Superintendent - Cranes and Rigging

Requisition ID:  275624

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $119,780 - $182,670 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant).


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 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.


This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30am to 5:00pm. Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work weekends as needed.


The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) is a limited liability corporation created by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) and Amentum. WTCC is a subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to deliver the construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning activities for the WTP project.


Position Summary

The Cranes & Rigging Superintendent is responsible for supervising and directing operations within the cranes & rigging discipline.



  • Manage rigging hardware, including rigging lofts and personnel.
  • Plan and oversee manual rigging (bull rigging) operations.
  • Support rigging training and qualification programs.
  • Conduct project specific training (Bull Rigging, Crane Operations, Rigging, etc.) as requested by Rigging Training Manager/Project Trainer Manager.
  • Evaluates craft training needs and makes recommendations to the rigging and training management team for consideration of additional program development or project support.
  • Audit project training programs and compliance.
  • Provide ES&H leadership to personnel assigned to their department, including but not limited to, preparation and implementation of safety procedures and leading Bechtel and subcontractor safety meetings.
  • Manage all site cranes per process and procedure requirements regarding safe usage, site relocation, assembly/disassembly of telescopic RT-AT, and lattice boom crawler cranes, safe rig up and safe raising-lowering of long boom cranes, proper set up, proper usage and site ground bearing conditions regarding build out of earth and timber crane pads.
  • Manage site COE's (crane operator examiners) and crane operator qualification program, including crane operator certifications, state licenses, and medical certificates verifications.
  • Inspect site for unsafe conditions and practices and take appropriate corrective action to correct breaches.
  • Coordinate safety training and enforce safe work practices at all times in conjunction with the Environmental, Safety and Health Supervisor.
  • Champion the cause of ZERO Accident Philosophy. Ensure that Bechtel and local/national safety codes, requirements, and standards are being complied with within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Review and approve subcontractor equipment/personnel mobilization and demobilization.
  • Plan the manpower and equipment required to execute the job.
  • Monitor the activities of craft to ensure compliance with specifications and schedules.
  • Interface with Industrial Relations for craft recruitment and training programs.
  • Coordinate with the General Foreman to hire craft labor to execute work.
  • Perform employee reviews and identify training and development opportunities for subordinate cranes & rigging personnel.
  • Review craft time records using established automated tools.
  • Responsible for the cost, schedule, and optimization of craft labor and maintaining the 90 day and four-week look ahead schedules for labor and equipment.
  • Prepare reports and forecasts, including summary of construction progress, craft personnel forecasts, and expenditures forecasts.
  • Provide input to quantity tracking applications and report weekly installed quantities to Project Controls.
  • Responsible for implementing corporate project policies, procedures, and instructions within their assigned area(s) of operation.
  • Coordinate and implement established area operational plans.
  • Prepare material requisitions for tools and consumables and coordinate through procurement to obtain these materials.
  • Assist in performing construction testing as required.
  • Provide daily direction to crane operations General Foreman's and Foreman's in regard to safe crane operations and procedures.
  • Provide and dispatch site qualified crane operators to all site cranes.
  • Perform other duties as required by Bechtel management.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S degree in Engineering or Construction Management plus 13 years of experience, or in-lieu of degree, 19 years of equivalent industry experience.
  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
  • Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check which includes verification of employment and education. 
  • Work includes field inspections and the physical ability to conduct field inspections which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, working on elevated platforms, working on uneven surfaces and working in small or confined spaces. Some lifting may be required. Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress). Must be able to use appropriate standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e. harness, life vest, lift buckets, etc.).


Minimum Qualifications

  • Heavy industrial direct hire construction experience commensurate with the type of work to be undertaken.
  • Experience in Government projects or power generating station construction is preferred.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications.
  • Working knowledge of applicable industry codes and standards.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving ability.
  • Certified Crane Operator experienced as A/D director for all types of mobile cranes.
  • Ability to read and interpret crane manufactures operator’s manual and load charts.
  • Experienced in safe use and inspection of rigging hardware.
  • Ability to develop 3-week look ahead schedule regarding crane operations.
  • Monitor and track utilization of all site cranes.


Preferred Qualifications

  • ‍Certified rigger/signal person, NCCCO, NCCCER or equivalent.
  • Certified crane operator, NCCCO, NCCER or equivalent.
  • Certified OSHA crane inspector.
  • Bechtel Certified Rigging Engineer (CRE) certification.
  • DOE ISMS experience.



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 (160 hours annually, accrued 6.16 hours per pay period), nine 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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.