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Bechtel Corporation Automation Specialist in Richland, Washington

Requisition ID: 267023

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

  • Grade: 23-24

  • Position to be Panel Interviewed? No

  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework

  • Work Location: Richland, WA

  • Employee Referral Amount:

  • Salary Range: $67,848 - $118,932 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant. A 15% salary uplift is provided on top of base salary for positions that are worked in New York City or San Francisco, which is subject to change depending on market conditions.) .

Project Overview:

Bechtel is a global engineering, construction and project management company that has “built the world” for more than 120 years, having constructed Hoover Dam, the English Channel Tunnel, entire cities in the Middle East, the second-largest solar thermal power project in the world, and millions of miles of roads and pipelines. We produce a lasting, positive legacy by creating jobs, growing economies, connecting communities to resources, shoring up and expanding infrastructure, and making the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.

Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest.

Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland.

This position is a full-time role that offers part-time telework flexibility in the Richland, Washington project office. This position works a 9/80 schedule, with two days per week working in the office and every other Friday off.

Position Description:

As a Procurement Systems Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting the Procurement Systems application suite and associated systems by monitoring the operations of computer hardware and software.

You will also be responsible for analyzing operational problems and taking corrective action as applicable to resolve issues. This role requires daily interface with personnel with varying functions assigned to the WTP Project and will provide advice to users on correct software usage and conducts training classes as required. Performs administrative duties of moderate complexity, which entail knowledge of, and adherence to, established procedures and best practices.


  • Coordinates support and technical issues with other Procurement Systems personnel and where necessary, with the Corporate Procurement Systems group.

  • Installs Procurement Systems software components, performs upgrades, and provides ongoing technical support.

  • Initiates requests for resolution of both hardware and software problems encountered during implementation and operations of Procurement Systems applications.

  • Supports global business unit and project personnel in the use of Procurement System applications, including any requirements involving set-up and training.

  • Assists with analyzing and resolving problems related to hardware, software or network related errors.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows based, networked, computing environments, including operating system configurations, network share creation and client rollout and implementation.

  • Experience with web-based computing environments including creation and maintenance of basic web services.

  • Advanced knowledge of standard office productivity tools, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access, and including simple table, query, report and macro design.

  • Experience with relational database design.

  • Experience with Structured Query Language

  • Knowledge of other standard applications used by Engineering, Procurement and Construction, including, but not limited to: Bechtel Procurement System (BPS), Oracle EBS, BI reporting tools such as SSRS and Power BI, Databroker, Bechtel Digital Supply Chain (DSC)

  • Knowledge of relational databases concepts, including logical sorting and selection criteria specification.

  • Experience and knowledge of data processing operations.

  • Experience with typical and advanced troubleshooting techniques.

  • Knowledge of Procurement process

  • Experience in analyzing project application requirements and implementation.

  • Experience with quality customer service

  • Experience in dealing with rapid shifts in priorities.

  • Knowledge of and experience in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction projects.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Level 1 : Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Supply Chain Management, Business Law, or related with at least 1 year of relative work experience OR in lieu of degree, a minimum of 7 years of relative work experience.

  • Level 2 : Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Supply Chain Management, Business, Law or related with at least 3 years of relative work experience OR in lieu of degree, a minimum of 9 years of relative work experience.

  • Experience with relational database design.

  • Experience with Structured Query Language.

  • Experience with quality customer service.

  • Experience with typical and advanced troubleshooting techniques.

  • 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.

  • Possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.

Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position. Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.

At Bechtel, our employees enjoy a competitive total rewards package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, along with optional disability and supplemental insurance options, generous paid time off, paid holidays, paid parental leave, discretionary bonuses, and a well-designed 401K plan with matching and profit-sharing components.

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; Energy; 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.

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 and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.