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Plant Engineer 3 - Electrical SME

Company name

Richland, WA, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, Manufacturing, Sciences

Posted on
Jan 08,2019

Valid Through
Apr 23,2019

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United States of America - Washington, Richland

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. This position will support the Plant Engineering Electrical Subject Matter Expert (SME) with the electrical safety program to ensure project compliance with national electrical codes and standards and to maintain safe work conditions. In addition, 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 will support the electrical safety program for WTCC.

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


Provide support to the electrical safety program

Implement Plant Engineering program elements as assigned

Develop, review, concur with and/or assess engineering technical documents, 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

Perform system engineering functions associated with medium voltage power (13.8KVA)

Perform system engineering functions associated with low voltage power

Perform Arc Flash Calculations and Studies

Ensure the health and safety of self and staff by implementing the principles of the Integrated Safety Management System (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

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.

Appropriate training and experience commensurate with the responsibilities of the position may be considered in lieu of a degree: 10 years related experience to the position and 20 semester credit hours in technical subjects related to the position, OR completion of 80 semester credit hours in technical subjects related to the position, OR , as related to the position, successful completion of Engineer in Training (EIT) examination or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) accredited through National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), OR a related professional engineer’s license.

Experience: Minimum of seven years of professional experience. Experience in processing 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.) A Bachelor of Science (BS) may be substituted for up to 3 years of nuclear experience.)

Experience with electrical national consensus codes and standards including NFPA 70 (NEC), NFPA 70E, and IEEE.

Experience implementing NFPA 70E requirements into project procedures and performing field walk downs for NFPA

Experience maintaining configuration control of technical documents to project/site procedures and federal compliance.

Preferred Experience:

Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.

Experience implementing NFPA 70E safety-related work practices, program requirements and program principles into electrical safety programs.

Experience implementing NFPA 70B requirements into maintenance work procedures.

Experience in processing facilities, power production facilities, DOE facilities, or DOD facilities preferred.

Experience implementing Integrated Safety Management (ISM) work Processes.

Experience working at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) Project or the DOE Hanford Site.

Experience performing arc flash calculations and studies.

Experience with ETAP (or similar) Arc Flash Software.

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 204969BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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Company Profile
Twenty-five years ago, AECOM was formed when a handful of Ashland Inc. employees shared a dream of creating an industry-leading firm dedicated to making the world a better place. On April 6, 1990, AECOM became an independent company formed by the merger of five Ashland entities. While our official founding was in 1990, some of our predecessor firms had distinguished histories dating back more than 110 years. Since then, more than 50 companies have joined AECOM and, in 2007, we became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACM).

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