Posted on: October 11, 2020
Radiological Engineer (230530)
- Requisition ID: 230530
- Position Title: Radiological Engineer (230530)
- Project: WTCC
- Posting End Date: 08/31/2020
- Location: Richland, WA
- Relocation Authorized: National - Family
- 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 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, other support facilities. 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.
This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north
of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Extended work weeks and/or extended hours may be required or
authorized to support the schedule.
Develops health physics, radiological air sampling, assessment or
instrumentation processes for projects or programs, and/or
operating facilities under the direction of assigned supervisor.
With minimal oversight, develops programs and processes requiring
judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation
of health physics and radiological engineering techniques,
controls, procedures, and criteria. Devises new cost-effective
approaches to solving problems.
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Physics,
Engineering, or related science, plus 6 years of experience. At
least 12 years of appropriate training and experience commensurate
with the responsibilities of the position may be considered in lieu
of a degree.
- Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality
Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the
performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the
- Provide technical support for assigned aspects of Radiological
Control Program implementation to assure federal, state, and WTP
requirements regarding radiation exposure to site personnel and the
general public are followed.
- Promptly resolve program implementation issues by teaming with
WTP management and facility staff to identify compliant,
- Serve as a subject area technical expert for assigned
- Develop/review technical documents and procedures for assigned
- Perform radiological work planning for assigned facilities and
- Provide oversight of radiological field operations to assure
operating facilities remain compliant with WTP
- Provide guidance and information to facility staff on emerging
issues pertaining to Radiological Control Program
- Support the resolution of corrective actions and assist in the
investigation of radiological incidents.
- This job description is not intended to include every duty,
task or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other
tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department
(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual
- Minimum of 7 years' experience in operational Radiation
Protection and Health Physics with BS degree; 3 years' experience
with MS degree.
- Possesses expert knowledge of health physics with significant
knowledge of applied health physics/radiation protection principles
and practices, standards and requirements.
- Experienced in Radiation Protection Program development and/or
implementation within the DOE complex.
- Experienced in resolving radiological issues with management
and facility staff.
- Experienced in several areas from the following list - ALARA,
assessments, radiological air sampling, instrumentation,
- Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen,
physical, 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.
- Must be computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Suite
- Possess the right to work and remain in the US without
- Active certification as CHP or RRPT.
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.
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, physical or mental disability,
citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran
status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected
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