Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Requisition ID:  274972

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Grade:  26
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  No
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Employee Referral Amount: $2,500.00 
  • Salary Range: $105,060 - $160,220 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant. A 15% salary uplift is provided on top of base salary for positions that are worked in New York City or San Francisco, which is subject to change depending on market conditions.).

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; 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 covenants – 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. 


Position Summary:

The Senior Quality Assurance Engineer will report to the Quality Services Manager in the Quality Assurance organization and will independently perform complex professional assignments requiring the application of specialized and/or advanced quality assurance principles. The selected candidate may participate on or lead a team on special studies/activities pertaining to quality assurance aspects of WTP.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. Positions located at the Job Site (22 miles north of Richland) work a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Other work locations may work a 9-80’s schedule, M-F 7:00 am to 4:30 pm with alternating Fridays off.



  • Leads and/or participates on cross-functional teams for complex business topics/issues (e.g., quality management system, laboratory quality program, suspect/counterfeit items program, causal analysis).
  • Monitors and evaluates project personnel execution/implementation of the project quality program. Supports the effective implementation of applicable project quality requirements.
  • Assesses and monitors project engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, decommissioning, and other activities related to the quality program/plan.
  • Reviews and monitors nonconforming conditions and associated corrective actions to ensure quality program effectiveness.
  • Reviews and reports on project quality-related procedures and manuals for conformance to project quality program/plan requirements.
  • Develops quality procedures for review, approval, and issuance in accordance with approved processes.
  • Develops revisions/amendments to project quality program/plans.
  • Reviews and reports on new or revised regulatory requirements and their impact on the established quality program.
  • Analyzes issues and identifies actions and recommended solutions to mitigate performance risk.
  • Maintains contact with designated client quality personnel to provide status, manage relationships, and execute applicable actions.
  • Provides direction and assigns work to quality specialists and others who assist on specific assignments. Reviews and checks work.
  • Responds to project personnel (engineering, construction, procurement, and others) who request guidance on implementation of quality requirements.
  • Engages with functions to ensure quality requirements are built into processes.



Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline or business management/quality assurance from an accredited university or college with 9 years of progressive experience in a field of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing/commissioning, operations, or quality assurance. Or in lieu of formal degree, a minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in a field of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing/commissioning, operations, or quality assurance.
  •  Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the job site), and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
  •  This role requires a facility-specific clearance that requires U.S. Citizenship to obtain.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.
  • Candidates possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship
  • Knowledge of quality principles and their application to engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, or decommissioning activities.
  • Ability to work closely with technical teams, senior leadership, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders in developing and managing quality programs and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability with oral and written communications.
  • Ability to use a computer and intermediate skills in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience with the application of recognized relevant assurance standards/orders (e.g., ASME NQA-1, ISO 9001, DOE O 414.1C/D, DOE O 210.2A) to engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and operations activities.
  • Knowledge of and experience with laboratory quality program standards, e.g., ASTM C1009-13a, and their application to in-house laboratory activities.
  • Knowledge of suspect/counterfeit program requirements and effective implementation.
  • Knowledge of defective/recalled item resolution process.
  • Knowledge of operating experience/lessons learned processes.
  • Knowledge of corrective action and nonconformance processes.
  • Auditor/lead auditor training and qualification.
  • Root/apparent cause analysis training.



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. 

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.

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.