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Emergency Preparedness Specialist III

Requisition ID: 264502 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 

Project Overview

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.


Position Summary

Under limited supervision, performs moderately complex technical work focused on planning, developing, appraising, and implementing an emergency preparedness program compliant with DOE orders and directives. This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work weekends as needed.Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work night shift (5:30pm to 4:00am) and weekends as needed.The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) is a limited liability corporation created by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) and Amentum. WTCC is a subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to deliver the construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning activities for the WTP project.



  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the environment
  • Conducts work within WTP policies and procedures.
  • Ensure contract requirements are implemented appropriately
  • Develop and maintain the Emergency Preparedness program for WTP.
  • Develop, conduct and evaluate EP drills/exercises for Facility Emergency Response Organization (FERO) proficiency
  • Facilitate Post drill Hotwash
  • Develop and write drill reports with suggested corrective actions
  • Prepares and revises emergency preparedness plans, controls, procedures, and instructions to assure they are current and effective.
  • Develop, revise FERO training program and conduct training for FERO
  • Track Emergency Response/FERO Performance indicators and provide resolution for negative trends
  • Conduct field surveillances and self-assessments on Emergency Management Program requirements as directed
  • Assist in the corrective action management process and follow-up as required
  • Periodically tests emergency equipment and maintains test records.
  • Participate in the Hanford Site Exercise Program
  • Serve as a member of the Hanford Site Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • 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.


Qualifications and Skills

 Basic Qualifications

  •  Bachelors of science degree in  Emergency Management, Project Management or a related field with 6+ years of experience. In lieu of degree, 12 years of related experience.


Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of software applications such as Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to lead working groups or integrate into a working group under the leadership of a peer or manager.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including strong proofing/editing.
  • Ability to analyze information for studies and report. Must be able to cope with conflicting deadlines, frequent interruptions, multiple tasks and changing priorities.
  • Must possess interpersonal skills, discretion, and professionalism to establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of management, peers, customers and offsite agencies.
  • Experience in interpretation and implementation of U.S. Department of Energy Federal Regulations, Orders and Guides related to Emergency Preparedness is preferred.


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.

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