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Bechtel Corporation Nuclear Safety Engineer in Richland, Washington

Requisition ID: 266841

  • Relocation Authorized: None

  • Work Location: Richland, WA

  • Salary Range: $61,680- $120,480 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 a global engineering, construction and project management company that has “built the world” for more than 120 years, having constructed Hoover Dam, the English Channel Tunnel, entire cities in the Middle East, the second-largest solar thermal power project in the world, and millions of miles of roads and pipelines. We produce a lasting, positive legacy by creating jobs, growing economies, connecting communities to resources, shoring up and expanding infrastructure, and making the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.

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 Description:

Responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of nuclear safety documentation for assigned activities within the WTP Nuclear Safety Engineering Department, specifically for activities associated with design completion for the HLW nuclear facility. Applies broad and diversified knowledge of nuclear principles and practices to project engineering.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Safety basis document development and maintenance, calculation development, and other facility nuclear safety activities for HLW and associated facilities.

  • Participate in Hazard Analysis activities in support of the HLW Safety Basis

  • Preparation of the Preliminary Documented Safety Analysis.

  • Requires interaction with other engineering disciplines.

  • Participates in and fosters a work environment based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

  • Participates in multidiscipline team working to mature and finalize the HLW Safety Basis

This position is a full-time role that offers full-time telework in accordance with current business requirements, and works a 9/80 schedule, offering every other Friday off. This position (Full-Time Telework) may require periodic travel to the Richland, Washington project office via business trips. Relocation to the Richland, Washington project office or job site may be required in the future if business requirements change. This role also offers relocation, and if relocation is selected, the candidate’s telework designation will be updated to Part-Time Telework (minimum of 2 days per week in the office).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 1: A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Nuclear Engineering, or other engineering field from an accredited college or university, and 1 year of applicable experience

  • Level 2: A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Nuclear Engineering, or other engineering field from an accredited college or university, and 3 years of applicable experience

  • Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship

  • Knowledge of DOE nuclear safety or NRC processes and approaches.

  • Knowledge of systems, calculations, equipment, applications of methods, materials, and computers in the discipline.

  • Knowledge of DOE regulatory codes and standards, and design and/or layout criteria pertinent to nuclear safety.

  • Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication and ability to collaborate with other engineering disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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. (Even if teleworking, must still be able to comply with security requirements to obtain a badge)

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a nuclear engineer at a major commercial, industrial, or nuclear facility.

  • Ability to plan and schedule assigned work and complete tasks on time.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.

Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position. Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.


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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.