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Bechtel Corporation Plant Engineer 2 - Process Systems in Richland, Washington

Requisition ID: 265520

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

  • Grade: 24

  • Position to be Panel Interviewed? No

  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project

  • Work Location: Richland, WA

  • Salary Range: $70,860 - 108,120 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, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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

The Plant Engineer job family is responsible for technical activities relating to operations and maintenance of plant equipment during Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Commissioning and Operations. The Plant Engineer protects the installed configuration of the plant systems and provides technical support and issue resolution needed for operation and maintenance of the plant equipment. Under direction of the Plant Engineering Manager interacts with other Plant Engineers, Operations, Maintenance, WTP Project groups, subcontractors, and equipment vendors as required to perform job assignments.

Plant Engineers within the Process Systems group are responsible for the systems that deliver chemical reagents within the vitrification process. The following are typical activities for Plant Engineers within the Process Systems group:

  • Ensuring operational readiness of the assigned system and components

  • Developing and maintaining consistency among design requirements, documentation, and physical configuration for the systems; and to integrate the elements of system requirements and performance criteria, system assessments, change control, work control, and documentation control

  • Ensuring key design documents, including system descriptions/system design description and facility descriptions/facility design description are identified, developed and maintained to support facility safety basis development and safe operation

  • Conducting system assessments that include periodic reviews of system operability, reliability, and material condition

  • Verifying systems are tested after maintenance or modification to ensure continued capability to fulfill system requirements and to meet functional acceptance criteria

  • Providing support for facility operations and maintenance staff

Responsibilities

  • Implement Plant Engineering program elements as assigned

  • Develop, review, concur with and/or assess engineering technical documents

  • Develop, review, concur with and/or assess management control procedures, technical procedures, or guides

  • Assess facilities, systems, and/or processes anomalies or degraded conditions

  • Resolve condition report issues or other similar discrepancies as assigned

  • Develop or request support to develop engineering products for system or equipment repair or replacement

  • Provide on-site technical support during preventative or corrective maintenance activities or commissioning

  • Assist assigned engineers in determining operability and correcting out-of-specification conditions

  • Ensure the health and safety of self and staff by implementing the principles of ISMS

  • Ensure that personal conduct of work is consistent with nuclear safety and quality culture expectations

  • Meet training requirements and maintain qualifications to perform work

  • Support control of field work in assigned areas, including integration of project activities, repairs, and equipment operations activities

  • Support operations, maintenance, and commissioning of the WTP Facilities

  • Remain apprised of operational status and ongoing modification activities

  • Provide technical review of facility/system related procedures and work instructions

  • Assist with resolution of design issues necessary to support plant operations and/or maintenance

  • Review Project design and other documents for operations, maintenance, and testing impacts and providing alternative solutions

  • Interface with subcontractors, vendors, and project support groups

  • Ensures timely and accurate oral and written technical reports on assigned activities

  • Complete required training and maintain qualifications associated with assignments

  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work to protect self, others, and the environment

This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisors request.

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent education) in an appropriate engineering discipline or related science from a four-year accredited college or university.

  • Minimum of three years of professional 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, 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.

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

Physical Requirements

(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual

  • Performs desk work, including writing, computer workstation processes, and telephone operation.

  • Arranges for and/or performs presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal and informal contacts, requiring long periods of sitting.

  • Oversees field activities through inspections, testing and equipment operations, which requires walking, standing, bending, and turning along with wearing of personal protective equipment.

  • Occasional loading, transport, and unloading of tools and/or supplies specific to an activity.

This job description outlines the principal duties and in no way states or implies these are the only duties to be performed in this position.

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.

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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.

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