Deputy Project Field Engineer Commissioning StartUP Manager

  • Bechtel
  • US - TX - Victoria
  • 4 weeks ago

Company Name: Bechtel

Location: Victoria, TX, US - 77901

Job Duration: 2024-05-14 to 2024-06-13


Requisition ID: 276116 

  •  Relocation Authorized: National – Accompanied 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Victoria, TX 


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; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.


Core to Bechtel is 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.


Project Overview:

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals.

Today, our colleague’s team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. Bechtel’s focus on renewables and clean energy is helping our customers deliver transformational renewables and clean energy projects. Bechtel renewables team will perform the project management, engineering, procurement, and construction for a 218MWac / 271MWdc utility-scale solar photovoltaic (“PV”) generating plant to be located in Victoria, TX.           


Position Summary:

The Deputy Project Field Engineer/CSU Manager (PFE) will work across several disciplines and/or sub-contractors to support the planning, coordination and management of construction quality assurance, quality control, construction supervision and startup. They will provide technical direction to construction engineers and superintendents, ensuring that jobsite operations meet design requirements and quality standards. They have the responsibility to accept systems and components from installation teams and deliver them to the customer operations team tested, energized and operating per project procedures and contract requirements. This role will report to and receive direction from the Site Manager.



  • Supports Field Engineering duties of material verification, subcontract field support, field inspections, work package development and quantity tracking.
  • Provides engineering assistance to Superintendents; supports assigned personnel in meeting cost and time schedules, verifies materials, equipment, and quality and assures results meet design.
  • requirements.
  • Coordinates with Superintendents and subcontractors to plan construction schedules.
  • Supports subcontract field activities and coordinates with the appropriate site management on activities affecting contract administration including changes and client interfaces.
  • Reviews and/or leads, as assigned, the preparation of construction estimates, cost engineering studies, schedules, and budgets. Analyzes activities to determine the scope, time, and resource.
  • requirements.
  • Reviews project controls documents on progress relating to cost and schedule.
  • Responsible for maintaining punch list item data integrity in the database.
  • Directs preparation of quantity listings of field purchased material and equipment.
  • Assists construction engineers and superintendents in interpreting design drawings, planning for delivery of construction materials and equipment, and assuring that proper warehousing and storage.
  • exists to ensure adequate environmental protection.
  • Coordinates with Design on constructability issues.
  • Determines that vendors’ bids for material and/or equipment are in conformance to specifications.
  • Reviews specifications, purchase orders, subcontracts, inspection reports, delivery schedules, instruction manuals and technical data to assist and advise on-site.
  • Develops a process for tracking and maintaining required site permits and licenses.
  • Ensures maintenance of construction engineering records
  • Has technical responsibility for organizing, executing, and coordinating the startup team.
  • Participates in the planning and execution of testing; this is a working manager position for a small team so it will be essential to participate in testing, and administration activities for the benefit of the
  • team (including LOTO and supporting management of the Completions Database).
  • Directs and monitors assigned office or project startup and operations which may include review of design for plant operability, preparation of operations manuals, coordination with construction during
  • field check out and pre-commissioning and testing and execution of the startup in the field.
  • Preparation of system testing and turnover documentation including scoped documents, test records, test procedures and other similar required documents
  • Supervise and direct subcontractor personnel as required to support commissioning activities (e.g., meter and relay testing)


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) and a minimum of 8-10 years of relevant experience or 12-14 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of all phases of construction operations relating to engineering, construction, and startup activities.
  • Leadership experience (small team) managing testing activities for a Bechtel project (any discipline, electrical preferred).
  • Display effective communication skills crucial to motivating team members and presenting plans clearly and concisely.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work on competing priorities to meet time-bound requirements.
  • Five years’ experience in the utility scale power generation & distribution industry, three of which have been in commissioning, maintenance, or operation of a combined cycle generation facility.
  • Five years’ experience in the testing or maintenance of solar systems including inverters, medium voltage switchgear, transformers and power distribution systems including calibration of the associated.
  • Protective relaying.
  • Solar power project experience desirable



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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.