Share this Job

Senior Electrical Engineer, WTP

  • Requisition ID:  253888
  • Location: Richland, WA 
  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Telework 
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen and background check

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. 



  • Primary engineering activities will be to provide the engineering design for HLW electrical systems and equipment for the entire facility in preparation for procurement and construction. 
  • This work includes the extensive use of ETAP and may include use of SETROUTE, BlockDraw for the HLW design.
  • Individual must have extensive understanding of all engineering discipline drawings and electrical discipline wiring diagrams, control logic diagrams, system descriptions, system calculations, 1-line and 3-line drawings, schematics, electrical equipment layout and be able to size equipment and perform cable sizing calculations.
  • Performs special tasks and calculations/studies.
  • Conducts checking as required.
  • Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements, for applicability to electrical design documents, specifications, material requisitions and system descriptions related to design tasks.
  • Ability to cope with conflicting deadline, frequent interruptions and multiple tasks. 
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of independent creative design, with direction, using Bechtel and industry proven concepts, and procedures.
  • Must work well with others, other disciplines, and groups.
  • Must have experience with an electronic Cable Management System, such as the SETROUTE program, and be able to input and complete corrections to the data base. 
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and work well with others and within a team.
  • Must be able to work well with other disciplines.
  • Must know how to use computer programs such as the Microsoft WINDOWS suite of programs. 


Qualification and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college with 6 years of related experience.
  • 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.
  • Possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.  


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Hands-on Microsoft office programs.
  • Knowledge & application of NEC code and ANSI/IEEE Standards.
  • Knowledge on electrical systems, schematics, and electrical equipment layouts.
  • Knowledge on electrical equipment specification and material requisitions process, and developing procurement documentation in BPS.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with ETAP and other industry wide electrical system design tools, such as CAD 2D and cable designing and routing software.
  • Experience with an electronic Cable Management System.
  • Excellent oral & written communications skills.
  • EIT Certification or able to obtain within 12 months of employment. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college with 4 years of related experience.
  • PE Registration.
  • Lead or supervisory experience.
  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOD or DOE project experience.
  • ***#LI-SNH

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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.