Bechtel Corporation 2019 University Graduates (U.S.) - Plant Design & Piping (PD&P) Engineer ( KY) in RICHMOND, Kentucky


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

The various Plant Design & Piping (PD&P) Engineering tasks at Bechtel demand detail-oriented individuals with multifaceted skills, particularly in-depth technical expertise, flexibility, enthusiasm for individual and team tasks, and analytical problem-solving capabilities. 

As a PD&P Engineer, you will work in multidisciplinary teams and provide expertise in the project 3D model, including producing deliverables directly from computer models using automation software.

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

General Job Duties: 

This entry level position will allow you to perform assignments that will develop professional working knowledge and abilities through the application of applicable codes and standards, as well as engineering calculations and techniques, procedures and criteria. You will exercise limited, but increasing, judgment in performing your assigned duties using methods prescribed by your supervisor. 

Typical Activities of the PD&P Team

Develop site/building general arrangements

Generate calculations and drawings for piping and pipe supports

Work in the 3D model to develop designs for piping, equipment, HVAC, or pipe supports

Examine and analyze pipe configurations for ANSI/ASME code compliance

Optimize facility layout based on piping and instrument diagrams, client requirements, current technology, and operational and maintenance requirements

Interface with other engineering disciplines, construction, startup, and vendors during development of facility design

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university within twelve (12) months of graduation date.

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

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

Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check. 


Preferred Qualifications

Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university within twelve (12) months of graduation date.

Completed relevant coursework with a strong GPA. 

Prior co-op or internship experience. 

Excellent written and oral communication skills.