Bechtel Corporation Sr. Control Systems Engineering Specialist, WTP (214062) in Richland, Washington

  • Requisition ID: 214062

  • Position Title: Sr. Control Systems Engineering Specialist, WTP (214062)

  • Project: WTP

  • Location: Richland, WA

  • Relocation Authorized: None

  • Position to be Panel Interviewed? No

  • Work Authorization: Possess right to work in the US without sponsorship

  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen and background check

Project Overview:

Bechtel is designing, constructing, and commissioning the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington State. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 56 million gallons (212 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 cleanup project is one of DOE’s most technically challenging and the largest undertaking of its kind—equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. The construction site spans 65 acres (26 hectares) and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, high-level waste vitrification, and the analytical laboratory as well as operations and maintenance buildings, utilities, and other support facilities.

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. Extended hours as needed.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and prepares higher tier engineering documents and drawings related to the Control Systems engineering discipline.

  • Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements in the preparation of Control Systems design products.

  • Activities include the following (but not limited to): coordination with other engineering disciplines, review project design criteria, vendor drawings/manuals, Piping & Instrument Diagrams (P & IDs) and Mechanical System Descriptions to determine control and instrumentation functional requirements, selection of instrumentation in conjunction with process and mechanical requirements, prepare Digital Logic Diagrams and Functional Block Diagrams, prepare Document Change Notices, markup the P&IDs to add control functionality for intermediate/advanced process control systems.

  • Coordinates technical issues with Startup & Commissioning and provides assistance to Construction in the field.

  • Contributes to maintaining the project’s instrument database using automated tools and has knowledge of the applicability of information to be populated in the instrument database.

  • Achieves work process improvement and promotes continuous work process improvement. The Engineer

  • shall champion non-proprietary electronic data interchange and integrate automation technology where ever practical.

  • Demonstrate leadership qualities with emphasis on continuous improvement and team building, and interpersonal communication skills.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical sciences or equivalent degree plus a minimum of 9 years of related professional design experience. In lieu of a degree, 15 years of progressive related professional design experience.

  • Must have 6 years of experience developing, checking and reviewing Control Systems Engineering documentation for detail design.

  • Hands on Microsoft office programs and other computer programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Familiar with design of nuclear facilities.

  • Familiar with process control system software development

  • Candidate has excellent written and oral communication abilities along with effective presentation skills.

  • Working knowledge of VISIO CADD and/or PDS 2D.

  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint.

  • Knowledge of Control Systems Engineering work processes, procedures, specifications.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Software Quality Assurance and Configuration Management

  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOD or DOE project experience

  • Prior work experience with cost variance analysis.

  • Ability to make calculations and perform analyses in support of design engineering, material quantity take-off and statistical data.

  • PE Registration.

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

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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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. at

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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.