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


Requisition ID:  212526
Position Title: Senior Radiological Engineer, WTP (212526)
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.


Position Description:

Plans and conducts independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of radiological engineering techniques, procedures and criteria. Devises new approaches to solving problems. Performs most assignments independently with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives technical guidance from Engineering Specialists or Supervisors on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed project plans. Provides technical direction and assigns work to subordinate engineers, designers, drafters, technicians and others who assist in performing specific assignments. Independently contacts vendor’s representatives and project field personnel to gather or give information. Contacts client counterparts as directed.


Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of Radiation Safety work in a project or staff group. Performs work that involves conventional nuclear engineering practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements.
Perform work using Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs) and appropriate 2-D and 3-D computer aided design and computer aided engineering (CAD and CAE) tools.
Plan, coordinate or prepare equipment or work specifications, bid evaluations and award recommendations for equipment.
Coordinate engineering efforts in assigned areas between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines, with the client, suppliers, and contractors and between other groups.
As delegated, assumes a lead technical role over other engineers or project subgroups for completing specific tasks.
Assist in on-the-job-training of assigned personnel and provides input for their performance evaluations.
Prepare letters to vendors and clients.
Review bid analyses and makes recommendation.
Prepare or assists in preparation of conceptual studies, designs, reports or proposals.
Perform or assists in the performance of problem analysis and original design.
Prepare and/or assists in the preparation of cost estimates, quantity take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
Review and checks work of subordinate engineers.
Support the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

Basic Qualifications:

BS degree in nuclear engineering or a radiological science field from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 6 years of related experience.
Must be a United States Citizen.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have or be able to obtain EIT/FE certification or PE License within 1 year of hire.
Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), and background check.
Thorough knowledge of radiation safety techniques, the design of engineered systems, and engineering and design

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