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Employee Concerns Specialist

Requisition ID:  236501

Requisition Posting End Date: 10/26/2021

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.


The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) is a limited liability corporation created by Bechtel National Inc.(BNI) and AECOM. WTCC is a subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to deliver the construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning activities for the WTP project. 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 5:00 p.m. Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work overtime and weekends as needed.


Position Summary:

Plans, organizes and conducts comprehensive Employee Concerns related investigations at the project site by achieving a resolution to safety, quality, and other workplace concerns through comprehensive and thorough fact-finding investigations that are consistent with company, corporate and applicable government orders, guides, regulations, and contract requirements. The ECP Specialist interfaces with employees and managers in the conduct of these investigations, along with potentially extensive document reviews and walkdowns of applicable work areas. Results of investigations are shared with the appropriate level of management to ensure that appropriate corrective actions are taken and recommend proactive measures that will reduce the likelihood of similar incidents in the future. The ECP Specialist also engages in activities to include communications and training to promote the ECP. Reports to and receives functional guidance and direction from a responsible supervisor or manager.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Conducts and manages investigations consistent with applicable department procedure, Department of Energy (DOE), and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) orders, guides, regulations, and contract requirements.
  • Prepares employee concerns investigation reports for project management and the client as required.
  • Manages cases within the Bechtel Case Management System
  • Makes recommendations to management to resolve employee concerns.
  • Advanced knowledge in developing leading indicators for employee concerns and monitors metrics and trends to improve processes and management of concerns.
  • Ensures Employee Concerns-related risk areas are identified and monitored using formal and informal assessments.
  • Conducts research into Employee Concerns related to rules, regulations, policies, practices, and applicable contract requirements.
  • Develops new and updated Employee Concerns related training, including safety conscious work environment training and presents material to employee audiences.
  • Answers internal inquiries about the Employee Concerns Program, educating employees and managers on the program.
  • Communicates with internal and external contacts regarding employee concerns, issues, and initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the manager.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 1: BA/BS degree from an accredited university or college in Business, Law, Quality, or related field and 6+ years of related professional experience and a bachelor’s degree or 12+ years of experience In lieu of a degree. 
  • Level 2: BA/BS degree from an accredited university or college in Business, Law, Quality, or related field and 9+ years of related professional experience and a bachelor’s degree or 15+ years of experience In lieu of a degree.
  • Possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.


 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated investigation experience, including interviewing and writing investigation reports.
  • Ability to analyze and organize data and information gathered to support investigative findings.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Visio, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Broad knowledge of employee concerns disciplines (Quality, Safety, Health, Environmental, Waste-Fraud-Abuse, Security, Corruption, and Reprisal for engaging in protected activities).
  • Broad knowledge of Employee Concerns policies and practices.
  • Knowledge of customer organization structures and functions applicable to the Employee Concerns Program.
  • Previous work experience in Employee Concerns programs.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in the government or nuclear power environment.
  • Broad knowledge of Bechtel’s organizational structure, functions, and procedures.



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.

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.