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Senior Systems Engineer, UPF

Requisition ID:  234268

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/13/2021


Bechtel Overview:

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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values –ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants –integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


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 has multiple work schedules that are subject to change and may require employees to work overtime and/or night shift when a business need arises. The core construction working hours are between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The core engineering hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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 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 Responsibilities:

  • Review and prepare systems engineering documents related to the requirements generation, management, and verification.
  • Properly interpret and apply codes & standards and customer design requirements, for the compilation of verification evidence.
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines, review project design criteria, vendor drawings/manuals, construction inspection records, and start-up test reports.
  • Prepare engineering change packages for requirements management and configuration managed documentation.
  • Develops material requisitions and specifications for non-standard equipment and bills of material for off-the-shelf equipment and components.
  • Coordinate technical issues with Startup & Commissioning for support of Operational Readiness.
  • Deliver verification packages to facilitate the turnover of completed systems and facilities to clientele.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities with emphasis on continuous improvement and team building, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.  


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering or other engineering field from an accredited university or college with at least 9 years of relevant technical experience, orn lieu of a degree, 15 or more years of relevant experience.
    • Relevant experience to include performing functional analysis and system design and in documenting system requirements and operations.
  • 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 a site security badge for access to the worksite.  


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a detailed understanding of Systems Engineering principles and methods, requirements management principles, and methods.
  • Possess an awareness of national codes and standards, environmental and nuclear regulations, and their influence on design.
  • Experience facilitating multi-discipline meetings to resolve technical and related requirements compliance issues.
  • Familiar with facility and system design (e.g. industrial, nuclear, nuclear waste, or defense facilities).
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.  


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Registration in Engineering Experience with systems engineering on DOE or DOD projects.
  • Familiarity with implementation of nuclear safety and requirements in design.
  • Experience working on a large, complex EPC contract.
  • Experience working with requirements management databases (e.g., DOORS®).
  • Experience in performing design and/or requirements change impact analysis. 


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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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.