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Chemical Engineer

Company: CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC)
Location: Richland
Posted on: November 2, 2019

Job Description:

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
Work Safe, Make a Difference, and Be a Part of History with the Waste & Fuels Management Projects Engineering team!

At CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC), located in sunny Richland, Washington, we are working to provide a sustainable future for the historic Hanford area through the protection of the Columbia River and the remediation of the Central Plateau. To achieve our mission, we need exceptionally talented, innovative, and driven people to help us reduce risks on the Hanford Site by removing some of the most hazardous waste streams and facilities in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. If you would like to work with a highly skilled workforce to achieve unique and challenging goals that critically impact our environment and community, this is your chance to be a part of our legacy!

This position is with the Fuels Facilities Engineering group and will be a key part of the engineering team responsible for supporting the Waste Encapsulation & Storage Facility (WESF) and the Canister Storage Building (CSB) facilities. The Waste & Fuels Management Project (W&FMP) is also responsible for the following:

- Safely and compliantly storing, treating, and disposing of a wide variety of solid wastes and nuclear materials.
- Providing integrated waste treatment, transportation, storage and disposal services for all CHPRC cleanup projects.
- Management of stored fuels and capsules, including 1,936 highly radioactive cesium and strontium capsules in underwater storage.
- Retrieval and packaging of legacy transuranic waste for off-site disposition.
- Treatment and disposal of mixed and low-level radioactive wastes.

A day in the life of a Chemical Engineer involves:
* Qualifying and performing as the Design Authority (responsible engineer) on assigned WESF and/or CSB facility systems and providing engineering services to Waste and Fuels Project engineering supported facilities.
* Becoming the technical authority for assigned systems, responsible for all technical aspects of facility system maintenance and operations.
* Supporting the preparation and update of sketches and drawings.
* Performing system walk-downs, documenting deficiencies, preparing technical resolutions and driving repairs.
* Maintaining configuration management of the systems.
* Ensuring regulatory, code and safety basis compliance.
* Preparing and maintaining operating and maintenance procedures and data sheets.
* Preparing design changes for system improvements.
* Procuring replacement and spare parts within the quality program.
* Supporting plant project upgrade work.
* Preparing System Health Reports on assigned systems, if applicable.
* Providing technical support and direction to Facility Operations and Maintenance organizations for performance of operating procedures and maintenance and surveillance activities.
* Interfacing daily with Management, Operations, Work Planning, Radiation Control, Nuclear Safety, Maintenance and bargaining unit personnel to support project goals and objectives by providing timely and sound technical direction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
* Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering or related field.
* Seven years of related experience.
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro.
* Able to work at a construction work site that will include routine job-site walk downs with engineers and construction forces.
* Organized, meticulous and disciplined in all technical work and in adherence to procedure requirements, and with a very strong attention to detail.
* Strong technical background as demonstrated by a combination of degree, other training, and experience.
* Excellent written communication skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
* Experience working in a nuclear facility.
* PE license.
* Startup experience, previous qualification as a Design Authority (responsible engineer) or System Engineer at a DOE site, and/or nuclear decommissioning and demolition experience.
* Engineering fabrication support experience

A few benefits/perks you can anticipate, depending on the nature of your employment with CHPRC, include the following:

* A casual-dress work environment, where jeans are a regular thing!

* A standard 4-10's work schedule that allows for long weekends and recharging on the Columbia River, on a golf course, at 200+ surrounding wineries, or at other Pacific Northwest destinations where fishing, hunting, snowboarding, hiking, and other outdoor sporting opportunities are in abundance!

* An excellent benefits package, effective day one of hire, which includes a generous 401K Savings Plans, Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Options, Flexible Spending Accounts, Holiday/Vacation Pay, and more!

CHPRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Relocation Funding Provided
Yes

U.S. Citizenship Required
Yes

Clearance Required
No

Job Classification
Exempt

Shift Work Required
No

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC), Richland , Chemical Engineer, Other , Richland, Washington

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