HLW, LOTO Coordinator

Requisition ID:  273352

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  No
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $90,990 - $138,760 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant).


Company 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; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.


Core to Bechtel is 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 will support the High-Level Waste (HLW) Vitrification efforts from restoration to completion. The HLW is the most complex of all the WTP facilities and will host some of the top professionals in their field to design, engineer, procure and construct HLW vitrification systems.


This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30am to 5:00pm. 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 Summary

The HLW LOTO Coordinator position will receive and act on requests to isolate hazardous energy for components and/or systems on the WTCC HLW project while ensuring LOTO permits and installations meet program requirements.



  • The Lock-out / Tag-out (LOTO) Coordinator will report to and receive direction from the Project Tagging Authority.
  • The LOTO Coordinator will be the acting Bechtel Tagging Authority who ensures that all Construction / Startup activities requiring Energy Isolation Permits are executed safely in accordance with the Energy Isolation Management Procedure.
  • The LOTO Coordinator will ensure that the equipment/system safety protective measures are in place prior to the start of the identified work and are removed after the work is completed.
  • Work with WTCC HLW Training department to ensure personnel training program for the isolation of hazardous energy is current and complies with the LOTO program requirements.
  • Order and maintain material inventory (Lock Boxes, Locks, Tags, etc.) necessary for the effective implementation of the LOTO program.
  • Provide guidance and direct project personnel on the implementation of the LOTO program.
  • The LOTO Coordinator will maintain a high level of coordination with the client and existing plant operations personnel.
  • Work hours as required, including overtime, weekends and holidays as necessary to support the project.
  • Prepare status reports and give LOTO training presentations to management, client personnel and others as directed.
  • Perform other duties as directed in support of project activities.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related scientific discipline from an accredited college or university plus a minimum of 6 years of related Startup, Commissioning or Operational experience, with 2 years of which involved direct 29 CFR 1910.147 LOTO program experience, or in lieu of degree, a High School Diploma or GED plus a minimum of 12 years of related Startup, Commissioning, or Operational experience.
  • Understanding of electrical single line diagrams, electrical block diagrams, electrical wiring diagrams, electrical panel schedules, raceway/cable tray plan drawings, and electrical support drawings (engineered specific and generic “cookbook.”)
  • 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.
  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
  • Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk-downs which may require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, using fall protection and other personal protective equipment (PPE), walking on elevated work platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, and maneuvering around very small and/or confined spaces.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to interact closely and frequently with client, operations and maintenance personnel.
  • In-depth knowledge of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147, The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout).
  • Demonstrated commitment to Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H). Demonstrated commitment to a Zero Accident safety program. Demonstrated commitment to the principles for a strong nuclear safety and quality culture (NSQC).
  • Knowledge and experience of the ISMS guiding principles and core functions.
  • Must be computer-literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Previous DOE and/or Department of Defense (DOD) experience.


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 (160 hours annually, accrued 6.16 hours per pay period), nine 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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.