Plant Engineering Lead 3

AECOM   •  

Richland, WA

Industry: Engineering Services


15+ years

Posted 352 days ago

Job Summary

The Plant Engineering organization is responsible for technical activities relating to operations and maintenance of plant equipment during Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Commissioning and Operations of the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP).  Under direction of the Plant Engineering Manager, the Plant Engineering Lead coordinates and directs the activities of plant engineers assigned to their group.  The Engineering Lead ensures that Plant Engineering organizational priorities are implemented and pursued, and ensures that interactions with other Plant Engineering staff, Operations, Maintenance, WTP Project groups, subcontractors, and equipment vendors are adequate to perform assigned job functions. 

 This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control and supervision of WTCC.


  • Lead development and implementation of processes to improve acquisition of parts and equipment
  • In support of procurement activities, perform parts equivalency determinations, develop technical requirements for parts and equipment, and other related engineering procurement activities
  • Lead a diverse group of Plant Engineers to achieve multiple objectives
  • Lead the achievement of organizational goals and objectives within the assigned area of responsibility
  • Integrate daily engineering activities with other Plant Engineering disciplines, maintenance, and operations
  • Integrate organizational values and vision related to quality and safety
  • Capitalize on opportunities for positive and productive relationships with peers both within and external to Plant Engineering
  • Train, mentor, and coaching team members for new skill development
  • Review for accuracy written technical reports on assigned activities
  • Review for accuracy written management procedures
  • Ensure the health and safety of self and staff by implementing the principles of ISMS
  • Ensure that personal conduct of work is consistent with nuclear safety and quality culture expectations
  • Complete required training and maintain qualifications associated with assignments
  • 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 supervisors request


  • Coordinate and lead the work of 6 or more engineers assigned to the group
  • Ensure engineers assigned to the group have sufficient resources to complete assignments
  • Ensure engineers assigned to the group obtain and maintain qualifications necessary to perform their tasks
  • Monitor group and individual engineer performance and ensure appropriate communication to management is provided
  • Provide mentoring to Plant Engineers assigned to the group

(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual

AECOM has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) to construct, start-up and commission 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 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste currently 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 ever and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects—equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. Its construction site spans 65 acres  and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, and high-level waste vitrification, as well as an analytical laboratory.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent education) in an appropriate engineering discipline or related science from a four year accredited college or university.
Experience: Minimum of fifteen years of professional experience with at least seven years of experience directing work as a Plant Engineer.  1 Year of Nuclear facility experience required. (Nuclear Experience when used in reference to Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities, is experience acquired at any facility in which radioactive materials are routinely handled, stored, processed, or utilized.  A Bachelor of Science (BS) may be substituted for up to 3 years of nuclear experience.)  Experience with national consensus codes and standards required. Experience in acquisition of equipment and parts at the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Projection required.
Preferred Experience:
Experience in processing facilities, DOE facilities, or DOD facilities preferred. Experience leading an engineering group preferred.