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Bechtel Corporation Senior Contractor Assurance Specialist in Richland, Washington

Requisition ID: 264353

  • Relocation Authorized: International - Family

  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework

  • Work Location: Richland, WA

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.

Position Summary

Participates in the implementation of the Quality and Contractor Assurance programs and processes in a staff or project role. The quality program consists of quality assurance, supplier qualification, contractor assurance, training, requirements management, and continuous improvement. The Contractor Assurance Specialist will report to the Contractor Assurance System (CAS) Manager in the Quality Assurance Organization and will support the maintenance, development, and implementation of the WTP Contractor Assurance program. 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. 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.


  • Leads cross-functional teams for various business functions (e.g. assessments, corrective action management).

  • Monitors and evaluates project execution/implementation of the Contractor Assurance program.

  • Develops and monitors contractor assurance metrics for trending and identification of issues.

  • Prepares and/or presents on Contractor Assurance program requirements and initiatives.

  • Develops and maintains project Contractor Assurance documents.

  • Assists in the preparation and/or review of procedures, plans, and reports.

  • Works with multi-discipline teams to review and report on new or revised regulatory requirements and their impact on the established Contractor Assurance program.

  • Develops and follows up on actions taken in response to assessment findings to assure adequacy of completed corrective actions.

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with designated client personnel.

  • Supports software upgrades, application functional maintenance activities, lifecycle documentation development support, application testing, and user guide and FAQ development.

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or technical discipline, or computer science from an accredited university or college with 6 years of progressive experience in a field of engineering. In lieu of formal degree, a minimum of 12 years of progressive experience in engineering, environmental, procurement, construction or quality assurance.

Additional Qualifications

  • Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.

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

  • Knowledge of a recognized relevant assurance standards/orders (e.g. NQA-1, ISO 9001, DOE O 210.2A, DOE O 226.1B, DOE O 425.1D) and their application to Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning, and Operations.

  • Experience with software maintenance and development, including testing and verification activities.

  • Experience utilizing SaaS software for quality, safety, and/or closed loop corrective action management processes.

  • Ability to work closely with technical teams, senior leadership, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders in developing and managing Contractor Assurance system/processes.

  • Technical knowledge in Assurance processes sufficient to comprehend the application of and relationships

  • Technical and quality requirements.

  • Demonstrated ability with oral and written communications.

  • Ability to use a computer and intermediate skills in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.

  • Knowledge of monitoring performance, analyzing issues, reporting on progress to appropriate levels of management, and making recommendations for actions to improve Contractor Assurance implementation.

  • Knowledge of Management Assessment conduct and administration.

  • Knowledge of Operating Experience/Lessons Learned processes.

  • Knowledge of Trending, Metrics, and Benchmarking practices.

  • Knowledge of Corrective Action/Issues Management processes.

  • Knowledge of nonconformance and deficiency reports for nonconforming or deficient items.

  • Root/Apparent Cause Analysis training.

  • 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.

  • Working knowledge of database management and web development tools (preferably Net, ASP, SQL, HTML, Java Script and Oracle suite).

  • Knowledge of software testing and test plan development.


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.