Lead Electrical and Instrumentation Designer

July 3, 2024
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Requisition ID: 277365 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Perth, WA 

Extraordinary teams building inspiring projects: 

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 Vision, Values and Commitments. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Learn more about our extraordinary teams building inspiring projects in our Impact Report.  

Job Summary: 

In this role, you will plan, develop, and review electrical engineering design work, produce drawings and documentation, and prepare design estimates for a project.  

You will coordinate with clients, facilitate technical discussions, and review key electrical drawings, calculations, and bid summaries, solving complex technical issues and ensure electrical designs comply with all regulations and standards. 

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Plans, develops, coordinates and reviews design work within a medium-size Electrical design work group on projects of medium size or assignments in support of global business unit. 
  • Generate 2D drawings or 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) design models of high complexity with minimal guidance from others, including single line diagrams, termination diagrams, network diagrams, block diagrams, P&ID’s, general arrangements and layouts 
  • Coordinates and interfaces as directed with the day-to-day technical work of Electrical engineers, scientists, specialists, designers and drafters. 
  • Ensure compliance with approved design standards in own work and by those assigned, to provide quality design  
  • Responsible for the accuracy of bulk material quantity and material requisitions for materials applicable to the discipline  
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to upper management. 
  • Facilitates technical discussions with third parties (client, suppliers, regulators). 
  • Other responsibilities as designated. 

Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Requires bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) and 10-13 years of relevant experience or 14-17 years of relevant work experience. 

Required Knowledge and Skills: 

  • 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 scale mining facilities, bulk-material handling facilities, mineral processing facilities, industrial plants, utilities, process plants, or engineering/construction firms. 
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, design criteria, guides & procedures and codes relevant to electrical and instrumentation discipline. 
  • Strong technical expertise with experience in designing protection and control circuits. 
  • Sound knowledge of Electrical design and drafting techniques, engineering drawings, reading of “ravings, and reproduction methods used by the discipline  
  • Familiarity with relevant Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), design standards and guides, and Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs) such as MicroStation V8i and Connect, AutoCAD and Navisworks Simulate.  
  • Skill in reading, interpreting and using related documents and drawings prepared by other project groups  
  • Knowledge of the application of engineering and construction materials, components and instrumentation  
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures used for procurement, take-offs and control of bulk materials  
  • Extensive experience in design and drafting, combined with demonstrated skill in a leadership and supervision or recognized courses in the directing of personnel 

Total Rewards/Benefits: 

There are many reasons why choosing to join Bechtel is one of the best career decisions you will ever make. In addition to working with talented, dedicated people and having the opportunity to play an integral role in stimulating and challenging local and international projects, Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live a healthy life. 

With a market aligned salary package and annual discretionary performance bonus scheme in place, employee wellbeing is also at the centre of our business – promoted through our strong health and safety focus and private health cover including access to a leading employee assistance program. 

Diverse teams build the extraordinary: 

As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent. 

We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of “One Team,” respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.  #LI-BT1

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