Bechtel Corporation Lead Control Systems Engineer in London, United Kingdom

Requisition ID: 204109


Responsible for assigned activities within the Control Systems discipline in a global business unit. Applies broad knowledge of engineering principles and practices to project engineering in the preparation of engineering analyses. Makes decisions concerning problems within the discipline on the project. Represents the discipline on the project and with the client as directed to resolve technical questions.


A. Supervision Received

  • Receives operational supervision and technical guidance from a Project Engineer, senior Engineering Supervisor, or Chief Engineer.

  • Objectives are defined and results are subject to supervisory review.

B. Supervision Exercised

  • Provides technical guidance to subordinate engineers, scientists, specialists, designers and drafters as assigned.

C. Contact

  • Maintains contacts with client representatives as directed, with suppliers, appropriate field personnel and other disciplines to ensure the coordination of the work within the project or assignment and compliance with Bechtel/client requirements. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

1. Plans, develops, coordinates and reviews engineering work within a discipline on projects of medium size and complexity or assignments in support of a global business unit.

2. Coordinates and interfaces as directed with the day-to-day technical work of discipline engineers, specialists, designers and drafters.

3. Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to upper management.

4. Facilitates technical discussions with third parties (client, suppliers, regulators).

5. Prepares or oversees the preparation of discipline estimates and work plan in accordance with project scope, schedule and budget, and manages implementation and performance accordingly.

6. Develops Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs) and Design Guides and administrative practices.

7. Coordinates with client representatives as delegated to obtain approval on phases of work.

8. Reviews and approves key engineering drawings and calculations and bid summaries.

9. Coordinates assigned engineering work with other project groups.

10. Mentors engineers, designers and drafters by providing appropriate on-the-job training for their professional development.

11. Promotes the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

12. Whilst the position is primarily London based, international travel and assignments are foreseen in the future.


Knowledge of systems, calculations, equipment, applications of methods, plant layout, materials, and computers for preparation of analyses and development of project deliverables within the discipline.

Knowledge and understanding of technical and cost issues related to selection of design features within the discipline.

Knowledge of engineering work planning and control methods.

Knowledge of precedents in the discipline and of principles and practices of related disciplines.

Knowledge of related construction practices and the economics involved.

Broad knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards, and design criteria pertinent to the Control Systems discipline.

Good knowledge of Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Bechtel design guides, appropriate Bechtel Standard Application Program (BSAPs) and administrative practices.

The following qualifications are required:

  • Registered CEng / IEng with the Engineering Council or an equivalent Professional Engineer registration.

  • Established experience in design engineering or relevant equivalent experience in allied types of engineering.

  • Certification and experience in Functional Safety and / or digital security is desirable.

  • Broad progressive work experience in design engineering, science or other relevant types of engineering such as systems startup, field engineering or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants, or engineering/construction firms.

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.

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