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Lead Certified Electrical Code Inspector (NEC), UPF

Requisition ID:  255366

Requisition Posting End Date: Open until position is filled 

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 and may require employees to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and/or night shift pending project needs.    


Eligibility for this position requires US citizenship; the 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 to 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:

Assigned to the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) Construction organization in a Lead Construction Electrical Field Engineering/Electrical Code Inspector position.  Responsibilities are to ensure assigned UPF Electrical based commodities comply with NFPA 70-2014.  The Electrical Inspector will require a working knowledge of construction engineering practices.


Principle responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Leading a team of NEC inspectors with responsibility throughout the jobsite.
  • The inspection of electrical installation activities to support the UPF Projects.
  • Interface with the ECAHJ interfacing with CNS Y12 (Plant Operations).
  • Limited Interfacing with the STR’s to support the Subcontractor.
  • Reviewing design documents for constructability.
  • Use of SetRoute, BPS, TeamWorks, etc.
  • Monitoring equipment installation Reviews specifications, instruction manuals and technical data.
  • Determines equipment is in conformance to NFPA 70-2014.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Levin 1: B.S. Degree in Engineering or similar and 9+ years of experience or 15+ years related experience in lieu of degree.
  • Level 2: B.S. Degree in Engineering or similar and 13+ years of experience or 19+ 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 and education.
  • Must be able to obtain a site security badge for access to the worksite.
  • Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk downs that may require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, using fall protection and other personal protective equipment (PPE), walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, and maneuvering around very small and/or confined spaces.  


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Leadership skills demonstrated through previous experience overseeing and managing Teams.
  • The candidate shall have a current Certification as a National Electric Code Inspector and a working knowledge of current design codes and standards, such as NFPA 70-2014.
  • Certification must be ICC “Commercial or IAEI “General” and provide a copy of the certification.
  • Knowledge and experience of DOE, DOD and/or commercial nuclear construction projects is required.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the Bechtel Standard Work Processes Procedures (SWPPs) and the related Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs).
  • Candidates should be self-starters, highly motivated, requiring little supervision, and be able to work well in a team environment. Knowledge of environmental compliance standards required on NNSA/DOE projects.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s “Zero Accidents” safety program. Familiarity with nuclear quality and commercial practice standards is beneficial.  


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent commercial nuclear experience at a Bechtel EPC Project.
  • Recent experience as an Electrical Field Engineer.
  • Experience in reviewing field drawings/plans of different disciplines and may include P&ID’s.
  • Previous experience with Setroute (Bechtel).  


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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