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Project Planner, HLW, WTP

Requisition ID: 258223 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 

Bechtel is a global engineering, construction and project management company that has “built the world” for more than 120 years, having constructed Hoover Dam, the English Channel Tunnel, entire cities in the Middle East, the second-largest solar thermal power project in the world, and millions of miles of roads and pipelines. We produce a lasting, positive legacy by creating jobs, growing economies, connecting communities to resources, shoring up and expanding infrastructure, and making the world a cleaner, greener, safer place. 


Project Overview:

Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest. Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland.


This position is a full-time role that offers part-time telework flexibility in the Richland, Washington project office. This position works a 9/80 schedule, offering every other Friday off.


Position Summary:

Provide overall long-range planning direction and coordination for the completion of High -Level Waste (HLW) Facility. Individual would be responsible for milestone planning, summary schedule activity development, resource requirement planning, and developing high level work scope execution model to establish work priorities based on differing fiscal year funding amount scenarios. Position will be responsible to work with the HLW Project Controls Manager and Schedule Supervisor to create, plan and facilitate the development of an overall EPCC plan and schedule that will inform/communicate to the project management of HLW to go scope and schedule requirements.



  • Develop model to for fiscal year funding scenarios
  • Develop a plan of the to go HLW EPCC activities and resources to complete
  • Oversee the incorporation of the Project plan into the baseline schedule with milestone visibility for schedule summarization
  • Prepare and presents schedules and analysis information to management/client.


Qualifications and Skills: 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and at least 13 years of professional experience or, in lieu of a degree, a high school diploma or equivalent and at least 19 years of professional experience.
  • Must have the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check that includes verification of employment and education.
  • Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Knowledgeable of engineering, procurement, construction, and / or plant operations customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
  • Experienced in Project Controls with advanced level understanding of Project Controls general technical skills and tools.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with little or no supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.
  • Proficiency in scheduling software applications (Primavera P6) and software applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, direct, perform, review, and present schedule analysis with minimal supervision using a high level of professional judgment and knowledge using P6 and summary graphical layouts.
  • Detailed knowledge of engineering, procurement, material and craft performance methods and reporting (Bechtel Engineering Performance Report, Bechtel Procurement System, Bechtel Quantity Unit Rate Report)
  • Experience with funding and work scope modelling and presentations to senior management.
  • Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities.
  • Experience in multiple Project Controls roles and disciplines or other functions.


#LI-SV1 Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position. Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.


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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