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Distribs Manager, UPF

  • Requisition ID:  230408
  • Position Title: Distribs Manager, UPF
  • Project: Uranium Processing Facility (UPF)
  • Location: Oak Ridge, TN
  • Posting End Date:  
  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Single
  • US Citizenship Required: Yes
  • Badging: Must be able to obtain badging
  • Other Requirements: Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education

Project Description:

Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), Bechtel’s government services business, is one of the top providers to departments and agencies of the U.S. and British governments. Its successes include many large, first-of-a-kind projects in government site management, environmental restoration, defense, space, energy, and national and homeland security. This position will provide support to the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) located at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


UPF will be built by 2025 for $6.5 billion and will be a first-of-its-kind complex for enriched uranium operations in support of Y-12 missions. UPF is one of the Department of Energy’s largest investments in Tennessee since the Manhattan Project and one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s largest construction projects. When complete, UPF will: replace a 70-year-old facility with modern buildings, reduce operational costs and energy consumption, improve worker safety, and provide enriched uranium capabilities well into the future.


The UPF Construction project works on various schedules with differing start times pending project needs, and may require employees to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and/or night shift when a business need arises. 


Eligibility for this position requires US citizenship; successful candidate must provide proof of US citizenship in order to obtain badge access to the site. Candidate must complete security questionnaire and successfully clear site access requirements check. All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be able to obtain a security clearance, as applicable.


Role Overview:

This is a Short Term Assignment, expected duration 6-9 months

Assigned to the Construction organization Senior Distribs capacity. Responsible for supervising and directing Site Supervision, Field Engineering and other support organizations (Safety, Project Controls, etc.) to support Distribs work execution. Ensures assigned construction personnel are tasked to appropriate work scopes and that construction operations are performed safely, in compliance with specifications and within budget and schedules. Coordinate with other Construction Management and other Area Leads to coordinate priorities, deliveries and site overall arrangement requirements. Reports to the Indirects Manager on a daily basis with functional reporting to the Construction Management Team. Position responsibilities include:


  • Responsible for field construction operations (Laydown Area 2 and UPF Proper) and general site coordination (site access, roads, grounds and field equipment). Safely directs assigned construction work in accordance with Bechtel’s Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) program.
  • Responsible for Distributable Cost Management: trend development, Quantity Reporting to support the QURR, Change Management, Budget Variance Analysis, review and approval of Construction estimates, forecast developments and supports the Cost Account Manager (CAM) for Earned Value Management System (EVMS) compliance.
  • Oversees the Subcontract formation, coordination, execution and close out for Construction general service Subcontracts
  • Identifies and manages distributable based risk items in an assigned facility/area.
  • Determines Non-Manual and Manual staffing requirements to support distribs activities.
  • Manages work schedules in relations to the UPF overall execution plan and schedule.
  • Responsible for ensuring permanent/temporary installed commodities meet UPF construction quality requirements.
  • Works with Site Supervision, Field Engineering, and Project Controls to manage Distribs schedules, construction methods and procedures.
  • Supervises and directs subordinate Non Manual (NM) personnel and Craftsmen in construction activities within Distribs.
  • Prepares reports and forecasts, including summary of construction progress, craft personnel forecasts, and expenditures forecast.
  • Manages the Distribs planning schedules (three week look ahead, 90/180 day, Plan of the Day, etc.).
  • Monitors the activities of subcontractors to ensure compliance with specifications, schedules and subcontract requirements.
  • Responsible for the implementation of corporate/ project policies, procedures and instructions within assigned operations.
  • Coordinates activities with other disciplines or areas, and clients' resident representatives as instructed by construction management.
  • Oversees Hoisting and Rigging activities and manages the Hoisting and Rigging Loft
  • Manages the tool room and automation tools supporting Preventive Maintenance of Equipment and Permanent Plant installations
  • Effectively communicates with internal and external customers related to UPF Construction activities.
  • Monitor job site work rule compliance.
  • Ensures that all Bechtel, State, and Federal safety codes, requirements and standards are being complied within assigned area of responsibility.


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering or similar and 15 years of experience or 21 years related experience in lieu of degree
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check, including verification of employment, education and travel
  • Must be physically capable to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk-downs requiring 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience of DOE, DOD and/or commercial nuclear construction projects is required.
  • Candidates shall be self-starters, highly motivated, require little supervision, and be able to excel in a team environment.
  • Candidates shall previous experience leading, mentoring and managing large Construction Teams
  • The candidate should have a good working knowledge of current design codes and standards such as ACI, AISC, ASME, as well as NQA-1 requirements
  • Good working knowledge of Labor Relations, Labor Agreements and Craft Jurisdiction
  • Knowledge of environmental compliance standards required on NNSA/DOE projects.


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in Construction Management (Site Manager, PFE or PFS) on a large Bechtel NS&E Project
  • Previous experience as an EVMS Cost Account Manager (CAM)
  • Bechtel Six Sigma Black Belt Certified
  • Bechtel Certification (B-Cert) as a Site Manager (TIER II), Project Field Superintendent (PFS), or Project Controls Manager (PCM)


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; 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.