2023 Graduate (UK) – Materials Engineer


London City and West End, London, United Kingdom
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02 September 2023

Requisition ID: 271585 

– Relocation Authorized: None 
-Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
-Work Location: London NW10 
Bechtel helps clients deliver major projects that create a lasting positive legacy globally. These projects create jobs and grow economies; enhance security; improve the resilience of the 
world’s infrastructure

; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and 
accelerate progress

 to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.

The Materials Engineering Technology (MET) team is increasing capabilities to support projects in the Houston, TX Oil, Gas and Chemicals business unit of Bechtel Global. There is a vacancy for a Metallurgical/Materials/Corrosion Engineer. 

Bechtel staff at all levels in business development are expected to work flexibly to craft propositions that will help our customers to deliver the most critical and complex projects. To do so we are all expected to work collaboratively within, and promote, our values of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust and collaboration guided by our

Vision, Values and Commitments.


Position Summary

The Materials Engineer will report to the Lead Engineer (Materials Engineering Technology). Duties include the following:

-Establish metallurgical requirements for equipment and piping in power systems, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, and power plants
-Develop technical specifications for metallic materials and corrosion control
-Support to engineering disciplines in preparation of data sheets and requisition packages
-Review of materials content in technical bids
-Provide post award technical support to requisitioning engineers
-Support the project through construction and commissioning phases
-Perform standard materials engineering activities on projects with minimal technical oversight

Typical Responsibilities

-A working knowledge of the principles and practices of Metallurgical Engineering
-Ability to coordinate work with other engineering disciplines
-Knowledge of welding processes and weld procedure/weld procedure qualification
-Knowledge of international materials standards and pressure vessel and piping fabrication codes
-Some knowledge of material damage mechanisms associated with petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, and power plants

The candidate will be required to:

-Plan and conduct independent work, using sound judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria
-Devise practical approaches to solving materials engineering problems
-Coordinate technical issues with other departments on projects including constructability requirements and reviews
-Travel to support activities at construction sites, supplier’s works or in other engineering offices

The materials engineer will work as part of an international MET team and should expect to develop some basic knowledge of:

-Non-destructive examination
-Materials Selection
-Corrosion mechanisms

Skills and Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science or Corrosion Engineering 
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Good people skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with others

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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