Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Richland


Requisition ID:  212477
Position Title: Senior Nuclear Technical Specialist, WTP (212477)
Project: WTP
Location:  Richland, WA
Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
Work Authorization: Possess right to work in the US without sponsorship
Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, background check


Project Overview:

Bechtel is designing, constructing, and commissioning the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington State. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 56 million gallons (212 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 cleanup project is one of DOE’s most technically challenging and the largest undertaking of its kind—equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. The construction site spans 65 acres (26 hectares) and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, high-level waste vitrification, and the analytical laboratory – as well as operations and maintenance buildings, utilities, and other support facilities.


Positions located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) work a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other work locations may work a 9-80’s schedule, M-F 7:00 am to 4:30 pm with alternating Fridays off. Extended hours as needed.


Essential Job Duties:

Independently performs complex professional engineering assignments in a global business unit design office or field requiring the application of specialized and/or advanced engineering principles at the conceptual level.  May direct personnel on special studies or special segments of a client project.  May participate in the formulation and development of advanced engineering concepts associated with proposal development design or construction.  Recognized within Bechtel for professional competence and potential as an outstanding specialist.


Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of engineering/scientific work usually in one discipline in a project or staff group.  Performs work that involves conventional engineering/scientific practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements.
Plans, coordinates, and prepares equipment or work specifications, bid evaluations and award recommendations for equipment.
Coordinates engineering/scientific efforts in assigned areas between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines, with the client, suppliers, and contractors and between other divisional groups.
When delegated, assumes a lead role over other staff or project subgroups for completing specific tasks.
Assists in on-the-job training of assigned personnel and provides input for their performance evaluations.
Prepares letters to vendors and clients.
Reviews bid analyses and makes recommendations.
Prepares or assists in preparation of conceptual studies, designs, reports, and proposals.
Performs or assists in the performance of problem analysis and original design.
Reviews project controls, cost estimates, quantity take-offs, and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
Reviews and checks work of subordinate technical staff.
Prepares technical documents.

Job Knowledge:

Technical knowledge of engineering systems and calculations, application of engineering methods and materials, and application of computers.
Broad knowledge of precedents in the specialty area and of principles and practices of related technical areas.
Knowledge of current industry or regulatory codes and standards and study criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline.
Skill in oral and written communications.
Understands Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), design guides, and relevant Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs).
Good knowledge of 2-D and 3-D computer aided design tools.

Basic Qualifications:

A Bachelor degree in Nuclear Engineering or a relevant technical degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience; in lieu of degree a HS degree or equivalent and formal education in technology, science or mathematics classes from an accredited technical school, college or university, AND specialized courses

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