Lead Fire Hazards Analyst
Posted on: March 10, 2020
Lead Fire Hazards Analyst, WTP
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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
OverviewThe position is long-term, direct employment while working
as Lead 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 solid 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 the development of the
Executes assignments in Fire Protection Engineering within the
government services business unit. Has technical responsibility for
interpreting, organizing, and coordinating Fire Protection
- Lead a small 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.
- Independently apply the principles of fire safety in the
development and maintenance of the fire hazards analysis
- Support Construction and Operations on an as needed
- Interface with internal and external customers, as required,
for the design, installation, and testing of the passive and active
fire protection systems and components.
- Support the development of the fire protection components of
the authorization basis documents and other safety
- Support Department of Energy (DOE) and external regulatory
agency reviews of the fire protection aspects of the design and
installation on the WTP.
- Interface with WTP management and multidiscipline design teams
to provide direction, feedback, and validation of engineering and
- Perform Fire Protection reviews to determine compliance with
applicable DOE orders, NFPA standards, model building codes, and FM
- Provide technical guidance in the development of fire
protection interpretations and equivalencies to the DOE standards,
building code, and the NFPA codes and standards.
- Support the fire protection subcontracts for the WTP fire
sprinkler installation and the fire detection and alarm
- Provide technical guidance in the review of engineering
analyses and engineering judgments for alternative fire barrier
systems, opening protectives, and penetration firestops.
- Support the alignment of the fire protection systems design and
installation with the requirements identified in the upper tier
requirements in the Authorization Basis Documents, the facility
Fire Hazards Analysis documents, and the Engineering Basis of
- BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical or related), from an
accredited university with 9 years related Fire Protection
- Possess legal right to work and remain in US without
- Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen,
physical (if located at the construction site), and background
check which includes verification of employment and education.
- Must possess excellent written and oral communication
- Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen,
physical, and background check.
- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the fire, life safety,
and building codes - including NFPA, UL and FM standards.
- Must be familiar with commercial risk management and fire
- Registered Fire Protection Engineer (Professional Engineers
- MS degree in fire protection engineering from an accredited
university or college
- 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
- Experience with fire modeling using Consolidated Model of Fire
and Smoke Transport (CFAST) and Fire Dynamics Simulator
- Experience in nuclear or chemical process facilities, codes and
standards for hazardous materials, and safety regulatory compliance
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.
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