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Amentum Principal Electrical Engineer in Richland, Washington

Title Principal Electrical Engineer

Position Number 39183

Company WA River Protection Solutions

City/State Richland, WA

Location 200E

Posted 07/10/2024

Closes 07/24/2024

Regular/Temporary Regular

Full/Part-Time Full-Time

Job Responsibilities/Duties

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is the tank farm operating contractor at the Hanford Site located in Richland, WA. The WRPS mission is to safely store, retrieve, and treat 56 million gallons of legacy radioactive and hazardous waste. This complex mission spans all competencies of engineering/science accomplished through a highly integrated organization engineering organization. Engineering at WRPS consists of process engineering, design engineering, nuclear safety, plant/system engineering, construction project engineering, procurement engineering, process and control system engineering, engineering standards/program implementation, and the Chief Technology Office. These areas support all areas of the tank farm mission including Retrievals, Production Operations, Field Projects, Waste Feed Delivery Projects, and long-term innovations.

The Electrical Engineer will serve as a project engineer supporting a variety of Tank Farm projects with a focus on electrical and Instrumentation & Control (I&C) design. The engineer will serve as both the sole engineer as well as part of a team of engineers on larger projects that encompass multiple engineering disciplines. Typical tasks include reviewing and revising electrical drawings, creating, editing and modifying Engineering Change Notices (ECNs), Drawing Change Notices (DCNs) and Modification Travelers. Additionally, the engineer will be responsible for troubleshooting errors and issues in the field and determining a recommended path forward. The engineer will work with the Project Manager as well as internal and external design firms. The engineer will be involved in the start-up, testing and commissioning of new systems and technology.

  • Act as a fully competent engineer in the functional and technical area of assignments. Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation or modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field of engineering including a general knowledge of related disciplines.

  • Prepare technical manuals, reports, procedures and deliver technical presentations to engineering, operations, projects, and customer organizations.

  • Develop and sustain productive customer relationships.

  • Support preparation of Statements of Work, design products, procurements, specifications, etc.

  • Prepare and approve Engineering documents, evaluations, and calculations.

  • Ability to execute tasks with minimal oversight

  • Ability to solve highly technical problems

The engineer will be expected to complete WRPS' Engineering Technical Staff, Project Engineer and Design Authority (DA) qualification and eventually take over the Project DA on moderate to large infrastructure projects.

Required Qualifications

Grade 19:

Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electrical Engineering; with

Nine (9) years of related experience

Grade 20:

Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electrical Engineering; with

Ten (10) years of related experience

Note the essential duties for this grade level are like that of the previous grade level, however the scope of responsibility is larger, and the expected level of performance is increased.

Grade 21:

Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electrical Engineering; with

Twelve (12) years of related experience

Note the essential duties for this grade level are like that of the previous grade level, however the scope of responsibility is significantly larger, and the expected level of performance is greatly increased.

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiar with TOC procedures and SmartPlant (SPF)

  • Previous experience as a Project Engineer

  • Familiar with NEC

Depending on the nature of your employment with WRPS, you can expect the following:

  • A business casual dress work environment: jeans are permissible (restrictions may apply).

  • Opportunity for work/life balance: a standard 4 x 10 work schedule, allowing more personal time to enjoy life outside of the office (other schedules and/or shift work may be required).

  • Many positions (non-bargaining) allow for a hybrid work environment, a combination of in-office and telework (restrictions may apply).

Compensation & Benefits

Grade 19:

Hiring Range Minimum: $114,475

Hiring Range Maximum: $144,325

Grade 20:

Hiring Range Minimum: $126,025

Hiring Range Maximum: $158,875

Grade 21:

Hiring Range Minimum: $138,700

Hiring Range Maximum: $174,900

WRPS offers a comprehensive benefits package to include medical/dental/vision, short-and long-term disability, life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, and paid time off. For a full list of benefits please visit

In accordance with the company's philosophy on compensation for exempt and salaried non-exempt employees, WRPS takes into consideration a variety of factors when determining initial salary to include assigned job scope and responsibility, a candidate's qualifications as compared to internal comparators performing in a similar role, and the external labor market. A salary offer will be made within the targeted hiring range posted. Note a candidate's prior salary history will not be taken into consideration.

Relocation Funding Provided Yes

U.S. Citizenship Required Yes

Clearance Required No

Job Classification Exempt

Shift Work Required No

This contractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR ยงยง 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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