Hydraulic Engineer
Reston, VA
Requisition ID: 222320

Bechtel is seeking a Hydraulic Engineer for the Reston, VA location to conduct engineering design and studies for global corporate projects from all GBUs supported by the Geotechnical & Hydraulic Engineering Services (G&HES) discipline. The position requires the ability to work independently and exercise engineering judgment in problem definition, evaluation, and selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria. This individual will be required to coordinate work tasks with technical specialists in the G&HES group and from other disciplines, and with engineers, designers, and other project personnel.

Work involves organizing and performing hydraulic and hydrologic analyses and calculations, preparing reports and necessary documents to support the engineering design of liquefied natural gas plants, power generation facilities, refineries, and infrastructure projects. Education, familiarity and experience in modelling and analyzing hydraulic transient pressures and loads in closed pipe systems is central to this position. Other responsibilities include analysis, evaluation and design of storm water management and site drainage facilities; surface water hydrology and flood protection measures; pipeline systems (gravity flow and pressurized systems); pump intakes, discharge outfalls, and other offshore or onshore hydraulic structures. Responsibilities also include the conducting of mathematical model studies, employing appropriate one- or multidimensional models, for the runoff analysis, open channel flow analysis, sediment transport, environmental mixing, hydrodynamic and solute transport; and maintaining and enhancing H&H group’s in-house hydraulic transient software.

Work may require travel to project sites in the U.S. and overseas on generally short-term assignments.

Basic Requirements:
Ph.D. in hydraulics, hydrology, fluid dynamics or relevant engineering disciplines with graduate course work and research emphasis on pipeline hydraulics, computational fluid dynamics, engineering hydrology, open channel hydraulics, sediment transport, coastal engineering, and numerical methods.
1+ year of experience with hydraulic design of pump and pipeline systems including steady state and hydraulic transient analyses, and basic understanding in rainfall-runoff analysis and modeling, storm water drainage system design and open-channel flow analysis.
1+ year of experience with computer applications for hydraulic analysis such as CE099, FATHOM or equivalent, and CFD models such as Fluent, Flow3D or equivalent.
Knowledge of US and international design codes and practices and programming experience in Fortran, Visual Basic, Python, MATLAB or C++.
Willingness and ability to travel to and remain at jobsites for up to several weeks at a time.

Preferred Requirements:
Professional Engineering (PE) license.
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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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.