Plant Engineer 3 - Electrical

AECOM   •  

Richland, WA

Industry: Engineering Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 382 days ago

Job Summary

The Plant Engineer job family is responsible for technical activities relating to operations and maintenance of plant equipment during Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Commissioning and Operations. The Plant Engineer protects the installed configuration of the plant systems, and provides technical support and issue resolution needed for operation and maintenance of the plant equipment. Under direction of the Plant Engineering Manager interacts with other Plant Engineers, Operations, Maintenance, WTP Project groups, subcontractors, and equipment vendors as required to perform job assignments.

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


    Implement Plant Engineering program elements as assigned
    Develop, review, concur with and/or assess engineering technical documents
    Develop, review, concur with and/or assess management control procedures, technical procedures, or guides
    Assess facilities, systems, and/or processes anomalies or degraded conditions
    Resolve condition report issues or other similar discrepancies as assigned
    Develop or request support to develop engineering products for system or equipment repair or replacement
    Provide on-site technical support during preventative or corrective maintenance activities or commissioning
    Assist assigned engineers in determining operability and correcting out-of-specification conditions
    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
    Meet training requirements and maintain qualifications to perform work
    Support control of field work in assigned areas, including integration of project activities, repairs, and equipment operations activities
    Support operations, maintenance, and commissioning of the WTP Facilities
    Remain apprised of operational status and ongoing modification activities
    Provide technical review of facility/system related procedures and work instructions
    Assist with resolution of design issues necessary to support plant operations and/or maintenance
    Review Project design and other documents for operations, maintenance, and testing impacts and providing alternative solutions
    Interface with subcontractors, vendors, and project support groups
    Ensures timely and accurate oral and written technical reports on assigned activities
    Complete required training and maintain qualifications associated with assignments
    Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work to protect self, others, and the environment
    Ability to start and complete tasks with limited supervision
    Ability to work with union craft workers to assist with work 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



(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 in Electrical Engineering from a four-year accredited college or university.

Experience: Minimum of seven years of professional experience. Experience in industrial facilities, DOE facilities, or DOD facilities preferred. One 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.)
Required Experience:
Experience in plant engineering roles and responsibilities for industrial facilities.
Experience with national consensus standards and codes: NFPA 70 (NEC), NFPA 70E, NFPA 70B.
Experience in electrical safety programs.
Experience in the understanding and development of arc flash calculations.
Experience with an OSHA Lockout/Tagout Program.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship
Relocation benefits are available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:
Experience in processing facilities, DOE facilities, or DOD facilities.
Knowledge and experience with IEEE standards preferred.
Understanding and knowledge of ETAP Arc Flash Calculations.
Experience with the implementation of ISM work control process.
Experience developing maintenance work instructions and supporting documentation.