Bechtel Corporation Quality Assurance Supervisor, UPF (213319) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

  • Requisition ID: 213319

  • Position Title: Quality Assurance Supervisor, UPF (213319)

  • Project: Uranium Processing Facility (UPF)

  • Location: Oak Ridge, TN

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

  • US Citizenship Required: Yes

  • Badging: Must be able to obtain badging

  • Other Requirements: Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education

UPF is scheduled to be completed by 2025 within a $6.5 billion budget and will be a first-of-its-kind complex for enriched uranium operations in support of Y-12 missions. UPF is one of the Department of Energy’s largest investments in Tennessee since the Manhattan Project and one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s largest construction projects. When complete, UPF will: replace a 70-year-old facility with modern buildings, reduce operational costs and energy consumption, improve worker safety, and provide enriched uranium capabilities well into the future.

The UPF project works on a 9-80 schedule with every other Friday off. Start times are flexible but the standard work week is: Monday - Thursday from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. The schedule on working Fridays is: 7:00am-3:30 pm. During subcontract performance for field work the schedule shifts to 4x10’s to align with Construction Labor Agreement work hours.

Eligibility for this position requires US citizenship; successful candidate must provide proof of US citizenship in order to obtain badge access to the site. Candidate must complete security questionnaire and successfully clear site access requirements check. All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be able to obtain a security clearance, as applicable.

Role Overview:

  • Makes contact functionally with engineering, procurement, construction, administrative services, test, operations, decommissioning, or other project personnel. May also contact client, supplier quality personnel and regulatory personnel as directed by a Project QA Manager or Senior QA Manager.

  • Participates in the implementation of the quality assurance program/plan on an assigned project or on staff functions. Functions on a project assignment either in a permanent or project office or at a construction or plant site.

  • Participates in a staff function either in QA program development/implementation/maintenance or in management audits.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Implements the QA program/plan for a project at an assigned location.

  • Ensures timely and effective implementation of a project quality assurance program/plan as directed by the Project QA Manager or Senior QA Manager.

  • Assigns work to and supervises the activities of assigned QA personnel.

  • Initiates performance evaluations of assigned QA personnel.

  • Directs the implementation of the project monitoring/auditing program at the assigned construction or plant site or project/permanent office location.

  • Prepares quality assurance audit checklists and participates in audits.

  • Provides recommendations to project personnel to correct quality deficiencies.

  • Represents the project during audits by management, the client and regulatory agencies as requested by the Project QA Manager or Senior QA Manager.

  • Identifies and reports conditions that require corrective action by management and follows up to ensure completion.

  • Initiates stop work when authorized.

  • Follows up on actions taken in response to audit findings to ensure adequate close out.

  • Provides on-the-job training for assigned QA personnel.

  • Prepares QA procedures for review, approval and issuance in accordance with approved procedures.

  • Prepares revisions/amendments for the project QA program/plan for review, approval and issuance.

  • Reviews quality related procedures and manuals developed by other departments, suppliers and subcontractors for conformance to project QA program/plan requirements.

  • Reviews and reports on the impact of new or revised regulatory requirements on the project QA program/plan.

  • Reviews selected project procurement documents to ensure the inclusion of applicable quality requirements.

  • Reviews project system documentation packages for completion prior to system turnover to the client.

  • Monitors adherence to the established project QA budget as directed.

  • Performs supplier/subcontractor qualification surveys, reviews requests for proposals, evaluates bid documents, reviews supplier/subcontractor quality programs, performs source inspections, surveillances and quality audits.

Job Knowledge:

  • Technical knowledge in the application of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, or decommissioning practices sufficient to comprehend specified engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, decommissioning, and regulatory requirements.

  • Knowledge of the quality assurance principles and their application to engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, or decommissioning.

  • Knowledge of the application of corrective actions to resolve nonconforming conditions.

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and functions which impact the QA program/plan.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Grade 26: BS degree in a related field and 9 years of relevant work experience or in lieu of degree, 15 years of directly related work experience

  • Grade 27: BS degree in a related field and 13 years of relevant work experience or in lieu of degree, 19 years of directly related work

  • Must be a US citizen.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organization and schedule compliance

  • A high level of personal motivation, high standards, and the ability to work within changing situations to meet short deadlines

  • Ability to develop knowledge of company policies and practices regarding personnel action.

  • Proficiency in oral and written communication.

  • Proficiency in providing direction and on the job training to assigned personnel.

  • Proficiency in the use of a PC computer and Microsoft software.

  • Experience in Nuclear Quality requirements based programs (e.g. ASME NQA-1)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in nuclear construction projects.

  • Strong technical background in construction engineering or related fields.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of DOE policies, procedures and requirements in areas associated with issues management and assessments is preferred.

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.

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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.