Bechtel Corporation Electrical Designer HLW, WTP (215189) in Richland, Washington

  • Requisition ID: 215189

  • Position Title: Electrical Designer HLW, WTP (215189)

  • Project: WTP

  • Location: Richland, WA

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

  • Position to be Panel Interviewed? No

  • 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 Responsibilities:

  • Electrical Physical Design (and circuit and raceway).

  • Responsible for raceway design, equipment location and layout, C&R schedule inputting and update, conduit and aboveground raceway design.

  • Works under the direction of senior engineers/designers.

  • Produces drawings and documentation in accordance with established design and scope including design of lighting, communications, grounding layout, grounding designs/calculations, and lightning protection systems.

  • Capable of independent creative design, with direction, using Bechtel and industry proven concepts, and procedures.

  • Ensures electrical systems designs comply with all applicable installation codes, regulations and standards.

Basic Qualifications:

  • AA/AS degree with a minimum 3 years of related design experience; or in lieu of diploma a high school degree or equivalent and a minimum of 7 years of related design experience.

  • Candidates possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have experience with an electronic Cable Management System, such as the SETROUTE program, and be able to input and complete corrections to the data base.

  • Must be able to collaborate well with other disciplines.

  • Ability to cope with conflicting deadlines, frequent interruptions and multiple tasks.

  • Excellent oral & written communications skills.

  • Proficient experience in Microsoft Office Suite programs.

  • Knowledge & application of NEC code and ANSI/IEEE Standards.

  • Must have proven 2D CADD skills.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on use or classes using in a 3D electrical model design platform and electrical 2D design.

  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOE project experience.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live. at

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.