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Bechtel Corporation High Level Waste Project Controls Manager, WTCC in Richland, Washington

Requisition ID: 275757

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project

  • Work Location: Richland, WA

  • Salary Range: $ $135,860 - $207,190 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant)

Project Overview

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 five major nuclear facilities Analytical Laboratory, Effluent Management Facility, High-Level Waste Vitrification, Low-Activity Waste Vitrification, and Pretreatment 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 Amentum. 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. The selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work night shift (5:30pm to 4:00am) and weekends as needed. This position may require additional overtime hours as deemed necessary.

Position Summary

The High Level Waste Project Controls Manager will be responsible for cost engineering, cost estimating, cost analysis/control, and planning/scheduling activities for a project that requires a high degree of technical skill and experience. Directs cost estimating, analysis, and control activities and schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, impact identification, and recovery plan development activities. Directs the preparation and presentation of on-project estimates and cost forecasts. Supports project organizational and administrative activities. Provides generally non-routine cost engineering/planning and scheduling guidance. Identifies, analyzes, and provides innovative solutions to cost engineering and planning/scheduling problems.


  • Responsible for effective execution of Project Controls programs on an assigned project in accordance with NS&E Project Controls Department Procedures.

  • Reviews and approves Earned Revenue Determination Data, Proposal Financial Summaries, Project Financial Status Reports, and Charge for Project Working Capital calculations for assigned projects.

  • Plans staffing needs for assigned projects.

  • Reviews contract drafts to ensure they include adequate cost and scope definition and meet Project Controls requirements.

  • Coordinates development of all data in support of negotiations.

  • Prepares, coordinates, and directs Project Controls presentations to Bechtel and client management, as required.

  • Participates in the development and training of assigned personnel and in the implementation of on-the-job and classroom training programs.

  • Performs personnel performance reviews and career counseling. Interviews candidates for employment and makes recommendations for employment decisions.

  • Directs project control activities. Develops, interprets, and executes policy, objectives, and standards applicable to cost and schedule control and analysis activities.

  • Prepares the Project Controls plan for assigned projects.

  • Maintains liaison with GBU functional management to coordinate workload and staffing plans, work processes, and procedures.

Qualifications & Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and at least 15 years of related professional experience, or in lieu of a degree, a high school diploma or equivalent and at least 21 years of related professional experience.

  • 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.

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

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience and demonstrated skill in directing cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, and cost analysis, in the field and the home office. Experience and demonstrated skill in directing, planning, and scheduling functions, including schedule development, control, and analysis, in the field and home office. Experience and demonstrated skill in establishing criteria for Project Controls activities.

  • Skilled in direction, personnel administration, and training of technical and nontechnical personnel.

  • Skilled in oral and written communication, with demonstrated ability to present Project Controls information to management/client.

  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing, and solving problems.

  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience. Knowledge of current industry and technical developments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Primavera P6 and Cobra software applications.

  • Previous government project Earned Value Management System experience on an Engineering, Procurement and Construction job.

  • Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities.

  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.

  • Proficiency in using multiple discipline specific applications (Cost processors, COBRA, Primavera, etc.).

  • Previous Waste Treatment Project (WTP) experience.

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 (160 hours annually, accrued 6.16 hours per pay period), nine 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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.