Equipment Environmental Qualification Engineer

Requisition ID:  264500

  • Relocation Authorized:  National/International - Family
  • Grade:  22-23
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  No   
  • <span 72="">Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • <span 72="">Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $53,880 - $94,080 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant. A 15% salary uplift is provided on top of base salary for positions that are worked in New York City or San Francisco, which is subject to change depending on market conditions.)


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. 


Position Summary

You will be working as part of the Equipment Qualification (EQ) Group. The EQ Group consists of Equipment Environmental Qualification (EEQ) and Procurement Engineers (CGD) and will interface with Equipment Seismic Qualification Engineers (ESQ). The ideal candidate will be leading the key EEQ activities up to and including generating the final Equipment Qualification Packages (EQP’s). The ideal candidate will have solid experience in detailed evaluations and documentation of EEQ efforts with an emphasis on the nuclear safety, nuclear licensing and design basis requirements applicable to safety equipment. Specific knowledge of IEEE standard 323-83 and associated IEEE standards related to EEQ is a must. You will be providing technical leadership during reviews of discipline material requisitions, specifications, calculations, datasheets, and supplier submittals in support of the issuance of the EQP.


This position is a full-time role that offers part-time telework flexibility in the Richland, Washington project office. This position works a 9/80 schedule, offering every other Friday off.



  • The primary role of the Environmental Equipment Engineer is to prepare, coordinate, and review designs, studies, reports and proposals. 
  • Must have the ability to work independently, use engineering judgment, and devise new approaches to solving problems. 
  • Support the procurement of equipment by reviewing procurement packages, review of vendor submittals and resolution of technical issues during the procurement of plant equipment.
  • Review and disposition of field change notices, non-conformance reports, and condition reports. 
  • Support the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction. 


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1 - BS degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college (college hire).
  • Level 2 - BS degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college with 1 year of related experience.
  • Related experience includes but is not limited to Environmental Qualification of components, Environmental testing of components and materials. 
  • Must be able to work and remain in the US without visa sponsorship.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), and background check.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize Microsoft office suite of products.
  • Familiar with regulations and industry codes and standards affecting complex engineering work within discipline.
  • Understands technical issues and costs related to selection of typical design features within discipline.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with production of specifications, safety analysis report updates, safety envelope evaluations, application of DOE-STD-1020 requirements, and overall system evaluation for DOE nuclear facilities. 
  • Experience working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1, MIL-Q-9858A, or ISO-9000. 
  • Specific knowledge of the relevant industry codes, standards, and regulatory guides used within the DOE nuclear complex. 
  • Working knowledge of IEEE standard IEEE 344-87 and the concepts of seismic qualification as related to environmental qualification 
  • Knowledge of the concepts of design validation, qualified life, equipment aging evaluation, qualification margins, configuration control and maintenance requirements as related to nuclear equipment qualification 
  • Experience reviewing equipment environmental qualification plans and reports, preparing qualification requirements documents and auditable qualification packages 
  • Experience in interfacing with nuclear safety equipment suppliers and testing organizations for evaluation of qualification capabilities and overseeing qualification testing. 


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, 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 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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.