Bechtel Corporation Employee Concerns Specialist, WTP (207482) in Richland, Washington

  • Requisition ID: 207482

  • Position Title: Employee Concerns Specialist, WTP (207482)

  • Project: Waste Treatment Plant (WTP)

  • 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

Bechtel is designing, constructing, and commissioning the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state. The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plan will use vitrification technology to process and solidify 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 project is the largest undertaking of its kind and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects. 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, and other support facilities.

Position located in Richland WA is on a 9-80’s schedule, M-Th 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, working Fridays 7:00am-3:30pm, with alternating Fridays off.

Role Overview

Achieves resolution to Employee Concerns problems by conducting investigative fact findings, working with employees and managers to collect, evaluate and communicate relevant information and makes decisions on the appropriate corrective actions, if necessary. Conducts annual reviews of the Employee Concerns Program and its functions, including program development, regulatory environment, litigation response, training, policies and investigations. Takes necessary steps to continually improve the Employee Concerns Program.

Reports to and receives functional guidance and direction from responsible supervisor or manager. May exercise supervision as assigned. Daily contact with project employees, project functional managers and other project Employee Concerns personnel. Maintains contact with applicable local government agencies and professional associations. Occasional contact with Employee Concerns Program personnel at other companies. Maintains contact, as appropriate, with representatives from the Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and other governmental entities.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Conducts and manages complex investigations consistent with applicable Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) orders, guides, regulations, and contract requirements.

  • May develop Employee Concerns Program policies and procedures consistent with contract requirement and evolving regulations.

  • Makes appropriate recommendations to management to resolve employee concerns.

  • Develops leading indicators for employee concerns and monitors metrics and trends to improve processes and management of concerns including heading off potential issues.

  • Makes recommendations based on data analysis/trends and use of problem solving methods.

  • Prepares employee concerns reports for local government organizations.

  • Communicates with internal and external project contacts regarding employee concerns issues and initiatives.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

  • Answers internal inquiries about the Employee Concerns Program, educating employees and managers on the program.

  • Develops and delivers related training.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited university or college in Business, Law, Engineering, or related field plus 9 years of related experience.

  • In lieu of degree, 15 years of progressive, related professional experience.

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to analyze and organize data and information gathered to support investigative findings.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Knowledge of Employee Concerns policies and practices.

  • Knowledge of employee concerns disciplines (Quality, Safety, health, Environmental, Waste-Fraud-Abuse, Security, Corruption, and Reprisal for engaging in protected activities).

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to analyze and organize data and information gathered to support investigative findings.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Broad knowledge of Employee Concerns policies and practices.

  • Knowledge of employee concerns disciplines (Quality, Safety, Health, Environmental, Waste-Fraud-Abuse, Security, Corruption and Reprisal for engaging in protected activities).

  • Knowledge of customer’s organization structures, and functions applicable to the Employee Concerns Program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in the government or nuclear power environment.

  • Broad knowledge of Bechtel’s organization structure, functions, and procedures.

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.