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Bechtel Corporation Lead CIF Engineer in Brownsville, Texas

Requisition ID: 273180

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Single

  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project

  • Work Location: Brownsville, TX

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

Core to Bechtel is our values ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.

Project Overview

Bechtel is partnering with NextDecade to support their vision to provide the world access to lower carbon intensive energy with their Rio Grande LNG (RGLNG) project in Brownsville, Texas.

RGLNG is a natural gas liquefaction and export terminal situated on a 984-acre site on the banks of the Brownsville ship channel. The first phase of the RGLNG project consists of three liquefaction trains, two storage tanks and one marine berth. At full capacity, the five-train facility will have a production capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum (MTPA).

Brownsville, Texas is a city known for its diverse history, tradition, and rich culture. Located in the southernmost region in the beautiful state of Texas, lays Brownsville a rich, tropical oasis bordering the Rio Grande River and near the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Brownsville embraces innovation, looks forward to the future and beyond!

Position Summary

Lead CIF Field Engineer will report to the Project Field Engineer. They will supervise a team of direct reports and will be responsible for overall quality of painting, insulation, and fireproofing. This position will also interface with other discipline field engineers, superintendents, subcontractors, and planners to develop project schedules for painting, insulation, and fireproofing.


  • Establish insulation, paint, and fireproofing application philosophy.

  • Track and report daily quantities installed.

  • Review subcontractor insulation and fireproofing procedures for compliance with project specifications.

  • Review and approve permanent plant materials bought for painting, fireproofing, and insulation.

  • Coordinate paint, insulation, and fireproofing releases.

  • Develop, review, and approve Inspection and Test Plans and verify the completeness of quality documentation on daily basis.

  • Maintain all the calibration records for the instruments used for painting and coating.

  • Create and issue work packages.

  • Provide technical assistance to superintendents, subcontractors, foremen, and craft workers.

  • Perform inspections and documentation of all insulation, painting, coating, and fireproofing work in progress on a continuing basis, and ensures documentation is complete prior to turnover.

  • Assist supervision and project controls in preparation of 3-week lookahead schedules.

  • Review subcontractor quantity estimates from design drawings and provide input to the quantity tracking applications and reports weekly verified installed quantities to Project Controls.

  • Issue material withdrawal requests for permanent materials.

  • Assist field procurement in inspection and receipt of received materials.

  • Resolve design clashes and any other constructability or technical issues.

  • Verify accuracy of data from subcontractors and suppliers.

  • Provide leadership to field engineers and subcontractors to ensure project’s schedule and other

  • Work includes field inspections which requires the following physical capabilities: extensive walking in and around a construction site in extreme heat and cold; climbing ladders; climbing scaffolding; working on elevated platforms; crawling and crouching; working on uneven surfaces; and working in small or confined spaces for extended periods of time.

  • Some lifting is required. Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress).

  • Must be able to use appropriate standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e., harness, life vest, lift buckets, etc.)

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • University/B.S. degree in a relevant engineering discipline is desired but may be waived if equivalent industry experience/qualifications can be demonstrated.

  • 8-10 years minimum field engineering and/or supervision experience.

Additional Qualifications:

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

  • Experience in oil, gas, refinery, petrochemical, minerals processing or power generating station construction is preferred.

  • NACE CIP Level 2 or higher is preferred.

  • Must demonstrate expert understanding of industry codes and standards applicable to industrial coatings, insulation, and fireproofing.

  • Experience in LNG cryogenic insulation is preferred.

  • Experience managing technical services subcontracts is desirable.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage teams.

  • Displays effective communications skills crucial to motivating team members and presenting plans in a clear and concise manner.

  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

  • Knowledgeable in the use of Bechtel Standard Applications (BSAP's) including TEAMWorks.


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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.