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Industrial Safety Specialist, WTCC (219582)


  • Requisition ID:  219582
  • Position Title: Industrial Safety Specialist, WTCC (219582)
  • Project: WTCC
  • Location:  Richland, WA
  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Work Authorization: Possess right to work in the US without sponsorship
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, background check and physical



Project Description: 

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 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Selected applicant needs to be willing and able to work a nightshift schedule, M-Th 5:30 pm to 4:00 am, as well as work overtime as needed.


Role Overview:

Integrates safety issues and requirements into proposals, planning documents, government documents, design specifications and criteria, construction plans and schedules, bid specifications, and subcontract packages for projects.  Has technical responsibility for interpreting complex requirements, evaluating and applying appropriate safety engineering principles, and formulating scopes of work, plans, and methodologies suitable for achieving and maintaining compliance with safety requirements.  Provides technical assistance to other safety professionals assigned to projects and other project functions.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical support to safety studies, health assessment studies, and project risk assessments.
  • Coordinates appropriate consideration of safety requirements with subcontracts, engineering, construction, startup, and maintenance personnel as assigned.
  • Provides safety technical support and assistance to projects and coordinates safety requirements and formulation of risk reduction measures with project-assigned safety personnel, engineering, construction startup, maintenance and onsite ES&H representatives during construction.
  • Conduct Industrial Hygiene monitoring with guidance and direction from the Industrial Hygienist.
  • Participates in meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of safety requirements that may affect project design, schedule, and cost.
  • Drafts comprehensive ES&H plans, project specific risk reduction plans, safety awareness training programs, and technical reports.
  • Provides recommendations and input for revising safety procedures, work processes, and other quality improvement measures.
  • Flexible in performing other duties or shift within ES&H (e.g.; training, emergency response activities, night shift coverage etc.) as directed by the Project ES&H Manager or designee.
  • Conducts safety inspections/assessments of project construction activities to monitor compliance with applicable safety and health requirements including contractual commitments, permits, and the project’s ES&H plan.
  • When in supervisory role, implements personnel policies (e.g., conducts employee performance evaluations) and provides technical direction to staff.
  • Advanced knowledge in a field of science, process engineering, or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures, engineering systems, principles, and methodologies
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction systems, methods, and work processes.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in ES&H/Management or related science/engineering field from an accredited college or university and 9 years of safety related experience (13 years for grade 27)
  • Or a Master’s degree in ES&H/Management or related science/engineering field from an accredited college or university and 7 years of safety related experience (11 years for grade 27)
  • Or In lieu of formal degree, 15 years of progressive related safety experience (19 years for grade 27)
  • Related experience includes, but is not limited to, working in conjunction with Safety and Health, Safety Committees, and/or VPP.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of ES&H functions and ES&H Core Processes.
  • Knowledge of governmental ES&H standards, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Basic knowledge of software applications creating spreadsheets with mathematical functions, and enhancing presentation reports.
  • Knowledge of construction planning, estimating, procedures, and subcontractors or consultants.
  • Experience in safety inspections/assessments during construction.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials and physical risk exposures and Personal Protective Equipment standards as well as People Based Safety processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s organization structure, functions, and administrative procedures.
  • 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates possesses the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
  • Experience in safety engineering, health physics, industrial hygiene, or environmental compliance activities.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel standard computer applications.
  • Prior experience working in a government or nuclear power environment.



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