Bechtel Corporation HVAC Engineer, WTP (211741) in Richland, Washington

  • Requisition ID: 211741

  • Position Title: HVAC Engineer, WTP (211741)

  • Project: WTP

  • 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

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 Scope:

You will be working as part of the Mechanical Systems team designing and/or procuring the plant systems. You will be preparing technical reports and studies and design documentation, performing calculations using engineering software, and preparing specifications for complex mechanical equipment and supporting systems. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in HVAC system design and will be capable of developing design documents, including ventilation 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. Experience in procurement of packaged equipment is a plus.

The primary role is to collect the process, safety, and other requirements for the HVAC systems and design the system and specify the equipment to meet the applicable requirements. The 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 mechanical systems engineer prepares reports and studies in resolving open technical issues related to the process systems. The 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 mechanical systems engineer supports the associated safety analyses and hazards evaluations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering from an accredited university or college with 1 plus years of related experience.

  • Related experience includes, but is not limited to, experience in Ventilation and Instrument Diagram (V&ID) development, HVAC system design, heat transfer and thermodynamic calculations, and HVAC equipment specification development for waste processing, nuclear, refinery, power, or chemical process facilities.

  • Possess the right to work in the United States without sponsorship

  • Must be able to obtain site security badge for access to work site.

  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and a background check for DOE security clearance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Understanding of construction roles, practices, and economics.

  • Practical work experience in equipment design and procurement.

  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards.

  • Knowledge of engineering planning and control methods including computerized methods.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineers license in Mechanical, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering.

  • Previous WTP experience.

  • Knowledge of Bechtel Corporate guides and standards and relevant CAD, CAE, and Bechtel standard computer applications.

  • Experience with the Bechtel Procurement System (BPS).

  • Understanding of ASME NQA-1 requirements for procurement.

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.