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Fire Protection Engineer, WTP

Company: Bechtel
Location: Richland
Posted on: October 3, 2019

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Recruiter Bechtel Location Richland, Washington Salary Competitive Posted 24 Sep 2019 Closes 24 Oct 2019 Ref ********** Sector Engineering Category HSE/Health and Safety, Skilled Trades Contract Type Permanent Hours Full Time You need to sign in or create an account to save Requisition ID: ****** 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. Role Overview Position is long-term, direct employment while working as an analyst for the Fire Hazards Analysis team supporting the design, construction, and commissioning of the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). You will be preparing fire hazards analyses, technical reports and supporting studies and design documentation, and performing calculations using engineering software. The ideal candidate will have experience in process and fire protection system design, and will be capable of developing fire hazards analyses design documents that incorporate the applicable design requirements, including nuclear safety requirements. You will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines and the client in development of the design. Position Description: Executes assignments in Fire Protection Engineering within the government services business unit. Has technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, and coordinating Fire Protection issues. Position Responsibilities: Support a group of fire hazards analysts in the development and maintenance of the fire hazards analysis program for the WTP facilities utilizing recognized fire protection industry approaches, methodologies, calculations, and analyses, including advanced fire modeling. Support project needs for design, design review, installation, commissioning, code interpretations, and walk downs at the WTP facility as needed to support project deadlines. principles of fire safety in the development and maintenance of the fire hazards analysis program. Support Construction and Operations on an as needed basis. Interface with internal customers, as required, for the design, installation, and testing of the passive and active fire protection systems and components. Support the development of fire protection components of authorization basis documents and other safety submittals. Support DOE and external regulatory agency reviews of fire protection aspects of design and installation on WTP. Perform Fire Protection reviews to determine compliance with applicable DOE orders, NFPA standards, model building codes, and FM standards. Provide technical guidance in the development of fire protection equivalencies to the DOE standards, building code, and NFPA codes and standards. Provide technical guidance in review of engineering analyses and engineering judgments for alternative fire barrier systems, opening protectives, and penetration firestops. Support alignment of fire protection systems design and installation with requirements identified in upper tier requirements in Authorization Basis Documents, facility Fire Hazards Analysis documents, and Engineering Basis of Design documents. Develop and maintain fire hazards analysis for WTP facilities utilizing recognized fire protection industry approaches, methodologies, calculations and analysis including advanced fire modeling . Basic Qualifications BS degree in Engineering (Fire Protection, Mechanical or related), from an accredited university. Possess legal right to work and remain in US without sponsorship. Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Minimum Qualifications Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to utilize office automation tools effectively. Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards. Broad knowledge of application of Fire Protection engineering design principles. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of fire, life safety, and building codes - including UL and FM standards. Preferred Qualifications Experience as a fire protection engineer at a major commercial, industrial, or nuclear facility with a strong background in fire suppression and fire alarm system design. Experience working on DOE or DOD government projects, including experience with DOE Fire safety requirements (DOE STD-1066, DOE Order 420.1) Experience with fire modeling using Consolidated Model of Fire and Smoke Transport (CFAST), and Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS). Experience in nuclear or chemical process facilities, codes and standards for hazardous materials, and safety regulatory compliance is helpful. 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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Sign up for job alertsGet new jobs for this search by emailEmail jobs

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