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Project Controls Engineer - Central Cost, UPF (219992)


  • Requisition ID:  219992
  • Position Title: Project Controls Engineer - Central Cost, UPF (219992)
  • Project: Uranium Processing Facility (UPF)
  • Location: Oak Ridge, TN
  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • 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 project works on 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.


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:

Project Controls Engineers prepare project estimates, build and maintain project schedules, analyze and report on project costs, prepare detailed plans for staffing and purchased items, and inform management on project performance at many different levels of the organization. A College Hire in Project Controls on the UPF project will engage in one or more of these areas to build their experience base and learn the process requirements, tools, and analysis concepts necessary to progress in the field.


General Job Duties (may include but are not limited to:

  • Quickly understand the fundamental work processes used in Design, Procurement, Construction, and Start-up.
  • Support the development of estimates and budgets.
  • Support the development and ongoing maintenance of plans and schedules.
  • Support the collection, classifying, processing, and analysis of project costs.
  • Track actual performance and forecast future performance against the established budgets and schedules.
  • Correlate performance information against field execution work processes.
  • Analyze variances in cost and schedule performance to identify causes and develop recommendations.
  • Identify trends where deviations are about to occur unless action is taken.
  • Prepare analysis and content for input to project and construction status reports and/or meetings.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in any discipline within Engineering, Business Administration, Construction Management, or Business Management from an accredited college or university (or within 12 months of anticipated graduation), or, in lieu of a degree, must have over 5 years relevant professional experience.
  • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office and other standard industry productivity software tools.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team to meet project requirements.
  • Must be able and willing to relocate and/or travel to the Oak Ridge, Tennessee area.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to complete and pass a drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
  • Must be able to obtain site security badge for access to work site.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in any discipline within Engineering, Business Administration, Construction Management, or Business Management from an accredited college or university (or within 12 months of anticipated graduation).
  • Completed relevant coursework with a strong GPA.
  • Skilled in understanding technical processes, engineering drawings, quantity determinations, and mathematical and financial records.
  • Prior co-op or internship experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Primavera scheduling software, Access, and/or Excel.
  • Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities.



Shaping tomorrow together!


Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.


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.