Bechtel Corporation Systems Engineer (212296) in Richland, Washington

  • Requisition ID: 212296

  • Position Title: Systems Engineer, WTP (212296)

  • 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 Job Responsibilities (may include but not limited to):

This position reports to the System Engineering Manager or their designee in the WTP Design Authority Engineering organization and supports development of Facility Descriptions, System Descriptions, Test Acceptance Criteria and requirements management initiatives for the WTP.

  • Support defining facility/system design requirements.

  • Research and document system operations and limits from the review of design and basis documents and from discussions with system designers.

  • Establish means of verifying requirements implementation, including acceptance criteria.

  • Prepare system and facility design criteria documents.

  • Support system-level design verification, requirements verification, test requirements specification, and requirements flowdown and traceability.

  • Perform impact analyses for proposed requirement changes.

  • Perform periodic assessments to validate implementation and traceability of requirements into design.

  • Coordinate and facilitate technical discussions to resolve system design issues.

  • Travel is required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in systems engineering or a related engineering field (e.g. Chemical, Mechanical, or Nuclear Engineering) from an accredited university or college with at least 1 year of relevant technical experience.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Must have or be able to obtain Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) certification within 12 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess an awareness of environmental and nuclear regulations and their influence on design.

  • Basic understanding of Systems Engineering principles and methods, requirements management principles, and methods.

  • International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Certification

  • EIT or PE License in a Mechanical, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering.

  • Experience with systems engineering on DOE or DOD projects.

  • Familiarity with implementation of nuclear safety and requirements in design.

  • Experience working on a large, complex EPC contract.

  • Experience working with requirements management databases.

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.