Quality Engineer

Requisition ID: 276964 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 

Extraordinary teams building inspiring projects:

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 Vision, Values and Commitments. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Learn more about our extraordinary teams building inspiring projects in our Impact Report


Project Overview:

Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have partnered to deliver the first AP1000 nuclear power reactors in Poland for our customer, the Polish Entity Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ). Bechtel will be the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project. As the EPC, our responsibilities will include providing the design for the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant as well as the construction of the entire facility.

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and we are looking for the talent that will help expand Poland’s nuclear base and build a strong and long-lasting energy future for generations to come.


Job Summary:

In this role, you will lead a team to prepare and establish the project quality program. You will prepare and evaluate proposals, review project schedules and staffing, facilitate project metrics, identify quality problems, and recommend actions to correct deficiencies. Your leadership will ensure timely and effective implementation of project quality plan requirements and that goals and objectives are met.#LI-EH1


Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the preparation of and establishes the project quality program/plan 
  • Reviews and approves quality related procedures prepared on project for project quality program compliance 
  • Recommends actions to project personnel to correct observed quality deficiencies 
  • Identifies quality problems, initiates documented action and verifies implementation of solutions 
  • Manages the project corrective action system 
  • Coordinates, supervises, and/or participates in the project auditing and monitoring program to verify project quality program effectiveness 
  • May represent the project during quality assurance audits conducted by the client, management, or regulatory agencies 
  • Reviews project schedules for quality related activities to ensure timely and effective implementation of the project quality plan requirements 
  • Prepares project proposals to verify quality plans meet organizational objectives 
  • Assigns work to and directs the activities of assigned quality personnel, including the implementation of the project Quality Core Processes: People Based Quality (PBQ), Lessons Learned, Close Loop Corrective Actions, Assessments and Continuous Improvement; and the recognition program (Quality Coin) 
  • Performs and leads supplier/subcontractor qualification surveys, reviews requests for proposals, evaluates bid documents, reviews supplier/subcontractor quality programs, and performs source inspections, surveillances, and quality audits


Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 5 years of relevant experience or 10 years of relevant work experience.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the quality principles and their application to engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, and operations.
  • Knowledge of the application of corrective actions to reconcile nonconforming conditions and conditions adverse to quality.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements (NQA-1 and 10CFR50) and functions which impact the quality program/plan.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communications.
  • Ability to Travel
  • Skilled in the use of applicable computer programs.
  • Ability to Speak and/or write in Polish is a plus.
  • Prior experience in Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering, or other quality related field preferred.
  • Prior experience in the preparation and establishment quality programs/plans within the project.
  • Prior experience in the writing and review of quality‑related procedures prepared on the project to ensure compliance with the project quality program/plan.
  • Prior experience in reviewing new or revised regulatory requirements and incorporation into the quality program/plan.
  • Prior experience in project audit and surveillance programs that verify the effectiveness of the project quality program/plan and enable the timely mitigation of technical and program/project risks.


Total Rewards/Benefits:

For decades, Bechtel has worked to inspire the next generation of engineers and beyond! Because our teams face some of the world's toughest challenges, we offer robust benefits to ensure our people thrive. Whether it is advancing careers, delivering programs to enhance our culture, or providing time to recharge, Bechtel has the benefits to build a legacy of sustainable growth. Learn more at bechtel.com/total-rewards.


Diverse teams build the extraordinary:

As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.

We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of "One Team," respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, 

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.

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