De-Risking Project Engineer

Requisition ID:  277045

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Accompanied
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $119,780 - $182,670 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant).

 

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 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.

 

Job Summary:

This position is a full-time role 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. 

 

The WTP is looking for a De-Risking Project Engineer at the WTP location in Richland Washington. This position will report to the Project Design Authority at the WTP Project and requires interface with the senior project management team as well as the government customer. This position has responsibility for the CR and NCR closure, QA War Room completion, and overall engineering CR management for the WTP High-Level Waste Project. Activities include: Managing a large team dedicated to closing legacy issues and overall project de-risking, Interface on de-risking activities with project management and the customer, developing project requirements, developing processes and specialty plans, development of reports to close issues. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must. The ability to coordinate and facilitate technical discussions to resolve legacy issues involving upper management as well as line personnel is required. The successful applicant will have the ability to interact with all levels of staff in an effective and diplomatic manner and have a demonstrated ability to take the initiative to solve problems and develop practical solutions for implementation.

 

In addition, the position requires a strong knowledge of codes and standards, DOE Orders and Standards, overall project requirements management, and engineering, procurement, and construction of large projects. The position will require the development of procedures, guides, reports, and plans to support the Design Authority Manager and other project initiatives. This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is responsible.

Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisors request. #LI-SB1

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Managing the HLW de-risking activities independently
  • Coordination of Engineering Change Requests
  • Interface with the client and other engineering disciplines
  • Modifying existing WTP Engineering Procedures as needed
  • Coordination of legacy issues with the Design Authority and Senior Management
  • Independent recognition and development of necessary updates and improvements to Engineering processes

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Requires bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering (or international equivalent) and 10-13 years of relevant technical experience or 14-17 years of relevant work experience​.
  • 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.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in engineering, procurement, and construction of a nuclear project or facility.

 

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, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.

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.  
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