Quality Assurance Specialist

Requisition ID:  275957

  • Relocation Authorized:  None
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $67,860 - $103,490 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant).


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 commitments – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview

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.


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.

Part-Time Telework: This position is a full-time role that offers part-time telework flexibility in the Richland, Washington project office. Upon initial hire and onboarding, the position will require full time presence in the Richland, Washington project office, then may offer part-time telework flexibility. This position works a 9/80 schedule, offering every other Friday off.

Please be advised that the telework designation of the position may be changed in the future at the discretion of the company or project.


Position Summary

The Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist will report to the Independent Assessment Manager in Quality Assurance Organization and support the maintenance, development, and implementation of the WTP Quality Assurance



  • Coordinates and maintains the independent assessment internal and external activity schedule and status.
  • Maintains the independent assessment automation responsibilities and coordinates automation activities with other departments.
  • Participates in the continuous improvement of the independent assessment processes and automation initiatives.
  • Participates in the preparation and establishment of the independent assessment procedures and standardized metrics.
  • Coordinates changes and reviews to the independent assessment procedures, forms, and guidance.
  • Coordinates and reports the independent assessment monthly reporting status input.
  • Participates in the independent assessment activities such as internal and external assessments and reviews.
  • Prepares, reviews, and completes independent assessment documents.
  • Performs reviews of reviews of engineering, construction, and procurement documents to ensure that applicable quality requirements are included.
  • Participates in monitoring the implementation of follow up actions taken in response to audit findings to ensure adequacy of completed corrective action.
  • Reviews and comments on the sufficiency of selected quality assurance and project program plans and reports.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline or quality assurance from an accredited university and at least 1 year of experience in a field of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, or quality assurance; or in lieu of a formal degree, a minimum of 7 years of experience in a field of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, or quality assurance.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), 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. (Even if teleworking, must still be able to comply with security requirements to obtain a badge)
  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Reasoning skills for problem identification and resolution.
  • Ability to use a computer and strong skills in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Specialized courses in engineering, technical, or quality assurance disciplines.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards associated with the design, construction, and procurement of nuclear facilities.
  • Solid organization skills with adherence to file structures, naming conventions, and other established style and protocols.
  • Review, edit and publish technical documentation.



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.