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Mechanical/Welding Field Quality Control Engineer, UPF

Requisition ID:  256650

Requisition Posting End Date: 

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 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 project has multiple work schedules that are subject to change and may require employees to work overtime, weekends and/or night shift when a business need arises.  


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 and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be able to obtain a security clearance, as applicable.


Position Summary:

Assigned to the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) Construction organization in a Mechanical, Piping and Welding Field Quality Control Engineer position. Responsibilities are to ensure installations within the areas of certification at the UPF project are in compliance with procurement requirements design/specifications, nuclear codes, project requirements and quality standards. Perform quality control assignments of a varied nature requiring full working knowledge of construction engineering/quality control practices. Exercises professional judgment within the framework of broad guidelines provided by superiors.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Quality Control inspections in support of mechanical, piping and welding field activates along with civil, coatings and/or I&C field activities as needed.
  • Mentor personnel with less experience.
  • Determines the technical requirements for the quality-related commodities within a work scope and coordinates with Field Engineering and Engineering on technical issues.
  • Provides input into the development of the strategy and engineering packages to support construction execution. 
  • Perform peer checks of new inspectors when requested by the Construction Quality Control Manager.
  • Performs surveillance and monitors work activities, ensures the technical adequacy and quality of work performed. 
  • Ensures installations within the areas of certification are compliant with project quality requirements and applicable regulatory codes and standards


Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1: B.S. Degree in Engineering and 6 years of related experience or a high school diploma or GED equivalent and 12 years of related experience in lieu of degree.
  • Level 2: B.S. Degree in Engineering and 9 years of related experience or a high school diploma or GED equivalent and 15 years of 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 able to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk-downs which 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

  • Knowledge and experience of DOE, DOD and/or commercial nuclear projects.
  • Candidates should be self-starters, highly motivated, requiring little supervision, and able to work well in a team environment.
  • The candidate should have a good working knowledge of current design codes and standards such as NEMA, NEC, ACI, AISC, ASME, B31.1, B31.3, as well as NQA-1 requirements.
  • Familiarity with industry quality standards.
  • Must meet the project requirements for certification of a Level II Mechanical/Piping QC and be capable of achieving a Level II Mechanical/Piping QC certification.
  • Must meet the project requirements for certification of a Level II Visual Welding QC and be capable of achieving a Level II Visual Welding QC certification.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with QC inspection for civil, coatings and/or I&C
  • Previous experience in Construction Quality Control or Field Engineering.
  • Previous experience with NDE examinations.
  • Previous experience performing vendor surveillance, source inspection and vendor document review.
  • Previous experience in disciplines or areas other than those listed in the minimum requirements.
  • Previous experience in reviewing PQRs or WPS.
  • Previous experience with ASME requirements.
  • Have working knowledge of the Bechtel Standard Work Processes Procedures (SWPPs) and the related Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs).
  • Have working knowledge of the Bechtel Nuclear Work Processes Procedures (NWPPs) and the related Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs).


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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