Automation Engineer (Data Analytics)

Requisition ID:  275970

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $105,060 - $160,220 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant).

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 values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our commitments – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


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. 


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.


This position is a full-time role that offers part-time telework flexibility in the Richland, Washington project office. Upon initial hire and onboarding, the position will require full time presence in the Richland, Washington project office, then may offer part-time telework flexibility. This position works a 9/80 schedule, offering every other Friday off. 


Please be advised that the telework designation of the position may be changed in the future at the discretion of the company or project.


Position Summary

The Automation (Data Analytics) Engineer (DAE) reports to the WTP HLW Testing Manager (PSUM) or Test Lead Engineer (TLE). The WTP (HLW) DAE may have indirect reports, who will take day to day direction for work assignments from the DAE, but report functionally to the WTP PSUM. The WTP DAE is responsible for data automation and analytics processes related to the Testing Org (previously startup and commissioning) at the project and corporate level.



  • Supervises assigned junior test engineers in their day-to-day work activities.
  • Improve various commissioning data handling processes and computer software systems by automating specific parts to work independently and automatically.
  • Revise existing data handling technology so it requires less human interaction.
  • Modify or create reports with trending graphics that are portable to other projects or across the company overall.
  • Monitor the performance of the implemented changes for data reporting accuracy and repeatability.
  • Coordinates with project controls team to provide and align progress reports with project milestones.
  • Develops in excel or other corporate software tool an engineering system turnover and handover skyline template.
  • Develops or enhance current data processing and analytics (databroker) tools like Oracle (Aconex), Intergraph (smart Plant), Inspec, to produce accurate equipment list with attributes assigned automatically based on plant 3D type models.
  • Uses Power BI to collect and organize data in condensed presentations or prepopulates data in test or work control forms. 
  • Build tools and systems to support field operations and automate processes. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to generate high-quality data.
  • Coordinates with other contractors or suppliers to obtain the required digital data in formats that can be used for our tools.
  • Collaborate with business units to understand and support business analytic needs.
  • Work closely with data scientists and other analytics professionals in the organization.
  • Reports to the PSUM or direct supervisor technical issues or problems noted during the executions of the above activities.
  • Serving as a technical specialist in the application of advanced software techniques, concepts, principles, and processes for an assigned area of responsibility.
  • Keeps abreast of and applies new data processing methods and developments affecting the organization for the purpose of recommending changes.


Qualifications & Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Engineering or related field and 9 years of progressive related experience or in lieu of formal degree 15 years of progressive-related experience


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. (Even if teleworking, must still be able to comply with security requirements to obtain a badge)
  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
  • In-depth knowledge in the areas of and knowledge of principles and practices related to databrokers, databases, power BI or similar tools.
  • Excellent computer coding skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with experience preparing and presenting ideas or procedures and reports.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience and knowledge of NS&E Bechtel Startup procedures, programs and processes.
  • Previous experience as a Bechtel Engineer in scheduling or project controls areas.
  • Previous commercial power generation or construction company with responsibilities in data analytics.


Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position. Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.




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 (160 hours annually, accrued 6.16 hours per pay period), nine 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 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.