Lead Electrical Designer

  • Bechtel
  • GB - N/A - London
  • 5 days ago

Company Name: Bechtel

Location: London, N/A, GB

Job Duration: 2021-10-14 to 2021-11-13


Requisition ID:  240821

  • Relocation Authorized:  None

Bechtel Overview
Since 1898, we have 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 & 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.



Either directly or through subordinate supervisors, provides operational supervision and technical guidance through administering and directing the work of designers and drafters who work as a medium size group in a particular discipline on a project or group supporting a global business unit, and assigns lead roles. Determines staffing needs and schedules to meet work requirements. Prepares the preparation of layouts, study drawings, detailed design 2-D and 3-D Computer Aided Design (CAD) models and construction drawings. Supports development of work plans and schedules for the assigned work including estimate for material quantities, design deliverables and staffing needs to meet the project milestones. Supervises preparation of assigned material requisitions and bid evaluations. Monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices and with approved design standards to provide quality design, reliable/safe plant operation and construction economy, and assigns lead roles. Prepares design and drafting procedures to standardize design effort.

Coordinates or makes jobsite visits as required, to resolve problems and interpret drawings and documents. Reviews or defines engineering scope changes, as required, for project management. Endorses or prepares reports of work progress, as required, for project and discipline use.

Maintains up-to-date skills in Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs) relevant to design work and ensures that maximum use is made thereof.

Organizes and directs the implementation of on-the-job training of assigned personnel. Conducts annual performance reviews in accordance with approved procedures and holds career development discussions.

Establishes and maintains communication with project engineers, engineering supervisors in charge of related disciplines, and with administrative personnel within the project. Consults with equipment suppliers, technical specialists and client representatives as directed to provide and receive technical information.

Responsible for assigned activities within an engineering or design discipline in a GBU on a project or program.  Applies broad and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to project engineering in the preparation of complex designs and deliverables under the direction of an engineer.  Makes decisions independently concerning problems with the discipline on the project.  Represents the discipline on the project and with the client to resolve technical questions and as required to coordinate work.



Specialized courses in drafting, design and engineering practices, and CAD, or a recognized degree in a job related engineering or scientific discipline.

Extensive experience in design and drafting and experience in personnel administration.

Broad knowledge of design and drafting techniques, engineering drawings, graphic arts, reading of drawings and reproduction methods used by the discipline. Skill in reading, interpreting and using related documents and drawings prepared by other project groups. Knowledge of the application of engineering and construction materials related to the discipline’s design responsibilities. Knowledge of discipline Design Guides, mathematical formulae and design calculations used in the discipline. Knowledge of procedures used for the procurement and quantity control of bulk materials applicable to the discipline.

Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, design criteria and codes relevant to the discipline.

Broad knowledge of 2-D and 3-D computer aided drafting (CAD) tools.

Knowledge of technical responsibilities of other groups associated with the total design effort. Demonstrated skill in organizing and supervising.


Specific experience in planning and executing greenfield or brownfield projects in one or more of the following market segments: 

  • Natural gas processing including liquefaction and regasification
  • Coal, gas or biomass to chemicals such as methanol and ammonia
  • Petrochemicals such as HDPE, LDPE, MEG, PET, PTA, PVC and others 
  • Carbon capture and sequestration
  • Solar and/or combined cycle power plants
  • Hydrogen value chain including electrolysis, reforming, liquefaction, transportation and fueling stations
  • Offshore and onshore pipelines
  • Desalination, raw water, demineralized water and waste water treatment plants
  • Familiarity with current process technologies and licensors associated with the above.



Must be proficient in the use and application of internation design standards including IEC and NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code).

Proficiency in S3D and SPEL is strongly preferred.

Previous experience as Design Supervisor/Lead Designer on FEEDs or Project Proposals is required.

Previous experience preparing estimated quantities, jobhour estimates, and schedule planning is required.

Ability to develop innovative ideas to reduce project total installed costs (TIC).


What we offer
At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:
•    Flexible Working
•    Private Medical Coverage
•    Life Insurance Program
•    Pension Scheme
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Long Term Disability Scheme


Our Commitment
Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration, among others. These values help define our culture, our way of doing business, and the positive impact we aspire to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things.

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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.