Bechtel Corporation Control Systems Engineering Specialist, WTP (211700) in Reston, Virginia

  • Requisition ID: 211700

  • Position Title: Control Systems Engineering Specialist, WTP (211700)

  • Project: WTP

  • Location: Reston, VA

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

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

  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, 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:

  • Develops, reviews and coordinates documents with suppliers, other disciplines and customers.

  • Coordinates technical issues with Senior engineers.

  • Proficient with basic engineering deliverables such as drawings, specifications and calculations.

  • Knowledgeable of major regulations and industry codes and standards applicable to Instrumentation and Controls. Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements in the preparation of Control Systems design products.

  • Responsible for activities such as marking up Piping & Instrument Diagrams and Logic Diagrams for control and instrumentation requirements, developing instrument data sheets, and supporting generation of Material Requisitions. 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.

  • 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, Chemical, Computer or Electro-Mech engineering with 1 year of related Experience.

  • Must have 1 year of experience in Control Systems Engineering developing documentation for Final Design.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Familiar with design of nuclear facilities.

  • Familiar with design of Safety Instrumented Systems and on Microsoft office programs and other computer programs.

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

  • 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:

  • Previous Bechtel and/or DOD or DOE project experience

  • Experience implementing DOE Std. 1195 and ISA S84

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

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

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.

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.