2023 Student Internship (U.S.) - Supply Chain Management Intern, WTP

Requisition ID:  266148

  • Relocation Authorized:  Limited (e.g. Development Assignment)
  • Grade:  Z
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  [[cust_panelInterview]]
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Employee Referral Amount: [[erpAmount]] 
  • Salary Range: $19.11 - $31.85 an hour (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant. A 15% salary uplift is provided on top of base salary for positions that are worked in New York City or San Francisco, which is subject to change depending on market conditions.).

Project Overview

Bechtel is a global engineering, construction and project management company that has “built the world” for more than 120 years, having constructed Hoover Dam, the English Channel Tunnel, entire cities in the Middle East, the second-largest solar thermal power project in the world, and millions of miles of roads and pipelines. We produce a lasting, positive legacy by creating jobs, growing economies, connecting communities to resources, shoring up and expanding infrastructure, and making the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.


Bechtel’s internship program was created to cultivate real-life industry interest based on hands-on experience. Many new university graduate hires began their careers at Bechtel as a student intern.  This internship opportunity is specific to the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Project located in Richland, WA.


Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest.


Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland.

Internship Description:


The Procurement and Contracts organization is responsible for obtaining the equipment and materials needed for our project. As a member of this team, you’ll perform functions that include work planning, sourcing, supplying, delivering, and storing procured equipment and materials to the project.


Contracts lead the information and management of service agreements. For our project, you will participate in all aspects of contracting, including engaging private partnerships, design and engineering firms, construction subcontractors, and other service providers.


The various procurement and contracts activities demand detail-oriented individuals with multifaced skills, flexibility, enthusiasm for individual and team tasks, and knowledge of supply chain functions, contract terms, and legal requirements.


Position Responsibilities:


  • Provide expertise in the qualification, evaluation, negotiation, and selection of global suppliers and contractors.
  • Manage purchase orders and subcontracts to ensure satisfactory performance and adherence to the terms and conditions.
  • Manage complex logistics efforts in the transportation, receipt, and storage of equipment and material that originate in all parts of the world.
  • Build supplier and contractor relationships.
  • Lead category management teams that provide products and services from a supply chain center.
  • Perform materials management to ensure material is properly planned, scheduled, and received for project use.
  • Performing tasks involved in the formulation and administration of purchase orders.
  • Preparing contracts that maps out project scope, schedule, and terms.
  • Contacting suppliers to obtain timely submission of engineering data.
  • Coordinating shipments with requisite internal and external entities of materials and equipment.
  • Reviewing material requisitions from a Supplier Quality perspective.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Currently enrolled in a four-year bachelor’s degree program in Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, or Logistics Management from an accredited college or university.
  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in one of the above fields.
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
  • Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.
  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Previous co-op or internship experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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

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; Energy; 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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.