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Senior Quality Assurance Specialist/Engineer

Requisition ID:  256068

Requisition Posting End Date: 

 

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 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:

  • As an Audit Team Lead (ATL), prepare, plan, and perform external audits/assessments of suppliers/subcontractors on the evaluated suppliers list. This position will require occasional travel.
  • As an Audit Team Lead (ATL), prepare, plan, and perform internal audits/assessments of the project’s QA program for implementation and effectiveness.
  • 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.
  • Participates in QA audits, surveillances, and self-assessments.
  • 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 9 years of experience in a field of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations or quality assurance; or in lieu of a formal degree, a minimum of 15 years of experience in a field of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations or quality assurance.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have an Audit Team Lead certification meeting the requirements of ASME NQA-1 or be certifiable within six months of employment.
  • 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 communication 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

  • 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.