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E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. (E2) is a professional services firm established in 1988 specializing in a full spectrum of engineering services including, project engineering and design, federal base operations and infrastructure support services, gas pipeline construction and inspection services, environmental consulting and remediation, and information technology services. At E2, we value safety, innovation and collaboration, and we are dedicated to excellence.

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 locations may work a 9-80 schedule, M-F 7:00 am to 4:30 pm with alternating Fridays off. Extended hours as needed.

Position Overview

Executes assignments concerned with specialized or unique engineering/scientific requirements. Has technical responsibility for independently interpreting, organizing, and coordinating these assignments. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope and may involve development of novel concepts, approaches, and solutions.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities

Develops nuclear safety calculations, including radiological and chemical consequence calculations and modeling of fluid flow and heat transfer for aerosol transport and in-facility deposition, explosions, and fires.
Develops and interprets design criteria and specifications for most complex systems, processes, structures, and equipment in a global business unit.
Serves as consultant to engineering management, providing advice and counsel on special engineering assignments.
Assists in new business efforts involving specialized engineering applications. Develops preliminary cost estimates and participates in proposal preparation and presentation.
Prepares and reviews project controls, cost estimates, and staffing requirements for projects, forecasts and change orders.
Provides technical direction and assigns work to subordinate engineers and others who assist on specific assignments. Reviews and checks work.
Coordinates and monitors the work of unique field engineering activities and of specialized outside consultants. May participate in selection of outside consultants.
Conducts or leads special studies on economic feasibility, new technologies, methods, or materials.
Interprets new or special governmental regulations engineering codes, standards, criteria and performance data.
Participates in the development and coordination of special technical educational and training programs for clients and/or Bechtel personnel.
Assists in the preparation and reviews of project procedures and cost estimates for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
Participates in and fosters a work environment based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

Qualifications and Experience

Basic Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.
Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.
Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), and background check.
Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Experience with DOE nuclear projects safety basis development, or commercial nuclear power plant licensing or analysis.
Knowledge in nuclear safety/engineering.
Technical knowledge of engineering systems and calculations, application of engineering methods and materials.
Skill in oral and written communications.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Nuclear/Chemical/Mechanical Engineering degree from an accredited college or university.
Professional engineering (PE) License in Nuclear Engineering or other engineering discipline.
Knowledge of current industry or regulatory codes and standards and study criteria pertinent to the nuclear engineering discipline.
Understands Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), design guides, and relevant Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs).
In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement.

E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment and uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones.

 

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to sit/ stand for up to 8 hours per day.
Ability to move freely for up to 8 hours per day.

Please no solicitation of any kind from agencies, staffing, or recruiting firms.

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


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