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Lead Fire Hazards Analyst

Company: BECHTEL
Location: Richland
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Job Description:







Lead Fire Hazards Analyst, WTP








Requisition ID: [[222525]]

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 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 design.

Executes assignments in Fire Protection Engineering within the government services business unit. Has technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, and coordinating Fire Protection issues.



  • 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 program.
  • Support Construction and Operations on an as needed basis.
  • 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 submittals.
  • 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 design efforts.
  • 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 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 systems.

  • 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 Design documents.


    Basic Qualifications




    • BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical or related), from an accredited university with 9 years related Fire Protection Engineering experience
    • Possess legal right to work and remain in US without sponsorship.
    • 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.


      Minimum Qualifications



      • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
      • 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 protection protocol.


        Preferred Qualifications




        • Registered Fire Protection Engineer (Professional Engineers License).
        • 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 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.

          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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.




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