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Senior Electrical Field Engineer, WTCC

Requisition ID:  258053

Requisition Posting End Date: 08/02/2022

Company Overview: 

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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


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, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work overtime, weekends, and/or night shift (5:30pm to 4:00am) as business needs arise. 


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 Plant Management Site Support Services/Distribs (S3D) Electrical Utility Support Group (EUSG) operates within the Facility Management organization of WTCC and is responsible for configuration and change management of power to support both ongoing construction, commissioning, and start-up testing as well as the daily operation of administrative and temporary buildings. The EUSG performs design, inspections, field support to both electricians and subcontractors, and develops work documentation for maintenance, modification, and new construction.  The Electrical Field Engineer will report to the EUSG Lead Electrical Field Engineer.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Provide technical direction and assistance to Electrical Superintendents and crafts.
  • Supervise and coordinate work activities of electrical field engineering staff if assigned.
  • Perform inspections of all electrical work in progress on a continual basis and complete final checkout of electrical installations to ensure quality and conformance to specifications and codes.
  • Perform takeoffs and initiate and track field purchased material requisitions for electrical commodities.
  • Assist with the technical coordination of the lock-out and tag-out program activities.
  • Coordinate with vendor Technical Advisors as required.
  • Coordinate with Engineering to resolve drawing issues.
  • Inspect temporary power materials during the receiving process to insure they meet project standards and drawings.
  • Coordinate and inspect subcontractors in the electrical field.
  • This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control, and supervision of WTCC.


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related subject from an accredited university and 9+ years of Electrical Engineering or related experience; or in lieu of a degree, 15+ years of directly related experience.
  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
  • Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk-downs which may require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, using fall protection and other personal protective equipment (PPE), walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, and maneuvering around very small and/or confined spaces. 
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and experience in construction methods and processes, and safety compliance.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, and PDF software.
  • Must be familiar with current industry quality standards and National Electrical codes and NEMA standards for electrical installations, including NFPA 70, 70E, and IEEE 1584.
  • Experience in construction and technical inspection in the areas of installation and testing of electrical systems, lighting systems, medium voltage equipment, grounding, and cable pulling activities.
  • Employee is expected to demonstrate professional characteristics, initiative, tact, and flexibility while performing job duties and projects. 
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed.
  • Possess a high degree of flexibility and be willing to adjust to unexpected and/or unanticipated tasks or projects as needed.
  • Limited CAD experience
  • Experience with performing arc-flash calculations and coordination studies using ETAP, SKM, EasyPower, or other electrical analysis software. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience in construction methods and processes, and safety compliance.
  • Strong knowledge of NEC and NFPA 70E, IEEE 1584
  • Knowledge and experience in use of MicroStation to edit electrical drawings and maintain/create single line drawings.
  • Knowledge and experience in performing complex arc flash calculations including generator arc flash calculations using ETAP.
  • Perform coordination studies using ETAP.
  • Understand calculated fault currents and SCCR ratings of electrical equipment.
  • Experience with electrical system preventive maintenance.
  • Experience with installation of medium voltage distribution systems.






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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