Control Systems Engineer

Requisition ID:  275525

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Accompanied
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $77,980 - $118,920 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant.).


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 located in Richland, Washington. 


Position Summary:

This position is for a Control Systems Engineer who will prepare designs for systems associated with the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP), High Level Waste project. The successful candidate must have strong organizational skills, proven problem-solving abilities and a can-do attitude. This position is located in Richland, Washington.



  • Reviews and prepares higher tier engineering documents and drawings related to the Control Systems engineering discipline.
  • Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements in the preparation of Control Systems design products.
  • Activities include the following (but not limited to): coordination with other engineering disciplines, review project design criteria, vendor drawings/manuals, Piping & Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs) and Mechanical System Descriptions to determine control and instrumentation functional requirements, selection of instrumentation in conjunction with process and mechanical requirements, prepare Digital Logic Diagrams and Functional Block Diagrams, prepare Document Change Notices, markup the P&IDs to add control functionality for intermediate/advanced process control systems.
  • Coordinates technical issues with Startup & Commissioning and provides assistance to Construction in the field.
  • Contributes to maintaining the project’s instrument database using automated tools and has knowledge of the applicability of information to be populated in the instrument database.
  • Design and review of Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs) for various plant systems.
  • Origination of setpoint calculations.
  • Specification of instrumentation and control valves, and generation of their data sheets and material requisitions.
  • Design and application of tubing and instrument installations.
  • Allocation and layout of facility control system I/O.
  • Design and review of control cabinet layouts.


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering or equivalent degree plus 3 years relevant professional experience; or in lieu of degree, 9 years relevant experience.
  • Must have 3 years of experience developing, checking, and reviewing Control Systems Engineering documentation for detail design.
  • 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.


Additonal Qualifications:

  • Familiar with design of nuclear facilities.
  • Familiar with process control system software development.
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities along with effective presentation skills.
  • Working knowledge of VISIO CADD and/or PDS 2D.
  • Knowledge of Control Systems Engineering work processes, procedures, specifications.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft 365 Application Suite (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience with Software Quality Assurance and Configuration Management.
  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOD or DOE project experience.
  • Prior work experience with cost variance analysis.
  • Ability to make calculations and perform analyses in support of design engineering, material quantity take-off and statistical data.
  • EIT/FE Certification.
  • Knowledge of Codes and Standards pertinent to Control Systems engineering.


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.