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Bechtel Corporation HLW Civil Quality Control Engineer in Richland, Washington

Requisition ID: 271914

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

  • Grade: 25

  • Position to be Panel Interviewed? No

  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project

  • Work Location: Richland, WA

  • Salary Range: $90,990 - $138,760 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant. A 15% salary uplift is provided on top of base salary for positions that are worked in New York City or San Francisco, which is subject to change depending on market conditions.) .

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.

Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work night shift (5:30pm to 4:00am) and 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:

Assigned to the WTP High Level Waste (HLW) Construction organization as a Civil Quality Control Field Engineer. Responsibilities are to ensure assigned HLW Civil based commodities are in compliance with design/specifications, nuclear codes, project requirements and quality standards. Perform quality control assignments of a varied nature requiring a full working knowledge of construction engineering/quality control practices. Exercises professional judgment within the framework of broad guidelines provided by superiors. Responsible for civil quality control support to construction field engineering, supervision and workforce within the HLW Civil accounts. Determines the technical requirements for the quality (Q) related commodities within a civil quality control scope of work and coordinates with field engineering and engineering on constructability issues as it relates to quality requirements. Performs surveillances and monitors work activities, ensures the technical adequacy and quality of work performed. Ensures civil site work processes are compliant with project quality requirements and applicable regulatory codes and standards. The Civil QC Engineer is responsible for the planning and execution of inspections and verifications as directed by the Field Quality Control Manager (FQCM). As project needs vary the QCE will be responsible for additional responsibilities outside of Q work scope.

Responsibilities to include but not limited to the following:

  • Reviews and implements quality control procedures, identifies nonconforming items and corrective action requirements; initiates nonconformance reports and condition reports and monitors status through to closure of corrective action.

  • Determines the technical requirements for the quality-related commodities within a work scope and coordinates with Field Engineering and Engineering on technical issues.

  • Reviews and monitors Construction work plans, procedures, and scope to assure adequate quality verifications are identified.

  • Assigns and performs inspections in accordance with the design requirements for in-process and completed civil work activities within the area of certification.

  • Performs surveillance activities of on-going direct hire and subcontracted work operations.

  • Reviews completed records for completeness and correctness.

  • Use and control of construction measuring and test equipment.

  • Ensures installations within the areas of certification are compliant with project quality requirements and applicable regulatory codes and standards.

  • Preparing field material requests for equipment and materials, and monitoring status of purchase orders and deliveries.

  • Completing final system walk-downs, deficiency tracking and close-out.

  • Completing and reviewing as-built documentation.

  • Monitoring equipment installation, planning for delivery of construction materials and equipment.

  • Reviews specifications, purchase orders, subcontracts, inspection reports, delivery schedules, instruction manuals and technical data to assist and advise on‑site.

  • Assists in coordination of vendor material deliveries, storage of materials, expediting, and engineering reports related to the schedule.

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited university and 6+ years of related experience, or in lieu of degree, a high school diploma and 12 years of related experience.

  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check, including verification of employment, education and travel.

  • Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk downs that may require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, using fall protection and other personal protective equipment (PPE), walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, and maneuvering around very small and/or confined spaces.

  • Must be able to pass DOE security screening requirements and be able to obtain and maintain unescorted access to a government-controlled facility.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications.

  • Knowledge and experience of performing inspections in the civil discipline on construction projects.

  • Candidate should be a self-starter, highly motivated, requiring little supervision, and able to work well in a team environment.

  • Familiarity with industry quality standards.

  • Must meet the project requirements for certification of a Level II or Level III Civil QC and be capable of achieving a Level II or Level III Civil QC certification.

  • Knowledge and experience of DOE and/or commercial nuclear projects.

  • Excellent problem-solving ability.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good working knowledge of current design codes and standards such as ACI, AISC, AWS, and NQA-1.

  • Commercial nuclear power experience as a certified Level II or Level III Civil QC Inspector.

  • Previous Bechtel experience at a commercial nuclear power project or non-reactor nuclear project.

  • Previous Bechtel experience in Construction Quality Control and/or Field Engineering.

  • Previous experience in reviewing PQRs or WPS.

  • Previous experience in Construction Quality Control or Field Engineering.

  • Previous experience performing vendor surveillance, vendor document review.

  • Previous experience in disciplines or areas other than those listed in the minimum requirements.

  • Have working knowledge of the Bechtel Standard Work Processes Procedures (SWPPs) and the related Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs).

  • Have working knowledge of the Bechtel Nuclear Work Processes Procedures (NWPPs) and the related Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs).


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.