Bechtel Corporation Chief Testing & Commissioning Specialist in Reston, Virginia

Requisition ID: 211237

Manages and supervises the commissioning/startup activities on one or more projects or for a global business unit. Plans and directs commissioning/startup assignments on the project(s). Technical responsibility for organizing, executing, and coordinating these assignments. Makes day-to-day decisions within assigned area or project and makes recommendations to department or project management regarding policy and procedure. Responsible for review of project designs and recommendation of changes to design so that projects are safe and operable. May direct commissioning/startup operations on a project at the jobsite location. Global business unit commissioning/startup managers are responsible for oversight and coordination of multiple projects within the global business unit.

Responsible for startup and/or operations activities on one or more very large or complex projects or global business units, a major project on which there are unique problems in schedule, finance, construction or design.

Plans and directs startup engineering assignments both in the office and in the field as required.

Directs activities in preparation of project proposals. Coordinates with project management, the startup related engineering, construction and client activities as an office assignment or during startup, operations, maintenance or testing at the jobsite.

Prepares or directs the preparation of operations manuals.

Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate supervisors or startup engineers assigned to projects or tasks within area of responsibility.

Maintains contact with other project groups to ensure the incorporation into a project of startup requirements and compliance with client, Bechtel and project standards.

Extensive knowledge of industry and regulatory standards and facilities operations criteria pertinent to the activities supervised.


  • Provide proposal preparation/technical support for new projects.- Provide startup support for active projects in the home office (detailed design phase).- Travel, as needed, to support proposals and project assessments on active field jobs.

  • Perform various tasks to support Commissioning/Startup and other functional departments, such as training, presentations to management and customers, procedure preparation, and Six Sigma activities.- Support Commissioning/Startup employee engagement activities, such as mentoring and career counseling.Travel may be required up to 25% of the time.


  • Minimum 15 years experience as a startup/commissioning engineer on a large project.- Minimum 10 years experience in Infrastructure, Rail T&C, or a related industry.-5 or more years experience as a Startup/Commissioning Manager

  • Supervisory experience 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.

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