Senior Quality Engineer

Requisition ID: 275964 

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


Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.


Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.


Core to Bechtel is our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our commitments – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


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 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 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. Work schedule and overtime are to be approved in advance by supervisors. 


Eligibility for this position requires US citizenship; the successful candidate must provide proof of US citizenship 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.


Assigned to the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) Engineering Organization in a Senior Quality Engineer Position.


Position Summary

This Quality Engineering position will be part of the Engineering team and responsible for managing/coordinating all Engineering owned Condition Reports (CRs), all Engineering procedures, Engineering metrics, & Engineering Lessons Learned.  This position will be the point of contact/subject matter expert in Engineering programmatic & procedural issues.  This will include focused interface with all stakeholders (i.e. client, QA, & CNS Design Authority) on these topics.



  • Lead all Quality Engineering efforts including interface with all stakeholders (i.e., Project Quality reps, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) and Government customers, as well as other project departments)
  • Engineering POC for Engineering assigned Condition Reports (CRs)
  • Take on ownership of CRs that address departmental programmatic issues
  • Lead the necessary teams or independently develop solutions to resolve these CRs with minimal oversight
  • Track status of Engineering owned CRs and ensure forecast dates are met and kept current
  • Provides direction to engineers to support preparation and implementation actions for CRs
  • Develop approaches to solving problems and conflicts associated with project condition reports.
  • Develop and maintain all Engineering Department metrics. Develop recommended actions based on metric trends and execute these actions.
  • Engineering SME for departmental procedures
  • Leads coordination with other departments as well as project customers on the topics of condition reporting, management assessments, lessons learned, and procedure interface points
  • Lead efforts (on behalf of the PEM) to develop and implement Engineering programmatic improvements
  • Identify process improvement opportunities by working with engineering personnel.
  • Assist with Procedure/Desktop issuance/updates
  • Lead the tracking of procedure/desktop periodic reviews
  • Follow up on actions taken in response to assessment findings to assure adequacy of completed corrective actions
  • Leads engineering programs as directed by Project Engineering Manager (including but not limited to the Engineering Lessons Learned Program)
  • Represents Engineering on project Condition Report Review Committee


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1: Bachelor’s Degree in technical (Engineering, Sciences, Mathematics) field with at least 6 years of experience in an Engineering, Quality, or Science related field. In lieu of a degree, a high school diploma or equivalent and 12 years of progressive relevant experience is required.
  • Level 2: Bachelor’s Degree in technical (Engineering, Sciences, Mathematics) field with at least 9 years of experience in an Engineering, Quality, or Science related field. In lieu of a degree, a high school diploma or equivalent and 15 years of progressive relevant experience is required.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Engineering work processes
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any security clearances required for this position according to Army Regulation 50-6 (Chemical Surety). 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Proficiency in oral and written communication
  • Proficiency in the use of a PC computer and Microsoft software
  • Proficiency in leading small teams to resolve issues


Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineering related experience in an EPC project atmosphere
  • Experience with DevonWay Corrective Action Program


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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.