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Field Engineer, Mech/Pipe, WTCC (219466)

  • Requisition ID:  219466
  • Position Title: Field Engineer, Mech/Pipe, WTCC (219466)
  • 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 Piping/Mechanical Field Engineering group, this position will be responsible for a variety of construction tasks utilizing industry and nuclear codes and standards. This position requires good planning and organizational skills, ability to follow detailed instructions, perform related inspections and have the ability to produce quality documentation.


 Principle roles and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • 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/mechanical equipment and commodities.
  • Assist Craft, Sr. Field Engineers and Superintendents in interpreting design drawings, monitoring equipment and commodity delivery, storage, and installation.
  • Perform constructability reviews of engineering design, resolve issues with engineering, supplier and fabricator.
  • Prepare material take offs of field purchased equipment and material and initiate requisitions for field purchases.
  • Assist field procurement in inspection and receipt of piping/mechanical materials.
  • Support the preparation of construction drawings and schedules.
  • Assists in development of pressure test packages and performing, witnessing and documenting test results.
  • Interface with the Construction Automation Group and Project Controls to help confirm quantity earnings and installation status.
  • Provide input to the quantity tracking applications and reports 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 scaffolds and ladders, using a fall protection safety harness and aerial lifts as well as extensive walking around a construction site.
  • Participating in construction completion / turnover walk downs.
  • Responsible for creation, tracking and closure of punchlist items.
  • Work closely with Sr. Field Engineers to assist Start-Up and Operations in implementing Start-Up Work Authorizations.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Construction related field from an accredited University and 1 year of related experience. In lieu of a degree, high school diploma or equivalent and 7 years of related construction, field engineering, or engineering experience.
  • Construction related experience should include, but is not limited to:
    • Working in a field construction environment interpreting specifications, procedures, and Codes.
    • Scoping, preparation, execution and restoration after completing equipment and system pressure tests.
    • Performing technical evaluations and reports 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.
  • Working knowledge of current Industry Quality Standards.
  • Experience with installation of mechanical equipment, piping and pipe supports.
  • Experience executing and documenting installation inspections, equipment setup and pressure testing of equipment and piping systems.
  • General knowledge of industry Codes and standards related to installation and testing of mechanical equipment and piping.
  • Knowledge of ASME B31.3, ASME Section VIII, Division 1 and related ASTM material standards.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and piping installation/construction drawings.
  • Basic understanding of design change control and configuration management
  • Basic understanding of mechanical engineering discipline.
  • Basic familiarity with current industry quality standards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s Zero Accident Safety Program and familiar with current industry standards.
  • Ability to work in a team based environment, knowledge of project specific environmental compliance requirements, general awareness of environmental laws, and awareness of government compliance standards.
  • Familiarity with current industry quality standards, general awareness of local labor laws and issues, general knowledge of state, federal and local contracting requirements, experience working with and supervising and administering subcontractors.
  • Possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.



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