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Field Engineer - Survey Engineer/Party Chief

Requisition ID:  257363

Requisition Posting End Date: 07/25/2022

Bechtel Overview:

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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, 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 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.


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 p.m. Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work weekends as needed.

Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work night shift (5:30pm to 4:00am) and weekends as needed.


The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) is a limited liability corporation created by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) and Amentum. WTCC is a subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to deliver the construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning activities for the WTP project.


Position Overview:

Assigned to the Construction organization as a Survey Engineer/Party Chief, responsible for providing field and office support as required to the construction survey team. The Survey Engineer/Party Chief reports directly to the Project Lead Survey Engineer (LSE). The Survey Engineer/Party Chief interprets design drawings and specifications to determine associated commodities and equipment locations and provides direction and supervision to his/her assigned field survey team in support of the civil, structural, mechanical and piping installations in the work area.


Position Duties/Responsibilities:

  • The Survey Engineer/Party Chief duties include, but not limited to, the following:
  • Provide technical direction to direct-hire survey crews
  • Provide support to both Field Engineering and Field Supervision
  • Support the survey team’s implementation of the project safety, quality, and environmental programs
  • Responsible for the accurate layout of construction work, recordation of field data according to job specifications and appropriate methods of performing survey activities
  • Perform duties of a Party Chief on a 2 or 3 person direct-hire survey crew
  • Utilize survey instruments in conjunction with Bechtel survey procedures including Robotic Total Station and GNSS equipment
  • Develop and maintain survey data
  • Perform Calibration Baseline checks of survey instruments
  • Support the administration of the survey work request program
  • Perform and/or check survey computations as required in the performance of duties
  • Provide Civil project completion documentation including "As-Built" records
  • Perform verifications of subcontract survey work
  • Support the 3D Laser Scanning operations, including reality capture
  • Support the Metrology team’s operations
  • Providing direction and training to less experienced survey team members


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Engineering/Technical Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years’ experience in heavy construction/industrial surveying, with modern instruments and software, with at least 1 years’ supervisorial experience or 9 years’ experience (in lieu of a degree), with at least 2 years’ supervisorial experience
  • Multi-Disciplined Field Engineering Survey experience with earthwork, excavation, concrete, structural steel, mechanical, and piping, etc. installation layout and verification
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction methods and processes customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s “Zero Incidents” safety program.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel quality standards. Must have a solid record of successful project completion with little to zero rework
  • Knowledge of construction survey principles
  • Knowledge of supervisory functions relating to industrial surveying field & office activities
  • Working knowledge of Bechtel construction procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to always maintain a safe work ethic and work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based environment, able to formulate a working relationship with survey team members, other departments, contractors, and survey functional management
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, requiring little supervision, and able to work on multiple work fronts, with excellent problem-solving ability
  • Displays effective communications skills crucial to motivating team members and presenting plans in a clear and concise manner
  • Demonstrated experience with Robotic Total Stations, Digital Levels & GNSS survey systems
  • Demonstrated experience using Trimble survey equipment and Access field software
  • Work under time constraints and must be adaptable to changing conditions
  • Advanced knowledge of data downloading.
  • Intermediate level use of Microsoft Word and Excel


Preferred Skills:

  • Prior NS&E/ DOE GBU experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency with 3D Survey CAD software, including the ability to perform and check digital computations for generation of survey layout data and drafting of as staked/as-built data; generate DTMs and compute volumes
  • Experience with 3D Laser Scanning hardware and software a plus
  • Experience with Metrology field & office activities a plus
  • Awareness of government compliance standards
  • Knowledge using GPR equipment (GSSI)





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.

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