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Senior Electrical Engineer, PCAPP (257825)

  • Requisition ID:  257825
  • Location: Pueblo, CO  
  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • US Citizenship Required: Yes
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen and background check
  • Salary Range: $82,740 - $126,180 annually (determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant)


Position Summary

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is looking for a Static Discharge Chamber (SDC) Cognizant Systems Engineer- Electrical to work the Pueblo, CO location. This position will report to the Cognizant System Project Engineer at the PCAPP project.


The purpose of the Cognizant System Engineer (CSE) program, at PCAPP, is to ensure the continued operational readiness of the systems within its scope. One of the primary aspects of the CSE program is the designation of CSEs who are responsible for:

  • Maintaining overall knowledge and awareness of assigned systems
  • Providing systems engineering support for operations and maintenance
  • Technical support for ensuring continued system operational readiness


For each PCAPP system, the designated CSE will be the “System Owner". The responsibility of the CSE is to provide technical expertise and direction on a system to ensure the safe, efficient, and reliable performance of plant systems and components within the design and within environmental requirements, applicable codes and standards, approved procedures, and PCAPP policy. The CSEs have the primary responsibility to achieve resolution of technical issues and provide direction regarding their assigned system(s), utilizing Engineering Staff “discipline” expertise when required.


This is a long-term assignment with a 4-10s schedule. The work hours are from 6:30 am- 5:00 pm Monday- Thursday or Tuesday-Friday. Overtime hours will be required as deemed necessary. This position may also require employees to go on a dedicated DuPont Shift Schedule (up to 12 hours on at a time, rotating day and night shifts).



The successful candidates will be expected to perform the following duties of this position in the areas of electrical, instrumentation and control, mechanical, or fire protection, but are not necessarily limited to:

1. Configuration Management:

  • Understand system design and operation, including conformance to environmental, safety, and health requirements
  • Technical baseline maintenance
  • Engineered equivalency analysis
  • Monitor all capital improvement projects and recommend training programs as per requirement.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the following processes:
  • Maintenance Management
  • Work Control
  • Change Control
  • Document Control
  • Drawing Control
  • Conduct of Operations
  • Agent Safety
  • Limiting Conditions of Operations (LCOs)
  • Procurement, replacement, and related quality assurance requirements.
  • Working knowledge of the plant’s operation.
  • Vendor recommendations, manuals, and any product warnings.
  • Lead resolution of design issues necessary to support plant operations and/or maintenance
  • Review Project design and other documents for operations, maintenance, and testing impacts and provide alternative solutions for problems
  • Provide technical assistance in support of line management safety responsibilities and ensure continued system operational readiness
  • Ensure that system configuration is being managed effectively
  • Resource and Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) and requirements.
  • Answering system(s) Nonconformance Reports.
  • Supporting permit modifications by attending any meetings and providing field walk downs, as required, with State of Colorado representatives.


2. Operations and Maintenance Support:

  • Maintain overall cognizance of the system and be responsible for system engineering support for operations and maintenance
  • Monitoring, tracking, and trending of assigned systems
  • Troubleshooting; root cause analysis
  • Recommend improvements to existing products.
  • Analyze all equipment requirements and assist in requisition of all tools and equipment.
  • Maintain and review daily logs and assist to resolve all issues and provide support to all engineering activities
  • Review and recommend improvements of all SOP and facility/system related procedures and perform troubleshooting on all plant activities and resolve all issues and assist facilities manager to implement all changes.
  • Evaluate all production activities and prepare reports for all activities and inspect all associate plant machines and equipment.
  • Initiate actions to correct problems
  • Remain cognizant of system-specific maintenance and operations history and industry operating experience, as well as manufacturer and vendor recommendations and any product warnings regarding their assigned systems
  • Providing technical support to Operations for their assigned system, which includes:
  • Providing technical advice to Operations to ensure their understanding of the need for operational requirements, as specified.
  • Supporting Operations personnel technical training on the assigned system(s).
  • Preparing for and supporting Operational Readiness Reviews (ORRs) and other testing activities.
  • Providing technical direction to Maintenance.
  • Developing and reviewing purchase requisitions for replacement and spare parts.
  • Assisting Maintenance in planning critical, unusual, or major maintenance activities.
  • Developing Preventative Maintenance (PMs) and job plans
  • Recommending changes in maintenance procedures based upon engineering evaluations of the trends observed.
  • Reviewing calibration procedures and records.
  • Conducting investigations during upset conditions.
  • Conducting long-range preparation and planning for future campaigns and reviewing identified campaigns for schedule improvements.
  • Providing around-the-clock support, as required.
  • Preparing contract Scope of Work (SOW), which includes:
  • Generating a detailed SOW and submitting it for field and document review and update, as required.
  • Attending pre-bid meetings and job-site visits, answering bidder questions, locating additional documentation needed to substantiate and answer bidder questions.
  • Interfacing with the subcontractor, attending in-progress review meetings, and providing additional information to the subcontractor, as required.
  • Performing final walk downs.
  • Coordinating with Operations, Maintenance, and the contractor on scheduling installation activities.



3. The Electrical COG Engineer shall have these additional discipline specific expectations:

  • Provide Electrical system expertise on all plant electrical systems to include, main feeders, distribution systems, plant UPS systems and end user electrical components which may be assigned to other non-electrical systems.
  • Generate electrical system status, analysis and health reports
  • Provide electrical system and component troubleshooting expertise
  • Read and diagnose thermal images of circuit breakers, electrical cabinets and transformers
  • Assists operations from electrical system upsets and recovery sequence
  • Provide detail technical support, troubleshooting and analysis for planned and unplanned electrical system outages
  • Responsible to ensure that the dual train electrical power feeds are available and meet the reliability needs of the plant.
  • Assist in LOTO of electrical systems
  • Provide detail installation and repair details of self-regulating heat trace
  • Complete Facility lighting analyses to include conceptual formulation reviews, lamp type selection, luminaire selection 
  • Provide technical support and expertise to offsite power supply utility as required.
  • Assist and support non-electrical system COGs with electrical issues with their systems


4. CSE Training and Qualification:

  • Complete required training and maintain qualifications associated with assignments.
  • The basic CSE qualification level includes prerequisite education and experience, training, familiarization with the PCAPP design, permitting and operational plans, and knowledge of processes and procedures applicable to CSE duties. Required reading is an important part of this qualification program and numerous required readings must be completed before satisfying the job requirements. The reading topics may not all be the same for all CSE qualification packages and are at the discretion of the Engineering Manager. 
  • In addition to the basic CSE qualification level, PCAPP CSEs will be assigned one or more PCAPP systems for specific qualification. For system-specific requirements, the CSE must demonstrate detailed system‑specific knowledge including key technical requirements, design basis information, and system interfaces, and demonstrate an understanding of specific Safety and Regulatory assumptions/implications for operation of the system. Final evaluation will be done by oral interview assessment, system walk-down or a combination of the two.
  • A CSE is fully qualified for his/her system when he/she has obtained the basic and system-specific qualifications.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1 - A recognized degree in an engineering or a related scientific discipline, from an accredited college or university with at least 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • In lieu of a degree, minimum of 12 years of relevant work experience in relevant types of engineering such as systems startup, field engineering, electrical engineering or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants or other engineering/construction firms.
  • Must be a US Citizen (Dual citizenship will be subjected to approval).


Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of industry, and regulatory guides, codes, and standards. ANSI C2 National Electrical Safety Code, National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70, 70E, DOD Unified Facilities Criteria
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrated expertise in system management
  • Experienced in Power Distribution systems rated up to 13.2 kV 3 Phase 480 V Substations
  • Experienced with motor control centers, switch gear and tiebreakers
  • Knowledge of operations and interface of Standby Diesel Generators
  • Knowledge of Uninterruptible Power Supply along with associated equipment Battery, rectifier, charger, inverter, static bypass switch and a manual maintenance bypass switch
  • Be familiar with low-impedance earthing resistance systems
  • Knowledgeable on different communication systems including but not limited to; Public address and paging (PA&PS), Dedicated demilitarization protective ensemble radio system (DPE), Secure radio system SRS and intercom systems.
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This project is subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a UAP position requires US citizenship.

The following Surety Program marked with an “x” apply to this job:

_____ None / No Program

_____ This position is designated as a Chemical Duty Position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

__X__ This position is designated as an Unescorted Access Position (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.    


This PCAPP position falls under the scope of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA). The SCA requires PCAPP to provide employees with benefits and wages no less than the amounts the Department of Labor has established for the location and classification in which the employee will be working.

At Bechtel, our employees enjoy a competitive total rewards package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, along with optional disability and supplemental insurance options, generous paid time off, paid holidays, paid parental leave, discretionary bonuses, and a well-designed 401K plan with matching and profit-sharing components. 


Shaping tomorrow together

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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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