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Environmental Engineer

Requisition ID:  236364

Requisition Posting End Date: 07/26/2021

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; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investments, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethnics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview:

Bechtel is designing, constructing, and commissioning the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) insoutheastern Washington State. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 56 million gallons (212 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 cleanup project is one of DOE’s most technically challenging and the largest undertaking of its kind—equivalent to building two nuclear power plants.The construction site spans 65 acres (26 hectares) and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, high-level waste vitrification,

and the analytical laboratory – as well as operations and maintenance buildings, utilities, and other support facilities.

Positions located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) work a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Position Summary:

  • Responsible for integrating with Project organizations to ensure requirements are captured in implementing procedures and environmental issues are resolved.
  • Has technical responsibility for interpreting complex permit and regulatory requirements for achieving and maintaining compliance supporting start-up and hand over to commissioning and operations.
  • Serve as Environmental point-of-contact assigned to ensure that work is performed in compliance with environmental permits, procedures and regulations. Responsibilities include rotational “on-call” duties supporting off hour and back shift event reporting.
  • Interface with the Customer and regulatory agencies while maintaining close coordination with Project Management and Environmental Protection Management.
  • Ensure that environmental compliance is maintained with Washington State, Department of Energy, and federal environmental requirements during all phases of Project activities.
  • Provide oversight of Project and subcontractor activities to monitor compliance with environmental requirements along with implementation of the WTP environmental programs and policies.
  • Support compliance walkdowns, participate in Project teams, and find creative solutions to environmental challenges.
  • Provide support and technical assistance to other Environmental Protection personnel and interact with project functions, the customer, and regulatory agency personnel.
  • Participates in meetings with customer, Project teams, and subcontractors to advise them of environmental requirements that may affect project.
  • Perform opacity monitoring services for various permitted emission units.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering or science field from an accredited university and 9 years of environmental-related experience; In lieu of a degree 15 years of environmental-related experience.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to complete pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check.
  • Good working knowledge of Washington state and federal environmental regulations.
  • Field compliance knowledge to support the implementation of Dangerous Waste, Air, and Wastewater regulations and permit conditions.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication, and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Accountable for completion of scheduled and emerging work assignments on time.
  • Working knowledge of standard Microsoft computer applications.
  • Prior practical work experience in field environments (e.g., construction execution and/or operating facilities) performing the responsibilities above.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Previous experience in the nuclear industry for commercial and/or DOE projects.
  • Experience with state and federal dangerous waste and department of transportation requirements.
  • Experience supporting facility start-up and commissioning activities and environmental integration.
  • Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.

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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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.