Fire Protection Specialist III
Requisition ID: 230981
Position Title: Fire Protection Specialist III
Posting End Date: 10/15/2020
Location: Richland, WA
Relocation Authorized: National - Family
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 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
This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles
north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work
weekends as needed.
Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work night
shift (5:30pm to 4:00am) and weekends as needed.
The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) is a limited
liability corporation created by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) and
Amentum. WTCC is a subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to
deliver the construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning
activities for the WTP project.
The Fire Protection Specialist (FPS) reports to the Fire
Protection Manager. The FPS is responsible for assisting the Fire
Protection Manager in the development, implementation, and
maintenance of fire protection requirements applicable to safety &
health, construction, startup, commissioning, maintenance,
engineering, and operations activities of the Waste Treatment
This position is a “Technical Support Position” for Category 3
Nonreactor Nuclear Facility as defined in DOE Order 426.2,
Personnel Selection, Training, Qualification, and Certification
Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities.
Completing and maintaining training as identified in Fire
Implementation of fire protection program documents and
Develop knowledge in the field of fire protection.
Develop expertise in fire protection requirements and their
associated implementing documents for maintenance and Plant
Assessing implementation and compliance, identifying and
reporting fire protection program deficiencies to the Fire
Develop understanding of Fire Hazard Analysis for assigned
Develop understanding of assigned facility/facilities active and
passive fire protection features.
Develop understanding of simplified process flow diagrams,
system descriptions, system design descriptions, and facility
design descriptions for assigned facility/facilities
Develop understanding of preliminary and final documented safety
analysis for assigned facility/facilities
Performing facility audits in accordance with Fire Protection
Facility Assessment schedule and procedure.
Periodic reviewing and coordinating with Fire Department to
maintain Pre-Fire Plans and familiarization tours.
Performing and recording monthly facility fire protection
inspections in accordance with the inspection procedures.
Knowledge of the installation, testing, inspection, and
maintenance of sprinkler systems
Knowledge of the installation, testing, inspection, and
maintenance of fire alarm systems. Meet NFPA 72 requirements for
“Qualified Person” in the inspection, testing, and maintenance of
fire alarm and signaling systems.
Performing final verification for hot work permits in accordance
with Hot Work procedure.
Performing and recording periodic inspections of designated Hot
Performing Technical Safety Requirements inspections, as
necessary for assigned facility/facilities
Cross-training to back-up other fire protection staff in the
implementation of Fire Protection Program.
Identifying and implementing actions to promote improvement and
correct deficiencies in the implementation of the Fire Protection
Assisting in the identification of fire protection attributes in
the planning process to ensure work is accomplished in accordance
with Fire Protection Program requirements.
Developing and/or approving compensatory actions for
impairments, deficiencies, and system restrictions in accordance
with the impairment procedure.
Support the 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 environment
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
Performs desk work, including writing, computer workstation
processes, and telephone operation. Arranges for and/or performs
presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal
and informal contacts, requiring long periods of sitting. Oversees
field activities through inspections, testing and equipment
operations, which requires walking, standing, bending, and turning
along with wearing of personal protective equipment. Occasional
loading, transport, and unloading of tools and/or supplies specific
to an activity.
Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Science,
or related degree with 6 years of related degree. In lieu of
degree, 12 years of related experience
Minimum of 7 years of experience in implementing DOE fire
protection requirements (DOE O 420.1X) in accomplishing work at DOE
Demonstrated ability to incorporate requirements into project
implementing documents and in maintaining these documents current
with source requirements.
1 year of Nuclear experience, full- time related academic
training may be substituted on a one-for-one basis for 2 of the 3
years’ nuclear experience. Department of Energy, NRC, or Naval
Nuclear Propulsion Program experience desired.
Successful completion of Engineer In Training (EIT) examination
or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) accredited through National
Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) OR
Professional engineer’s license
This job description outlines the principal duties and in no way
states or implies these are the only duties to be performed in this
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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.