned personnel and provides input for their performance evaluations.

  • Prepares or assists in preparation of conceptual studies, designs, reports or proposals.

  • Provides engineering support to proposal documents.

  • Performs or assists in the performance of problem analysis and original design.

  • Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of cost estimates, quantity take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders.

  • Reviews and checks work of subordinate engineers.

  • Supports the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

  • Support the planning and coordination rail systems engineering work for the Infrastructure business unit.

  • Rail Systems is defined as all railway infrastructure fixed equipment, including track, overhead line, signalling, telecommunications, control centre and on-board/mobile signalling and telecommunications equipment.

  • Oversight and integrating the various engineering and systems engineering disciplines (HVAC, MEP, Rail Systems, Traction Power, Medium & Low Power, Rolling Stock and RAMS).

  • Participates and supports the Technical Risk Assessments (e.g. HAZIDs, HAZOPs, IDCs/IDRs, QRAs) are comprehensive and complete, safety practices and procedures are implemented and engineering design and corresponding documentation are in compliance with the associated projects Quality Assurance plan and procedures.

  • Supports and is accountable for the delivery of satisfactory safety assurance relating to the technical integrity of rail systems as designed, built, installed and tested.

  • Is responsible for acting independently on design matters pertaining to the business unit.

  • Has oversight of the complex interfaces with railway system design and the detailed design prepared by multiple design contractors on projects.

  • Reports to the Engineering Manager Rail.

  • Exercises both line management and functional direction over assigned Engineers, Engineering Supervisors and Project Engineers.

  • Participates in contact with the client on matters relating to project engineering progress and quality.

  • Oversees all rail systems design and construction technical coordination and interface issues.

  • Directs and provides technical and administrative guidance to assigned Project and/or discipline Engineers in the management of the preliminary and detailed engineering design.

  • Conducts annual performance reviews in accordance with approved procedures.

  • Oversees design, constructability and Value Engineering reviews on projects.

  • Supervise the preparation of, reviews and endorses bid analyses and recommendations for procurement of equipment material and services within engineering scope of responsibility.

  • Check and ensure Engineering Quality Design of independent engineering firms that are carrying out the detailed engineering design.

  • Perform technical reviews of contractors, shop drawings, product data, material samples, etc.

  • All other tasks that may arise to support the Engineering Manager Rail in ensuring Bechtel’s global Engineering Design efforts are fulfilled.

Job Knowledge

  • Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems, and engineering and design calculations.

  • Thorough knowledge of CENELEC standards EN50126, EN50128 & EN50129.

  • Understands the application of Engineering Department Procedures, relevant Bechtel design guides. Broad knowledge of the application of engineering to plant constructability as applied to construction methods and materials.

  • Knowledge of current computer applications for engineering and design including appropriate knowledge of CAD (both 2-D and 3-D), CAE to perform the work.

  • Maintains a good knowledge of current and trends in engineering design.

  • Understanding of engineering planning and control methods including computerized methods.

  • Understanding of the roles played by other departments on projects including basic construction practices and the economics involved.

  • Understanding of industry or regulatory codes and standards and design criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline.

  • Understanding the differences and commonalities in design requirements and certification in all global regions that Bechtel perform work.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

The above is normally acquired through:

  • A recognized degree in an engineering or scientific discipline from an accredited college or university, OR

  • A professional license in an appropriate engineering discipline from a recognized licensing board, OR

  • Sufficient number of specialized courses in relevant general engineering or appropriate engineering disciplines to meet job requirements, AND

  • Practical work experience in design engineering or relevant equivalent experience in allied types of engineering sufficient to demonstrate competence as a trained engineer.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.