Senior Structural Engineer

Requisition ID:  273368

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Requisition Posting End Date: 03/29/2024 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $90,990 - $160,220 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant.)

Project Overview:

Bechtel is designing, constructing, and commissioning the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington State. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 56 million gallons (212 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 cleanup project is one of DOE’s most technically challenging and the largest undertaking of its kind—equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. The construction site spans 65 acres (26 hectares) and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, high-level waste vitrification, and the analytical laboratory – as well as operations and maintenance buildings, utilities, and other support facilities. 

 

 

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.

 

Position Summary

  • Originate and check complex structural engineering deliverables, such as steel and concrete calculations, specifications, material requisitions.
  • Reviews and coordinates technical documents with/from other engineering disciplines, procurement, and construction.
  • Prepare technical reports related to specific design issues.
  • Manage specifically assigned project activities.
  • Assist in constructability reviews.
  • Support construction by dispositioning field change requests and nonconformance reports.
  • Act as a mentor or coach for subordinate engineers and designers.
  • Schedule and coordinate off-project review requirements for engineering deliverables.
  • Lead and/or participate in technical discussions with client, suppliers, construction, etc. 

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1: BS in structural/civil engineering from an accredited university or college, and at least 6 years progressive related experience.
  • Level 2: BS in structural/civil engineering from an accredited university or college, and at least 9 years progressive related experience.
  • Prior experience working complex concrete and/or steel designs.
  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to independently execute the detailed design of complex steel and/or concrete structures.  
  • Thorough knowledge and application of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, ACI 318, and ASCE 7. 
  • Proficient in the use of structural analysis software such as GTSTRUDL or SAP 2000.
  • Experience with CADD applications, such as MicroStation or AutoCad. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. 
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering deliverables, such as drawings, specifications, and material requisitions and of construction methods for concrete and steel structures. 
  • Understands work processes of other disciplines and departments on projects. 
  • Ability to express technical issues in a clear and concise manner, both written and verbally. 
  • Ability to resolve design issues with subordinates, suppliers, other engineering disciplines, construction, and the client.
  • Excellent listening, oral and written communication, planning and organizational skills are essential.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen, and background check.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient in the use of Mathcad or similar software. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the provisions of ACI 349, AISC N690, ASCE 4-98, ASCE 7, and IBC codes. 
  • Familiar with Bechtel standard programs, such as ME-035, Base Plate II. 
  • Experience in the structural design of Nuclear and/or DOE facilities.   
  • Experience with managing discipline software life cycle documentation. 
  • Necessary skills to present technical subjects with competence and confidence.
  • Experience in resolving field problems associated with proposed changes from Construction and working through Non-Conformances. 
  • Professional Engineering License.

 

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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. 

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