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Job Ref:  150580
Employer:  Bechtel
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Country:  United States
County/State:  Virginia
City:  Reston
14/10/2016 01:02
Requisition ID:

Role Overview
Duties include but are not limited to:
Engineering Specialist assigned to the Water Treatment Manager responsible for proposal development, system design, equipment specification, installation, and commissioning of water treatment systems especially as they pertain to Power Plant applications. The specific duties include providing direct support in conceptual design, performing water balance calculations, generating water balance flow diagrams, preparing specifications, evaluating bids, reviewing supplier documents, and providing on-site support of system construction and commissioning. Ensure engineering designs and equipment selections are consistent with project technical requirements, scope book, codes, and estimate. Other duties include performing operating and maintenance cost calculations based on estimated chemical quantities, supporting plant licensing efforts with technical calculations, and incorporating lessons learned from previous system commissioning into future design and specification efforts. The selected individual will participate in meetings with Clients, Senior Management, Projects, and Suppliers as needed to reconcile equipment design, evaluate bids, review supplier documents, and commission the systems in the field.

Job Knowledge
Must have experience with the following processes and technologies: coagulation, media filtration, and solids dewatering; brackish water and sea water reverse osmosis; ultrafiltration; electrodeionization; wastewater evaporators and crystallizers; and chemical feeds. Familiarity with steam cycle chemistry requirements, open cooling water chemistry requirements, ion exchange for softening and demineralization, thermal desalination, condensate polishers, and potable water/sanitary wastewater regulations is desired.

Basic Qualifications
  • BS in Chemical Engineering or equivalent degree, at least ten years of design experience, and at least eight years of related water and waste water treatment hands-on experience in power plant or industrial complex applications.
  • Recent experience is required with the design, purchase, and commissioning of water and/or wastewater treatment equipment and systems, including direct contacts with equipment suppliers.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards is required.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task effectively in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Must be willing to work overtime as required to support project schedules.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the jobsite or to suppliers as required, including domestic and international travel.
  • Must be willing to shift hours when needed to interface with overseas suppliers for regular phone calls.
  • Must be a self-starter and committed to finishing each project.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Desktop automation skills (Microsoft Office Suite), as well as knowledge of computer software as applied to generate calculations, flow diagrams, data base management and any specific water -treatment related computer software.
  • The right to work and remain in the U.S. without visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • Professional Engineering registration
  • BS in Chemical Engineering or equivalent degree, at least fifteen years of design experience, and at least ten years of related water and waste water treatment hands-on experience in power plant or industrial complex applications

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.

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