Bechtel Corporation Mechanical Engineer-SDC, PCAPP (216897) in Reston, Virginia

  • Requisition ID: 216897

  • Position Title: Mechanical Engineer-SDC, PCAPP (216897)

  • Project: PCAPP

  • Location: Reston, VA

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Single

  • Position to be Panel Interviewed? No

  • US Citizenship Required: Yes

  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, background check

Project Background

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) approximately 25 miles from Pueblo, Colorado. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The PCAPP plant began the operations and munition destruction phase as of September 2016.

Candidates for unescorted access to the Chemical Limited Area must successfully clear National Agency Check with Local Check (NACLC). All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be physically fit and able to work safely at an operating plant. Eligible applicants must be a US Citizen and successfully go through a government screening process. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.

Role Overview

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is looking for a Mechanical Engineer-SDC at the Reston, VA location to join the PCAPP SDC Engineer Team. This position will report to the Project Engineer-SDC.

This PCAPP position falls under the scope of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA). The SCA requires PCAPP to provide employees with benefits and wages no less than the amounts the Department of Labor has established for the location and classification in which the employee will be working.

This is an anticipated 6-9-month short-term assignment with a 4-10s schedule. The work hours are from 6:30am 5:00pm Monday Thursday. This position may require additional overtime hours as deemed necessary.

Principle responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluates, selects, and applies standard mechanical engineering methods, techniques, procedures and criteria, using independent judgment. Performs assignments, which have clear and specific objectives and require the investigation of a limited number of variables.

  • Performs work involving the preparation, interpretation or review of calculations, Piping and instrumentation diagrams, drawings, line, valve and equipment lists, specifications, datasheets, plans, procurement documents, and/or system descriptions for systems with moderate complexity under the supervision of a Lead Engineer or Supervisor. Supports work on Inspec database to support issuance of documents.

  • Participates in the following as assigned: Equipment design and development; System design, including concept sketches and layouts; Testing of materials; Reviewing and checking designs, drawings and data generated by other engineers or generated by suppliers; Preparation, or review, of engineering studies and reports; Preparation, or review, of material quantity estimates; Preparation and disposition of Field Change Requests (FCR) and Supplier Deviation Disposition Requests (SDDR); Preparation and disposition of Nonconformance Reports (NCR) and supports closure of actions on Corrective Action Reports (CAR).

  • Assists in preparation of forecasts, quantity take-offs and change orders.

  • Prepare Engineering Performance and Progress Reports (cost and schedule) for Mechanical Engineering activities.

  • Reviews submittals, from equipment manufacturers or subcontractors, of a moderate degree of complexity. Prepares comments and recommendations. Interfaces with vendors.

  • Respond to formal Requests for Information from vendors or Field Change Requests from the Construction organization. Prepare/Respond to Deficiency Reports for equipment and material defects. Prepare Corrective Action Plans to address deficiencies.

  • Participates in field walkdowns

  • Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

  • Day to day responsibilities may include support to: procurement, construction, startup and commissioning, and/or operations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university and 1 year of relevant, professional work experience as an engineer

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any security clearances required for this position according to Army Regulation 50-6 (Chemical Surety). *

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficient in computer applications and operating systems including: knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Access.

  • Skilled in oral and written communications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree preferred

  • Familiarity with common engineering tools such as MathCad, AutoCad, Finite Element Analysis tools, Computational Fluid Dynamics tools, etc

This project is subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship.

The following Surety Program marked with an “x” apply to this job:

_X____ None / No Program

_____ This position is designated as a Chemical Duty Position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

____ This position is designated as an Unescorted Access Position (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

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