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Requisition ID: 211742
Position Title: Sr. Mechanical Handling Engineer, WTP (211742)
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
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.
You will be working as part of the Mechanical Systems team designing the fluid and gas systems for the WTP process facilities. You will be preparing technical reports and studies and design documentation, performing calculations using engineering software, and preparing specifications for complex mechanical equipment for the waste treatment process and supporting systems. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in process system design and will be capable of developing design documents, including piping and instrument diagrams and equipment data sheets, that incorporate the applicable design requirements, including nuclear safety requirements. You will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines and the client in the development of the design.
The primary role is to collect the process, safety, and other requirements for the fluid process or support systems and design the system and specify the equipment to meet the applicable requirements. The senior mechanical systems engineer coordinates with the engineering group and other disciplines in developing the detailed system design and specifying equipment in a team environment. The senior mechanical systems engineer prepares reports and studies in resolving open technical issues related to the process systems. The senior mechanical systems engineer develops and revises piping and instrument diagrams, formal calculations, and equipment datasheets and specifications in completing the detailed design for the system, including equipment selection. The senior mechanical systems engineer supports the associated safety analyses and hazards evaluations.
BS degree in Mechanical or related Engineering from an accredited university or college with six (6) years of related experience.
Must be a U.S. citizen.
Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and a background check for DOE security clearance.
Have, or capable of obtaining, a U.S. Professional Engineering License within one (1) year of hire date.
Knowledge of industry, and regulatory guides, codes, and standards.
Familiar with Piping and Instrument Diagram (P&ID) development, fluid systems design, hydraulic, heat transfer, and thermodynamic calculations, and mechanical equipment specification.
Experience in fluid system design in DOE or commercial nuclear facilities.
U.S. Professional Engineering License in Mechanical or related Engineering.
Prior WTP experience.
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