Bechtel Corporation Sr Field Engineer, Welding, WTCC in Richland, Washington

  • Requisition ID: 217758

  • Position Title: Sr Field Engineer, Welding, WTCC

  • Project: Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC)

  • Location: [[location]]

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

  • 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.

The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) is a limited liability corporation created by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) and AECOM. WTCC is a subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to deliver the construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning activities for the WTP project.

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. (day shift) or 5:30 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. (night shift). Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work overtime and weekends as needed.

Role Overview

Interface with Corporate welding group to maintain the Welding Control Manual for the project, including Welding Procedure Specifications (WPSs), Procedure Qualification Records (PQRs), and General Welding Standards (GWSs) in accordance with applicable Engineering Specifications and welding codes such as ASME B31.3, ASME Section IX, AWS D1.1, AWS D1.4, and AWS D1.6.

  • Coordinate the review of Welding Control Manual documents with required reviewers including QC and Engineering.

  • Work with PDC to issue Welding Control Manual documents for the WTP project.

  • Review vendor welding drawings and details in accordance with applicable engineering specifications and welding codes

  • Review subcontractor submittals related to welding in accordance with applicable engineering specifications and welding codes

  • Represent construction on technical welding problems and interface with Engineering to resolve these issues.

  • Evaluate welding related items for Condition Reports (CRs), and nonconformance’s (CDRs and NCRs).

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Construction, Welding, or a related discipline from an accredited university and 6 years of experience as a welding/NDE engineer, welding inspector, quality control inspector, or quality assurance inspector. In lieu of a degree, 12 years of experience as a welding/NDE engineer, welding inspector, quality control inspector, or quality assurance inspector.

Minimum Qualifications

  • NDE experience with piping and structural welds for compliance with procedures, drawings, specifications, and codes (e.g. ASME B31.3, ASME Section V, ASME Section VIII, AWS D1.1).

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, 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.

  • Must be computer literate in word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications

  • Proficiency in oral and written communications

  • Excellent organization skills

  • Requires the ability to receive direction from multiple sources and effectively establish priorities

  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task required

  • Nuclear Construction experience

  • Welding/NDE Documentation experience

  • NDE procedure experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior government experience

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

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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.

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