Senior Quality Engineer - Lessons Learned

Requisition ID:  272598

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Grade:  25-26
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  No
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $90,990 - $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.


This position is a full-time role located in the Richland, Washington project office, and works a 9/80 schedule, offering every other Friday off. For the 4-day work week, the position requires three (3) days at the project jobsite and one (1) day at the Richland, Washington project office.


Position Summary:

This position is for a Senior Quality Engineer - Lesson Learned who will support the project identifying DFLAW Lessons Learned for implementation on HLW. This position will support the project as a quality engineer supporting internal/external audits and surveillances, answering programmatical questions, providing procedure intention interpretation, and ensuring procedure compliance across the Engineering organization.


The successful candidate must have strong communication, organizational and teamwork skills, ability to work independently, good attention to detail, proven problem-solving abilities and a can-do attitude. The successful candidate will interface with technical personnel (e.g., engineers, designers), maintenance personnel, operations personnel, testing personnel, project management and the customer. The successful candidate will report to the Quality Engineering Supervisor.


The successful candidate will be required to be familiar with relevant Bechtel Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Engineering Department Procedure Instructions (EDPIs), design standards and guides, and Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs).



The Senior Quality Engineering - Lessons Learned responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Interfacing with engineering, plant engineering, plant management, maintenance, construction, quality assurance, procurement, testing, human resources, and other technical personnel to identify and implement lessons learned.
  • Creating presentations and presenting complex topics.
  • Review and confirm validity of lessons learned.
  • Influence and lead across the organization to institutionalize DFLAW Lessons Learned for HLW.
  • Developing and deploying metrics by gathering data across project including lessons learned implementation.
  • Completing technical writing and/or editing skills to complete change management plans, studies, procedures, guides, instructions, and other deliverables.
  • Develop and present training on lessons learned initiatives to project personnel and customer as needed.
  • Develop and/or update reports, procedures, charters and/or instructions with updated customer and project management expectations.
  • Review multiple engineering discipline deliverables, coordinate and communicate lessons learned across facilities.
  • Review and translation of simple to complex technical documents with objective of identifying and communicating lessons learned.
  • Participate in and support internal and external project quality surveillances and audits.
  • Review Condition Reports and associated actions within the Closed Loop Corrective Action (CLCA) automated tool (DevonWay) for lessons learned.
  • Promote Lessons Learned Programs and interface with Quality Assurance.
  • Communicate quality issues to the engineering team in the form of positive feedback and lessons learned.
  • Perform management assessments to confirm implementation, institutionalization and effectiveness of lessons learned.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 1:  BS degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college with 6 years of progressive related experience.  
  • Level 2:  BS degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college with 9 years of progressive related experience. 


Additional Qualifications:

  • 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. (Even if teleworking, must still be able to comply with security requirements to obtain a badge.)
  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Experience interfacing with engineering or other technical personnel.
  • Experience creating presentations and presenting complex topics remotely and in person.
  • Experience developing and deploying metrics to change behaviors.
  • Experience completing process improvements.
  • Technical writing and/or editing experience.
  • Experience in Quality Engineering.
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.).
  • Experience with U.S. government contracts.
  • Experience with quality assurance programs (such as ISO-9000).
  • Experience developing and deploying training.
  • Experience completing and supporting surveillances/audits.
  • Experience with Closed Loop Corrective Action Program tools (e.g., DevonWay).
  • Technical and/or engineering work processes and techniques knowledge.
  • Knowledge of Codes and Standards pertinent to engineering.


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.