Bechtel Corporation 2019 Student Internship (U.S.) - Construction Field Engineer (1 VA3) in RESTON, Virginia


Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting multiple industries. Our employees use their ideas and ingenuity to create innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions for our business and customers.

Bechtel’s construction teams are proud of their role as builders, completing projects around the world - often under difficult conditions in challenging locations. Supervisors, superintendents, and field engineers are the on-site pros who bring a project to life. There is a world of career opportunities for Construction professionals at Bechtel, including field engineering, project estimating, scheduling & cost control, and craft supervision.

The total number of hires and start dates are subject to workload and business conditions. Locations will vary based on the project needs, and may include Houston, TX or Reston, VA, along with various project sites.

Bechtel is synonymous with construction. We have been a construction-driven company from the beginning. The industry is constantly changing, and the challenge must be met with innovative, self-starting field engineers who possess strong technical backgrounds and the ability to develop working relationships throughout the many facets of the organization.


Field engineers at Bechtel provide technical direction to superintendents and craft workers to complete our projects safely, efficiently, and cost effectively, while meeting required technical and quality standards. As a field engineer at Bechtel, you’ll have the opportunity to work in various disciplines, such as civil, electrical, mechanical, piping, instrumentation, welding, and quality.

Also, included in the construction engineering field are subcontract coordinators, who manage the daily interface between subcontractors and the rest of the construction site.

Typical Activities

Design temporary construction facilities

Interface with other functions including engineering and procurement

Perform constructability reviews

Plan and package the work for the craft

Verify installed quantities

Resolve technical issues with designer of record

Manage equipment and materials, both permanent plant materials or material used for indirect construction use

Perform inspections and tests to verify quality and manage quality records

Interact with subcontractors

Implement standard work processes and procedures

General Job Duties

Construction professionals are typically responsible for:

Reviewing drawings for constructability and providing interpretation to craft and/or installation subcontractors

Monitoring construction activities to ensure quality, project schedule adherence and compliance with drawings, and specifications and codes, through regular inspections

Performing quantity takeoffs and assist with the preparation of field material requisitions

Conducting site visits for the purpose of producing daily reports of the work and/or subcontractor activities

Coordinating input to the quantity tracking and progress database used for measuring project completion

Monitoring actual cost versus budget

Preparing punch lists to track incomplete work

Attending subcontractor bid walks and assist in bid evaluation to support subcontract award

Maintaining the highest level of safety awareness and ensure all tasks are completed to the highest safety standards

Basic Qualifications

Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or Construction Management/Construction Engineering from an accredited college or University,

Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship

Ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project jobsites

Preferred Qualifications

Completed relevant coursework

Prior co-op or internship experience

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Practical work experience in a construction environment

Demonstrated teamwork skills

Fluency in multiple languages (preferably Spanish, Arabic, or French)