Website Bechtel Corporation

Tank Design Engineer Job Highlights

Title Tank Design Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience Not Indicated
Function Engineering/IT
Location Houston, TX, United States
Company Bechtel Corporation

Company Profile

Bechtel is trusted engineering, construction, and project management partner to industry and government. The corporation serves the infrastructure; nuclear, security, and environmental; energy; and mining and metals markets. The services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a Tank Design Engineer to join its team.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Structural or Mechanical Engineering from an AET accredited university/college

Work Experience

  • Must have PE License or be working towards PE License (or equivalent i.e. Chartered Engineer, Professional Engineer Canada)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Commitment to safety, ethics, and integrity
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills


  • Consider safety, constructability, and cost savings through innovative design
  • Design of Ambient Temperature Flat-Bottomed Storage Tanks and Spheres
  • Design of large aboveground storage tanks of single, double, and full containment design for the storage of liquified gases at low and cryogenic temperatures
  • Long-term development position for Tank Design Specialist, working on multiple projects within the Tanks Business Line Engineering/Design group
  • Participate in Constructability Workshops
  • Participate in the development of standard design guides and in-house computer programs. Will include validation checks and accompanying documentation
  • Perform tank design calculations to API650, API 620, API 625, ACI376, and ASME VIII using in-house software
  • Preparation of technical proposal documents, review of client specifications
  • Prepare data sheets, material requisitions, procedures, and specifications
  • Provide technical home office support to the field construction team, including startup and commissioning procedures
  • Review vendor documents package. Manage the flow of information between engineering, field, vendor, and subcontractors
  • Selection of tank construction materials
  • Successful candidate expected to gain knowledge and experience of all Tanks’ Business Line structures, working on various projects, under the guidance of Senior Tank Design Specialists
  • Technical bid evaluations for supplier and subcontractor selection

Preferred Qualifications

  • Design experience in performing calculations
  • Able to demonstrate an aptitude for engineering design
  • Experience in Quality assurance requirements relating to the fabrication and construction of field erected tanks and vessels
  • Experience in the use of FEA computer software
  • Experience in all types of storage tank structures including ambient, flat bottomed storage tanks, spheres, and single, double, and full containment low-temperature storage tanks
  • Knowledge of concrete tank design standards ACI376 and EN14620
  • Knowledge of plate manufacturing processes and practices
  • Knowledge of tank design codes API 650, API 620, API 625, ASME VIII
  • Knowledge of US regulatory codes and standards including ASCE 7, 49 CFR 193, NFPA 59A
  • Knowledge of Welding processes and practices
  • Should be familiar with materials selection, ASTM materials specifications, and materials testing requirements


  • Commitment to safety, ethics, and integrity
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills


  • The company values the health and welfare of its colleague and their families around the world. The benefits vary from country to country, based on local, practices, customs, and statutory conditions.

Employer’s Statement

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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