Construction Automation Specialist

Requisition ID: 276674 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Single 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 

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Project Overview:

Bechtel is the licensing, engineering, procurement, and construction partner on TerraPower’s Natrium team. Selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, Natrium is participating in a DOE initiative to re-establish U.S. leadership in nuclear energy that provides matching funding to industry to design and build an operational advanced reactor. TerraPower, a leading advanced generation technology company founded by former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, will be deploying its 345 MWe sodium fast reactor (SFR), called Natrium. The Natrium plant features an advanced, cost-competitive reactor design that is safer, simpler, easier, and less costly to construct, less expensive to operate, and able to provide energy that is competitive with fossil fuels. It also features an innovative molten salt energy storage system designed to be complementary to solar and wind power by evening out the peaks and valleys in production when the sun is not shining, or the wind is not blowing. With the reactor and energy storage output combined, the plant can produce more than 500 MWe of power. 

Other Team Natrium partners include GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Energy Northwest, PacifiCorp, and Duke Energy, along with support from a number of national laboratories and universities. This DOE Program has the potential to be the largest funding program for advanced nuclear power in U.S. history and will shape the future of nuclear energy for decades. 

We invite you to join our team for this historic and interesting opportunity! 

Job Summary:

In this role, you will lead construction automation efforts for complex projects, using database management, programming skills, and 3D tools. You will establish and administer the portfolio of construction automation applications on the jobsite and data requirements. You will review performance and recommend adjustments to tailor solutions to support strategy and compliance. #LI-CL1

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides automation support to teams on project, including setup, training, application and process, software quality assurance and control, reporting, database administration, and close-out of all construction automation software’s and applications. ​ 
  • Arranges, prepares, and conducts meetings, workshops, and presentations as required​. 
  • Assists with executing the project automation plan​. 
  • Evaluates and coordinates the implementation of new automation modules and tools​. 
  • Tests and supports data integration of new releases of production software/programs​. 
  • Customizes applications as required by customer​. 
  • Prepares user guides and training material and delivers training.​ 
  • Develops performance curves, metrics, trackers, and user feedback to show trends and use in improvements​. 
  • Applies knowledge of database management, programming skills, and 3D tools, to support team and project construction planning, work packaging, progress reporting, material management, turnover/completions, workforce management and timekeeping. 
  • Coordinate construction requirements with project IT lead/manager to ensure they’re incorporated in the project automation plan. 

Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 5-8 years of relevant experience or 9-12 years of relevant work experience.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Candidates should be self-starters, highly motivated, requiring little supervision, and be able to work well in a team environment. Familiarity with nuclear quality and commercial practice standards is desired.
  • Experience with SQL and Oracle database administration. Experience developing complex reports/views combining data from multiple sources. Experience with SQA documentation. 
  • Knowledge and experience of DOE, DOD, and/or commercial nuclear construction projects.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Recent experience working in a Bechtel Construction Automation Role. Recent experience in TeamWorks, Process Director, SSRS, PowerBI, Bechtel Fighter Series, and other Bechtel BSAPS/Bechtel used COTS applications. Recent experience with SQA Documentation.

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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.

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