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Field Engineer, Materials, WTCC (219463)

  • Requisition ID:  219463
  • Position Title: Field Engineer, Materials, WTCC (219463)
  • Project: WTCC
  • Location: Richland, WA 
  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • 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.


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 am to 5:00 pm (day shift) or 5:30 pm to 4:00 am (night shift).  Extended work weeks and/or extended hours may be required or authorized to support the construction schedule.       


Role Overview

As part of the Construction Field Engineering organization, this position will be responsible for a variety of construction tasks utilizing nuclear codes and standards. This position requires good planning and organizational skills, ability to perform detailed inspections and the ability to produce documentation.


Job Responsibilities

  • Interprets design drawings and specifications.
  • Supervises field verification of materials.
  • Coordinates with the Superintendents and Responsible Field Engineers to plan material procurement and receipt schedules.
  • Directs the preparation of requisitions for field procured materials, material substitution, services and equipment.
  • Reviews material receiving reports and warehousing to assure delivery of correct materials.
  • Plans and recommends procedures to be implemented by Superintendents to assure construction operations are within requirements of engineering design and specifications.
  • Implements controls over variables affecting job progress to ensure engineering and procurement provide timely delivery of drawings, materials and equipment and that other corporate services are fully utilized.
  • Develop work plans, coordinate materials, perform and document inspections, report progress, and resolve conflicts in design and construction related to the installation and testing of piping commodities.
  • Assist Field Engineers and Superintendents in interpreting design drawings, monitoring construction material delivery, storage, and installation.
  • Prepare material take offs of field purchased material and equipment and initiate requisitions for field purchases.
  • Assist field procurement in inspection and receipt of construction procured materials.
  • Support the preparation of construction drawings and schedules.
  • Interface with the Construction Automation Group and Project Controls.
  • Provides input to the quantity tracking applications and supports Responsible Field Engineers in reporting weekly installed quantities to Project Controls.
  • Verify accuracy of data from engineering and suppliers.
  • Actively commit to and participate in promoting a safe work environment.
  • Demonstrate leadership by participating in and fostering a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communications, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
  • This is a field engineering position which will require climbing on ladders and scaffolding, use of safety harnesses and aerial lifts and extensive walking around an active construction site.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Construction related field from an accredited University and 1 year of construction related experience; In lieu of a degree, high school diploma or equivalent and 7 years of progressive construction, field engineering, procurement, or engineering experience.
  • Related experience should include, but is not limited to:
    • Working in a field construction environment interpreting specifications, procedures, and Codes.
    • Development and management of material procurements.
    • Development of Corrective Action Plans or technical evaluation reporting for the construction organization.


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.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Strong technical writing skills. Position may require procedure and specifications revision writing and interface with subject matter experts.
  • Knowledge in current Industry Quality Standards.
  • Experience with piping and pipe support installation and inspection as well as pressure testing of piping.
  • General knowledge of Industry Material Standards.
  • Working knowledge of ASME B31.3, ASME BP&V Section VIII and various ASME and ASTM Material Standards.
  • Ability to read, understand design and installation drawings.
  • Understand general principles and have a working knowledge of change management.
  • Knowledge of engineering discipline, cost, scheduling and aware1ness of government compliance standards.
  • Familiarity with current industry quality standards.
  • Understanding piping P&ID’s, isometrics drawings, pipe support and various types of mechanical drawings.
  • Working closely with diverse construction disciplines, craftsmen and oversight organizations.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Has the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
  • Knowledge of project-specific environmental compliance requirements.
  • Knowledge of Zero Accidents safety program.
  • Prior WTP / Bechtel experience and Nuclear Construction knowledge.
  • Basic understanding of welding processes and environmental laws.
  • Prior experience in procurement and/or material management.



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