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Sr Field Engineer, Mech/Pipe, WTCC (219467)

  • Requisition ID:  219467
  • Position Title: Sr Field Engineer, Mech/Pipe, WTCC (219467)
  • Project: WTCC
  • Location: Richland, WA 
  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, background check and physical



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 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 AECOM. WTCC is a subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to deliver the construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning activities for the WTP project.


This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 am to 5:00 pm (day shift) or 5:30 pm to 4:00 am (night shift). Extended work weeks and/or extended hours may be required or authorized to support the construction schedule.


Role Overview

As part of the Piping/Mechanical Field Engineering group, this position will be responsible for a variety of construction tasks utilizing industry and nuclear codes and standards. Responsibilities include the development of work plans, coordinating materials, performing and documenting inspections, reporting progress, and resolving conflicts in design and construction related to the installation and testing of piping/mechanical equipment and commodities.


 Principle roles and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Lead construction engineers in a broad range of construction engineering work within a specific engineering discipline for a particular area of the project.
  • Coordinate with Superintendents and subcontractors to plan construction schedules.
  • This position requires good planning and organizational skills, ability to perform detailed inspections and the ability to produce documentation.
  • Train lower level piping/mechanical field engineers on Bechtel’s goals and project expectations.
  • Provide leadership in a team-based environment.
  • Responsible for the activities of assigned construction engineers.
  • Direct the preparation of material take offs for field purchased piping/mechanical material and equipment.
  • Review requisitions for field purchases.
  • Support field procurement in inspection and receipt of piping/mechanical materials, including bulk piping commodities.
  • Review the preparation of construction drawings and schedules.
  • Assist Field Engineers and Superintendents in the interpretation of design drawings, monitor equipment and material delivery, storage, and installation.
  • Direct and/or conduct preparation of requisitions for field procured equipment, materials and services.
  • Review material receiving reports and warehousing to assure delivery of correct materials.
  • Review specifications, procedures, inspection reports, delivery schedules, vendor manuals and technical data.
  • Perform inspections and documentation of piping and pipe support installations.
  • Perform equipment and system pressure tests.
  • Define the boundaries of a pressure test to be performed, identify the key elements that should be included in the pressure test plan, and identify safety hazards associated with the test.
  • Determine when temporary supports are needed for hydrostatic testing and schedule M&TE equipment as necessary.
  • Complete pressure test records accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Coordinate with Design on constructability issues and in the resolution of design issues.
  • Coordinate with Subcontractor work efforts and interfaces with client personnel as required.
  • Interface with the Construction Automation group and Project Controls.
  • Perform material take offs from issued drawings, provide input to the quantity tracking applications and report installed quantities to Project Controls.
  • Perform constructability reviews of engineering design, resolves issues with engineering and supplier/fabricator.
  • Work within TEAMWorks to verify accurate data from engineering and suppliers.
  • Take an active lead in promoting a safe work environment and be committed to Bechtel’s Zero Accident Program.
  • Participate in and foster a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communications, teamwork empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
  • Coordinate / participate in construction completion / turnover status walk downs. Create, track, and close out punchlist items
  • Work closely with Start-Up and Operations to coordinate/complete Start-Up Work Authorizations
  • This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control, and supervision of WTCC.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Construction, Mechanical Engineering or other technical discipline and 6 years of experience, OR In lieu of a degree, 12 years of directly related experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical, 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.
  • Knowledge of construction activities as relates to engineering disciplines, cost and scheduling, and contract administration.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and technical database applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s Zero Accident Safety Program and familiar with current industry standards.
  • Ability to work in a team based environment, knowledge of project specific environmental compliance requirements, general awareness of environmental laws, and awareness of government compliance standards.
  • Familiarity with current industry quality standards, general awareness of local labor laws and issues, general knowledge of state, federal and local contracting requirements, experience working with and supervising and administering subcontractors.
  • Possesses the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.



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veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.