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Senior Quality Assurance Specialist

Requisition ID:  252677

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/27/2022

 

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 used 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.

 

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.

 

Positions located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) work a 4 x 10 schedule, Monday-Thursday, 6:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. Other work locations may work a 9-80’s schedule, Monday-Friday 7:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. with alternating Fridays off.

 

Position Summary:

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

 

Responsibilities:

  • Participates as an auditor in QA audits, surveillances, and self-assessments.
  • Reviews project quality-related procedures and guides for conformance to QA program requirements.
  • Prepares QA procedures and guides for approval in accordance with the governing procedures.
  • Reviews and reports on new or revised regulatory requirements and their impact on the established QA program.
  • Develops and implements corrective actions for Condition Reports assigned to Quality.
  • Monitors project engineering, nuclear safety, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, and other activities to evaluate the quality of products, activities, and program effectiveness.
  • Prevents quality problems by identifying risks and recommending improvements to correct potential deficiencies or program weaknesses.
  • Verifies actions taken in response to issues to assure adequacy of completed actions.

 

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline or quality assurance from an accredited university and at least 6 years of experience in a field of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, or quality assurance; or in lieu of formal degree, a minimum of 12 years of experience in a field of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, or quality assurance.
  • 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.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Technical knowledge in one or more of these disciplines: Engineering, Procurement, Nuclear Safety, Construction, or Operations sufficient to comprehend the application of and relationships to technical and quality requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written).
  • Reasoning skills for problem identification and resolution.
  • Ability to use a computer and intermediate skills in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.
  • 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.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Audit Team Lead certification meeting the requirements of ASME NQA-1 or be certifiable within one year of employment.
  • Technical and working knowledge of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 414.1, NQA-1, and 10 CFR 830 and their application for a nuclear related project.
  • Specialized courses in engineering, technical, or quality assurance disciplines.
  • Current or recent Lead Auditor Certification in a nuclear environment in accordance with a recognized national standard.
  • Six Sigma or Lean skills and tools exposure.
  • Knowledge of the application of corrective actions for conditions adverse to quality.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards associated with the design, construction, and procurement of nuclear facilities.
  • Candidates possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.

 

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. 

 

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.  
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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.