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Job Ref:  178765
Employer:  Bechtel
Country:  United States
County/State:  Washington
City:  Richland
15/10/2016 01:01
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  • Project: Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP)
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  • Work Authorization: Possess the right to work and remain in the US
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, background check and physical

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.

Role Overview

Evaluates, selects, and applies standard startup techniques, guidelines, procedures, and criteria using independent judgment in making adaptations and modifications. Assignments have clear and specified objectives and require the investigation of a limited number of variables. Performs startup assistance at the jobsite as directed.
Receives technical instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions from a Senior Startup Engineer I/II or Startup Manager. Assistance is furnished for unusual problems and work is reviewed for application of acceptable methods and judgment. May receive technical direction or on-the-job training from a Senior Startup Engineer.

Principle responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Performs work relative to startup, operation, or maintenance that involves conventional types of plans, procedures, tests, structures or equipment with relatively few complex NA in one or more of the following:
  • Preparing component and system test procedures
  • Reviewing designs or models for plant operability and safety
  • Directing component and system testing
  • Directing maintenance
  • Conducting walk down of systems in conjunction with construction prior to system turnover from construction
  • Directing crafts and owner personnel in startup, plant/equipment operation, and/or maintenance
  • Provides planning and scheduling input for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Plans, guides, or prepares project hazard and environmental compliance assessments.
  • Reviews engineering and vendor documents for startup and operational requirements, notifies project engineering of problem areas, and may suggest possible solutions.
  • Prepares startup field reports, field changes, or nonconformances to identify system/component problems.
  • Monitors construction activities that directly interface with assigned tasks for possible impact on startup or operating services activities.
  • Coordinates vendor jobsite activities in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Other activities of limited scope requiring knowledge of methods and techniques commonly employed in startup or plant or-equipment operation.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited university in Engineering or related field and1 year related experience in startup, construction, Engineering, nuclear power facility experience, or similar; in lieu of a formal degree,7 years of related experience to include Startup, construction, Engineering, nuclear power facility experience, or similar.
  • Salary and grade commensurate with experience and education.

Additional Information
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.
  • Knowledge in the areas of Quality, training, and knowledge of principles and practices related to sound operation.
  • Good knowledge of related construction and engineering practices and the economics involved.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria. General awareness of environmental laws.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a team-based environment
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and technical database applications in accordance with current Bechtel Standard Application Program (BSAP) standards.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
  • Previous experience as a Bechtel Startup (Commissioning) Engineer scheduling and performing system checkout and operation.
  • Previous commercial nuclear/Department of Energy experience.

Shaping tomorrow together
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right-no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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