Systems Engineer

  • Requisition ID: 274295 
  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $67,860 - $118,920 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

Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest. Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland.


Position Summary

This position will be responsible for executing systems engineering work assignments. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in executing requirements management, model-based systems engineering, industrial process modeling, and design development experience producing design documents on DOE projects. The candidate will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines and the client in the management and verification of the facility requirements. In addition, it will be required that the candidate have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), can be the “face” of Bechtel, promoting our leadership, quality, and safety values.



  • The position will be responsible for developing key systems engineering documents and must have a broad knowledge of the industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria pertinent to engineering and construction. 

  • Prepares system and facility design criteria documents.

  • Supports system-level design verification, requirements verification, test requirements specifications, and requirements flowdown and traceability.

  • Performs impact analyses for proposed requirement changes.

  • Establishes means of verifying requirements implementation, including acceptance criteria.

  • Supports maintaining Configuration Management within the Program.

  • Coordinate closely with other technical disciplines in planning and executing work as an integrated team.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1: BS degree in Engineering (Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, or related), from an accredited university, with at least 1 year of relevant experience.

  • Level 2: BS degree in Engineering (Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, or related), from an accredited university, with at least 3 years of relevant experience.

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), 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.


 Additional Qualifications

  • Possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.

  • Relevant experience includes design requirements development, system requirements verification, development of system design reports or documentation packages demonstrating requirements implementation or validation.

  • Engineering and Construction experience in Industrial facilities, in a Systems or Design Engineering role.

  • Knowledgeable of related construction practices and standard EPC deliverables.

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).

  • Ability to utilize engineering and office automation tools effectively.

  • Experience in Model-Based Systems Engineering.

  • Possess a detailed understanding of requirements management principles, and methods.

  • Be familiar with the design of complex industrial facilities.

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the USA (Systems or related Engineering).

  • International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Certification.

  • Experience executing systems engineering with IBM® Rationale DOORS®, CAMEO, or other systems engineering or similar type software packages.




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. 


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 four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. 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.