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Superintendent, Electrical, WTCC (220700)

  • Requisition ID:  220700
  • Position Title: Superintendent, Electrical, WTCC (220700)
  • 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

The Electrical Superintendent is responsible for the planning and execution of all Electrical work performed by Bechtel direct hire craft.  Responsibilities to include but not limited to the following:

  • Supervises and directs craft activities, subordinate superintendents, and others, as assigned.
  • Ensures assigned construction operations and subcontractors performance are in compliance with specifications.
  • Performs general functions inherent in all supervisory field positions.
  • Schedules and directs the sequence of work for several crews of related crafts operating within a single area and / or subordinate superintendents within that same area.
  • Coordinates and directs multi-discipline craft activities within a specific area of the project, or all related crafts and superintendents of a single discipline covering multiple areas of the project.
  • Plans and coordinates the installation of temporary and permanent power.
  • Supervises installation of above ground raceways and supports, underground raceway, cable installation, cable and wire terminations, instrumentation, electrical equipment, medium and high voltage equipment
  • Performs effective planning of all work activities to ensure optimum performance and productivity of direct hire construction work performed on the project.
  • Coordinates subcontractor work activities and interfaces on the project when required.
  • Interfaces with Labor Relations for craft recruitment and training programs.
  • Optimizes the use of construction equipment and tools on the project.
  • Provides constructability suggestions, input and feedback.
  • Provides leadership for the safety, accident prevention, and fire prevention programs on the project which includes:
  • conducting safety orientation of new employees
  • preparing safety procedures
  • monitoring Bechtel and subcontractor safety meetings
  • inspecting the site for unsafe conditions and practices
  • taking appropriate corrective action to correct all observed problems
  • leading weekly tool box safety meetings


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or a Construction related discipline from an accredited university, and 9 years of related construction/electrical experience. In lieu of degree, high school diploma and 15 years of progressive construction/electrical related experience.
  • Related experience includes, but is not limited to electrical field engineering; supervision of construction direct hire craft and construction related technical training.
  • Must be physically capable to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk downs which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing in very small and/or confined spaces, and lifting up to 60 lbs.


 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.
  • Must be computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Suite software.
  • Strong knowledge of unionized labor.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
  • Knowledge of local labor laws.
  • Knowledge of state, federal, and local contracting requirements.
  • Experience in safety compliance and familiar with Bechtel processes and procedures.



Shaping tomorrow together!

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

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, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.