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Senior Startup Engineer DCS WTCC

Company: Bechtel
Location: Richland
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Startup Engineer DCS WTCC

Requisition ID: 230954

Requisition Posting End Date:

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.

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 (day shift) or 5:30 pm to 4:00 am (night shift). The selected applicant needs to be willing and able to work weekends as needed.

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.

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application, adaptation, and modification of standard techniques, guidelines, procedures, and criteria. Devises new approaches to startup, maintenance, operation, or testing.

Plans and coordinates independent work requiring judgment and experience in the application and substantial adaptation of operations and startup techniques. Devises new approaches to operations problems.

Provides startup, maintenance, operation or testing direction to subordinate senior startup engineers, engineers, technicians, crafts or others as assigned for specific projects or tasks.

Requires experience and demonstrated skill in handling work and a broad knowledge of precedents in the industry.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

· Develops and evaluates plans and criteria within a discipline or specialty for a variety of project activities; interprets new or special regulations, codes, standards, criteria and performance data relating to the specialty; provides technical advice and counsel on specific assignments; provides input and participates in special technical educational and training programs as directed; and performs field consulting services as required.

· In addition, applies specialized knowledge of startup methods to the solution of specific problems; provides the resolution of technical questions arising in the area of specialty; uses advanced startup engineering techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices of related sciences and disciplines.

· Participate in project planning meetings to coordinate the DCS commissioning team activities with the project goals; schedule work tasks & labor for DCS commissioning

· Prepare progress reports for project management review, describing item work-off, loop check count completion, logic check progress and activities planned next week;

· Control network set-up, administration and management; scheduled maintenance of DCS servers, system back-ups & network switches and routers. This requires proficiency and experience with ABB. System 800xA.

· Perform instrumentation and electrical loop checks and to troubleshoot DCS hardware/software issues.

· Perform logic development & testing to confirm that the as-shipped logic performs as per the system description and operation philosophy and to document the testing is complete.

· Work with package vendors/system test engineers to commission remote PLC systems including supporting control and instrumentation testing and commissioning MODBUS/TCIP, OPC, or GSM protocol datalinks back to the DCS.

· Monitor supplier TA activities to ensure proper charging of TA time (i.e.: ensure Bechtel is not charged for TA time spent addressing the vendor’s own issues). Plan work accordingly and control the expenditure of TA time to stay within the budget constraints for each PO; Reports and document vendor work activities on a daily basis in accordance with applicable procedures;

· Provide assistance to the training group on the project in the development of training program material intended for classroom and OJT training of client personnel; operator training in the operation and control of the plant and how to operate the unit the DCS graphics

· Complete testing per Bechtel standard and project specific procedures. Completes all test records, data sheets, etc. to fully document testing activities; supports commissioning activities via DCS controls for activities such as system and component testing, testing each individual piece of equipment for correct operation from the DCS, including valves, motors, heaters, analyzers and blowers.

· Provide input to engineering on revisions required to drawings, databases, vendor operating and maintenance manuals, etc. based on review of documents during development of the preoperational test procedures and execution of the commissioning to ensure all such documents are consistent; Prepare the necessary design change and non-conformance documents in accordance with Bechtel procedures as required to document as-built conditions and/or properly resolve deficiencies; implement design changes issued by the engineering group; create engineering design changes in response to system problems and document the changes using engineering procedures.

· Preparation of system testing and turnover documentation including scoped documents, test records, test procedures and other similar required documents;

· Participate in system turnover/handover walkdowns; initiate, track and resolve punchlist items for assigned areas of responsibility; attend system walk-downs with the customer to demonstrate the DCS system operation and compliance with the contract requirements, manage and plan punch-list item work-off

· Prepare system turnover packages in accordance with project procedures by assembling and reviewing all system test documentation (all disciplines) for adequacy and completeness;

· Use well developed interpersonal skills to interact closely and frequently with management, operations, and maintenance personnel while maintaining a level of commercial awareness that does not create adverse exposure to the project’s financial and schedule positions;

· Use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Bechtel Standard Applications Inspec, SetRoute, Teamworks, E-Track and Infoworks in the execution of work assignments;

· Work hours as required, including shift-work, overtime, weekends, night-shift and holidays as necessary to support the project;

· Perform other duties as directed in support of project activities;

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

· A bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field, from an accredited college or university plus 6 years related experience. In lieu of formal degree, high school diploma plus 12 years of related experience.

· Six years of experience in related industry, four of which have been in commissioning and startup, with at least two years as DCS Commissioning/Startup/Operations Engineer performing listed Essential Duties.

· Experience with the ABB System 800xA, including use of Control Builder and Function Designer.

· Previous experience and knowledge of Bechtel Startup procedures, programs, and processes or similar.

· Previous commercial nuclear/Department of Energy or like experience preferred but not required.

· Candidates must have the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

· Must be able to complete a pre-hire drug screen, physical and back ground check. Candidates must currently possess the eligibility to work in the US.

· Previous experience scheduling and performing systems related analysis and operational troubleshooting.

· In-depth knowledge of the specialty area (Distributed Control Systems) and knowledge of principles and practices related to sound operation.

· Good knowledge of related construction and engineering practices or equivalent and the economics involved.

· Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria.

· Skill in oral and written communication.

Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position. Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.

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.

www.bechtel.com

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 by federal, state or local law.

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