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Superintendent, Piping, WTCC (219919)

  • Requisition ID:  219919
  • Position Title: Superintendent, Piping, WTCC (219919)
  • 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 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The selected applicant needs to be willing and able to work night shift (5:30 pm to 4:00 am), overtime and weekends as needed. 

Role Overview

The Piping Superintendent is responsible for the planning and execution of Piping/hanger installation performed by WTCC direct hire craft.

Principle responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mechanical piping, supports, hanger and welding installations for both A/G and U/G operations
  • Determine manpower, tools, equipment and material requirements for the craft.
  • Evaluate and collaborate with other groups for piping support installation, small and large bore pipe installation, insulation activities along with flushing and pressure testing.
  • Develop daily craft assignments to be performed and review work accomplished.
  • Prepare short and long term schedules, interface with other discipline superintendents and field engineers.
  • Supervise and direct subordinate personnel and craft in construction activities within the piping discipline.
  • Develop Mechanical/piping craft loading and manpower forecasts.
  • Monitor actual work performance compared to the project budget and schedule.
  • Coordinate activities with other disciplines and clients' residence representative as instructed by construction management.
  • Perform personnel evaluations on subordinate personnel.
  • Ensure the most current design documentation is being utilized to complete activities.
  • Coordinate subcontractor labor supervision and craft distribution as required.
  • Interface with Labor/Industrial Relations for craft recruitment and training programs.
  • Provide leadership for the safety, accident prevention, and fire prevention programs on the project. 


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical/Piping Engineering or Construction related discipline from an accredited university, and 9 years of related construction experience.In lieu of degree, 15 years of progressive construction related experience, such as Piping Field Engineer or Piping Superintendent (3 of the years must include supervisory 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 working with craft.
  • Working knowledge of unionized labor.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and technical database applications.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s Zero Accident Safety Program and familiar with current industry standards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
  • Ability to work in a team based environment, knowledge of project specific environmental compliance requirements, general awareness of environmental laws, 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 craft.
  • Previous WTP, DOE, or DOD experience.



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.