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Electrical Test Engineer, UPF

Requisition ID: 261748 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Oak Ridge, TN 

Project Overview:

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 is a multi-year, multi-billion dollar project and will be a first-of-its-kind complex for enriched uranium operations in support of Y-12 missionsUPF 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 provided enriched uranium capabilities well into the future.


UPF works a 9-80 schedule with every other Friday off. Start times are flexible but the standard work week is: Monday-Thursday from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. The schedule on working Fridays is: 7:00am-3:30 pm. Alternate shifts and significant overtime is expected (up to 50%) in the future.

Position Summary

The reporting structure for this position is matrixed. For day to day assignments, the Startup Electrical Test Engineer (STE) reports to the Facility Electrical Test Lead. Additionally, the STE reports to the Startup Test Lead (STL) for Subproject assignment and is responsible for supporting the (STL) in the implementation and execution of the preoperational test program associated with the UPF Project.



  • Reports to the Facility Electrical Test Lead technical issues or problems noted during testing,
  • Reviews functional acceptance criteria documents,
  • Coordinates the development and execution of test instructions, test reports, and administrative documentation,
  • Ensures that all testing documentation is completed and submitted to support the project schedule,
  • Coordinates the development and performance of test instructions,
  • Coordinates with the Startup Turnover Lead, to ensures turnover of jurisdictional control of the system test and turnover boundaries from construction before performing any STG testing activities,
  • Supports the STL in developing/maintain engineering system turnover scope markups,
  • Supports/Participates in facility/system walk downs
  • Coordinates with the Startup Completions Lead, the operation of equipment / system for post preoperational test system operation,
  • Coordinates with Construction, craft personnel in support of preoperational test,
  • Evaluates completed post Construction or Maintenance work packages for impacts to completed preoperational tests


Qualifications and Skills

 Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1 Bachelor Degree from an accredited university in Engineering or related field and 6 years of related experience in startup, nuclear power facility experience, or similar; in lieu of a formal degree,12 years of related experience to include e.g. (Startup, nuclear power facility experience, DOD / DOE experience or similar).
  • Level 2 Bachelor Degree from an accredited university in Engineering or related field and 9 years of related experience in startup, nuclear power facility experience, or similar; in lieu of a formal degree,15 years of related experience to include e.g. (Startup, nuclear power facility experience, DOD / DOE experience or similar).


Additional Qualifications

  • Prior experience and knowledge of NS&E Bechtel Startup procedures, programs, and processes.
  • Prior experience as a Bechtel Startup (Commissioning) Electrical Test Engineer, scheduling and performing system checkout and operation.
  • Prior commercial nuclear/Department of Energy experience, with NQA-1 requirements supporting an Operational Readiness Review.
  • In-depth knowledge in the areas of and knowledge of principles and practices related to startup testing and commissioning.

  • knowledge of related construction and engineering practices and the economics involved. Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria.

  • Excellent computer skills.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in planning and scheduling of commissioning activities on a project level. Excellent oral and written communication skills with experience preparing and presenting test procedures and reports.

  • Must be a US citizen.

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education.

  • Must be able to obtain site security badge and a DOE “Q” Clearance for access to work site.


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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