Lead Electrical Engineer

Perth, WA, AU
July 3, 2024
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Requisition ID: 277310 

  • 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 supervise a team of electrical personnel, estimate project staffing needs, and schedule and assign work.  

You will prepare discipline estimates and work plans and review and approve electrical investigations and studies. Your leadership will drive high quality work plans, successful implementation of electrical components, team support and training, and project performance. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, directs, and participates in the day-to-day electrical engineering activity on medium to large sized projects utilizing relevant procedures, design standards and guides. 
  • Supervises, coordinates, and reviews the work of personnel assigned, estimates staffing needs and schedules and assigns work accordingly. 
  • Provides the technical input to meet procurement requirements. 
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of electrical discipline estimates and work plan in accordance with project scope, schedule, and budget, and manages implementation and performance accordingly. 
  • Reviews and makes recommendations of the electrical engineering aspects of bid evaluations and awards for approval by project engineering. 
  • When directed, coordinates with client representatives to obtain their approval of electrical engineering aspects of the work. 
  • Ensures that assigned electrical engineering personnel receive appropriate on-the-job training for their professional development. 
  • Assists in the preparation and reviews of project procedures and cost estimates for proposals, forecasts, and change orders. 
  • Reviews and approves key calculations, licensing evaluations, design documents, supplier drawings and data, material specifications, drawings, and change orders, for the project to which assigned. 

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:

  • Relevant work experience in FEED, proposal & detailed engineering preferably in an EPC/EPCM industry for large industrial plants, power projects, utilities, oil and gas plants. 
  • Have demonstrated experience in the Australian Mining and Metals industry. 
  • Experience in design, procurement, construction, commissioning or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities or process plants is desirable. 
  • Knowledge of systems engineering, calculations, applications, construction methods and materials. 
  • Good working knowledge of industry and regulatory standards such as MSHA, OSHA, ISO, DIN etc 
  • Has the capability to develop procedures and design criteria/guides and demonstrated knowledge of computer aided engineering (CAE) tools to perform calculations. 
  • Knowledge of engineering work planning and control methods. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical and cost issues related to selection of design features within the discipline. 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead a team of engineers and designers within a multi-discipline major project.  

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-B