Bechtel Corporation Project Systems Safety Engineer, WTCC (207208) in Richland, Washington

  • Requisition ID: 207208

  • Position Title: Project Systems Safety Engineer, WTCC (207208)

  • Project: WTCC

  • 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 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 cleanupprojects. 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.

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. Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work weekends as needed. 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.

Role Overview:

Develops and supervises the implementation of Project System Safety Program/Plan in accordance with the ES&H Core Processes, applicable governmental regulations/requirements, and client requirements. Develops and implements project specific safety design criteria and specifications in coordination with engineering. Performs and/or facilitates various hazard analysis efforts required by the design and service requirements of the project/process.

Principal Responsibilities:

1. Provides technical assistance/guidance to engineering, construction, and startup regarding operability safety.

2. Develops and supervises the implementation of the Project System Safety Plan for a specific project or facility in accordance with the ES&H Procedures and Core Processes, client and/or host country requirements, and applicable government regulations/requirements.

3. Develops, reviews, edits and supervises the maintenance of the project ES&H databases for Hazard Tracking and Corrective Action Tracking.

4. Develops, analyzes and integrates process safety information into studies and reports.

5. Interacts with design, engineering, construction, and operations personnel to identify causal factors and develops recommendations to mitigate identified hazards and risks associated with project operations, equipment, software and/or facilities.

6. Performs advanced predictive assessments and hazard analyses of subsystem and system hardware, processes, equipment, software and logic for project or facility operations.

7. Supervises and conducts activities to confirm issue/hazard resolution for closure of risk reduction activities.

8. Coordinates the distribution of information relative to hazard identification, hazard resolution schedules and tracks issues to closure.

9. Interacts with responsible parties to affect timely resolution of issues and to inform management if appropriate resolution is not achieved.

10. Interprets the requirements of the Bechtel Core Processes for project risk reduction applications.

11. Remains cognizant of applicable federal, state, local, and/or host country system safety regulations and requirements as they apply to projects and facilities. Disseminates information on new/revised regulations to engineering, construction, field managers and safety personnel.

12. Conducts cross-training of other personnel in professional or discipline-specific skills, techniques and procedures.

13. Implements, supervises, and conducts project awareness activities and toolbox sessions for project/facility manual/non-manual personnel as requested/

14. Interprets national and international recognized ES&H standards and applies them to projects and facilities. Integrates these standards with client and/or host country requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Related Bachelors Degree from an accredited university in science/engineering and 6+ years of related, progressive experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in developing and implementing process system safety programs on projects or facilities.

  • Experience in developing and supervising the implementation of a Hazard Analysis System, Project System Safety Plan, risk assessment program and a Hazard/Mitigation Tracking System.

  • Experience in analyzing risk factors using quantification and/or qualification techniques.

  • Ability to integrate Bechtel risk assessment/reduction processes into project specific applications; ability to develop, analyze and integrate information into studies and reports.

  • Working knowledge of governmental standards, rules and regulations, and experience in applying them on projects or facilities.

  • Knowledge of technical vocabularies and terminology common to system safety, industrial hygiene, health physics, safety engineering, and environmental compliance.

  • Knowledge of database applications to process system safety programs.

  • Advanced knowledge of software applications especially tracking and reporting applications, creating spreadsheets with mathematical functions, and developing presentations and reports.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Typically possesses certification in Systems Safety specialty from a nationally or internationally recognized certifying body.

  • 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 DOE badge for access to the Hanford Site.

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.

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