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Electrical Safety Subject Matter Expert, WTCC (216505)

  • Requisition ID:  216505
  • Position Title: Electrical Safety Subject Matter Expert, WTCC (216505)
  • Project: WTCC
  • Location:  Richland, WA
  • Grade:  27
  • Posting End Date:
  • Relocation Authorized:  None
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  Yes  
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, background check and physical




Bechtel is designing, constructing and commissioning the world’s largest radioactive waste treatment plant for   the U.S. Department of Energy at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant will use vitrification technology to process and solidify 56 million gallons (210 million liters) of radioactive and chemical waste stored at the Hanford site, which is a byproduct of plutonium production during World War II and the Cold War era.


The project is the largest undertaking of its kind and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup    projects. Its construction spans 65 acres (26 hectares) with four major nuclear facilities – Pretreatment, Low- Activity Waste Vitrification, High-Level Waste Vitrification and Analytical Laboratory – as well as operations and maintenance buildings, utilities, other support facilities.


This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and primarily works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Position may require additional work on weekends or evenings


Role Overview

As WTCC SME for Electrical Safety (National Fire Protecthon Association (NFPA) 70E), responsibilities include providing oversight and solutions for field implementation during all phases of the project. This role will require direct interaction with our client DOE.


  • Provides oversight of electrical field activities (construction/startup/maintenance/commissioning) to ensure compliance with NFPA 70E requirements
  • Provides assistance to electrical field activities (construction/startup/maintenance/commissioning)  where there is an implementation concern
  • Updates/aligns implementing procedures for NFPA 70E
  • Updates/aligns electrical safety training
  • Assists Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) with his responsibilties and determinations for project interpretations of NFPA70E
  • Communicates with the Client (Department of Energy (DOE)) on the resolution of electrical safety issues/concerns.
  • Demonstrates Safety in job function


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related discipline from an accredited university and at least 13 years of progressive construction/electrical related experience including, but not limited to DOE experience, work package preparation, system turnover, temporary power design and installation, construction testing. In lieu of degree, must have 19 years of progressive construction/electrical related experience including, but not limited to DOE experience, work package preparation, system turnover, temporary power design and installation, construction testing. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical, 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.
  • Experience as a Electrical Safety subject matter expert (SME) for more than 10 years
  • Must be familiar with current industry quality standards and have an excellent knowledge of the NFPA 70E Standard Electrical Safety in the Workplace, National Electrical code  (NEC) and OSHA
  • Working knowledge of the DOE Electrical Safety Regulations (DOE-0359 and DOE-HDBK-1092)
  • Must be computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Employee is expected to demonstrate professional characteristics, initiative, tact, and flexibility while performing job duties and projects.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
  • Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional NFPA-70E
  • Knowledge and experience in construction methods, processes, and safety compliance.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA 29CFR1910, 29CFR1926 and 10CFR851
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite for spreadsheet and database applications




Shaping tomorrow together!


Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.


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, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.