Senior Control Systems Designer

Requisition ID:  275362

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Accompanied
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Hourly Range: $90,990 - $138,760 (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant.)


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.


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. 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, paid holidays, paid parental leave, discretionary bonuses, and a well-designed 401K plan with matching and profit-sharing components. 


Position Summary:

This position is for a Senior Control Systems Designer who will assist in the preparation of design deliverables associated with the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP), High Level Waste project.  The successful candidate must be proficient with automated engineering tools, have strong communication and organizational skills, and a can-do attitude. This position is located in Richland, Washington.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops, reviews and coordinates documents with suppliers, other disciplines, and customers.
  • Coordinates technical issues with discipline engineers.
  • Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements in the preparation of Control Systems design products.
  • Prepares mark-ups for Piping & Instrument Diagrams and Logic Diagrams for control and instrumentation requirements,
  • Develops instrument data sheets, instrument installation detail assignments.
  • Develops instrument location diagrams and navigates 3D model for interference coordination.
  • Contributes to maintaining the project's instrument database using automated tools and has knowledge of the applicability of information to be populated in the instrument database.
  • Promotes continuous work process improvement.
  • Champions non-proprietary electronic data interchange and integrates automation technology wherever practical.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities with emphasis on continuous improvement and team building, and interpersonal communication skills.


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates of Art (AA) or Science (AS) degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Computer, or Engineering Technology with 6 years of related experience; or in lieu of the degree, 12 years related design experience.
  • Candidates possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Familiar with Microsoft office programs and other computer programs.
  • Proficient with basic engineering deliverables such as drawings, specifications, and calculations.
  • Knowledgeable of major regulations and industry codes and standards applicable to Instrumentation and Controls.
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities along with effective presentation skills.
  • Experience using Bentley Microstation and Navigator.
  • 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.)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOD or DOE project experience.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, and Visio.


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.