Electrical Field Engineer, Vogtle

Electrical Field Engineer, Vogtle

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Waynesboro, Georgia
Job Type
Full Time Job
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Date Posted
3 months ago
Richard Susan
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Job Description

In August of 2017, Georgia Power selected Bechtel to complete the construction of the two-reactor expansion of a nuclear power plant near Augusta, Georgia. Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4 will be the first new units built in the U.S. in the last three decades and are currently the only new units being constructed in the country. 


At the peak of construction, this vital project will employ up to 5,000 on-site. These positions will include building tradespeople, engineers, field supervisors, construction and project managers, quality assurance professionals, safety professionals, procurement, subcontract specialists and many others. 


This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts including nights, weekends, or holidays. All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment. The ability to obtain/maintain access to the facility is required. 


Role Overview: 

The Construction Electrical Field Engineer, under supervision, undertakes activities relating to construction engineering within the electrical discipline. Duties include interpreting electrical design drawings and specifications, cable installations and terminations, field verification of materials, and aiding field electrical personnel as required. This position is not considered the design authority for the project, but only to enforce electrical construction per design. This position may be assigned to the night shift and will require working overtime.



Coordinate with engineering on constructability and design issues relating to the electrical discipline such as installation and testing of electrical systems, lighting systems, high voltage equipment and grounding, and DCS systems. 

Establish an electrical design/field engineering working relationship and lines of communication with the Engineer of Record, including the agreement on electrical engineering deliverables and overall construction application configuration management. 

Responsible for quantity take-off, control, tracking, reporting and forecasting for electrical discipline. 

Specify the electrical criteria for the construction of temporary construction facilities as required. 

Coordinate with the Procurement Organization for field procured materials, material substitution, services and equipment including panels, motors and switchgear. 

Review material receiving reports and warehousing to assure delivery of correct electrical materials. 

Coordinate and monitor the interfaces for electrical data exchange to support the construction automation plan and the project controls program requirements at the jobsite. 

Support the electrical construction quality program. 

Participate in the preparation of cost estimates for electrical construction activities and coordinate the preparation of cost reports, forecast and progress reports. 

Coordinate with Field Supervision and Subcontractors to plan/support construction schedules. 

Plan and recommend electrical procedures to be implemented by Field Supervision to ensure construction operations are within requirements of engineering design and specifications. 

Work with customer’s resident engineering and operating personnel to coordinate electrical construction activities. 

Coordinate subcontract activities to ensure electrical materials, equipment and quality comply with design plans and specifications. 

Implement controls over variables affecting electrical installation progress such as raceway, cable, terminations and equipment. Also ensure engineering and procurement provide timely delivery of drawings, materials and equipment and that other corporate programs are fully utilized. 

Perform other duties as required by Bechtel management. 


Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines from an accredited university as well as a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience or 9 years of relevant experience in the absence of a degree. 

Must possess legal right to work in the US without sponsorship. 

Must be physically capable to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk downs which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing in very small and/or confined spaces, and lifting up to 40 lbs. 

Must be able to pass nuclear security screening requirements and be able to obtain and maintain unescorted access to a nuclear power facility. 

Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.


Preferred Qualifications: 

Knowledge of engineering and construction methods and processes customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.

Displays effective communications skills and presenting plans in a clear and concise manner.

Working knowledge of applicable industry codes and standards is preferred.

Experience with TEAMWorks, SETROUTE, and BPS.

Demonstrated commitment to Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H). Demonstrated commitment to a Zero Accident safety program. 

Familiar with current industry quality standards. 

Working knowledge with ASME NQA-1 1994, 2008 and Addendum 2009. 

Working knowledge of ASME B31 family of codes. 

Intermediate to advanced experience in field engineering activities of nuclear power and non-reactor nuclear facility EPC projects. 

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