Piping Superintendent

Requisition ID:  276493

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $105,060 - $160,220 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant. 

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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, 6:30am 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.

Job Summary:

The Piping Superintendent is assigned to the field construction organization in a supervisory capacity. Responsible for supervising and directing operations within the piping discipline, including site fabrication and installation of all piping, hangers and supports, above ground and underground. Supervises and directs craft activities, subordinate superintendents, and others, as assigned. Ensures assigned construction operations and subcontractors’ performance comply with specifications and within schedules and budget. Performs general functions inherent in all supervisory field positions. This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control, and supervision of WTCC. #LI-CL1

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the various discipline Superintendents, General Foreman and Foreman to determine project priorities, and control field work -Perform all field discipline activities in accordance with Bechtel SWPPs & Safety Core Processes.
  • Establish manpower needs, prepare craft requisitions, tools, equipment and material requirements for the assigned craft.
  • Develop daily craft assignments to be performed, supervise in-process activities, and review work accomplished.
  • Prepare short and long-term schedules, interface with other discipline superintendents and field engineers.
  • Supervise and direct subordinate personnel and craft in construction activities within the piping discipline.
  • Develop piping and piping bulk installation plans and forecasts -Monitor actual work performance compared to the project budget and schedule.
  • Coordinate activities with other disciplines as instructed by construction management.
  • Coordinate subcontractor labor supervision and craft distribution as required.
  • Provide active leadership for the safety, accident prevention, and fire prevention programs on the project.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Requires bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 8-10 years of relevant experience or 12-14 years of relevant work experience.
  • Extensive piping and hanger field installation experience within a power or heavy industrial environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, planning and scheduling experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, reading & interpreting and working to: -Piping design drawings (isometric and orthographic), design guides, specifications.
  • Maintain, promote, and cultivate a safe work ethic and positive work environment within the craft.
  • Able to work extended work schedules and night shift as required to support the project execution plans and schedules.
  • Must have work authorization within the United States of America.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

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.
  • Basic Field Manual and/or Non-Manual supervision experience with a strong piping/mechanical background.
  • Experience in Construction Project Planning and Scheduling.
  • Knowledge of Construction Quality Assurance. 
  • Knowledge of a single or multi discipline construction or engineering operations.
  • Knowledge of supervisory functions relating to field activities.
  • Working knowledge of unionized labor.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a team-based environment.
  • Familiarity with current industry quality standards.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and technical database applications.
  • Experience with lock-out/tag-out requirements and processes.
  • Experience with confined space.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of project-specific environmental compliance requirements.
  • Possess Nuclear Construction knowledge and experience including a commitment to a Nuclear Safety and Quality Culture.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s Zero Accident Safety Program and familiar with current industry safety standards.
  • Knowledge and experience of the ISMS guiding principles and core functions.
  • Experience in safety compliance and familiar with Bechtel processes and procedures.

Total Rewards/Benefits

For decades, Bechtel has worked to inspire the next generation of engineers and beyond! Because our teams face some of the world's toughest challenges, we offer robust benefits to ensure our people thrive. Whether it is advancing careers, delivering programs to enhance our culture, or providing time to recharge, Bechtel has the benefits to build a legacy of sustainable growth. Learn more at bechtel.com/total-rewards.

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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. 

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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.  
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