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[Safety Engineer] Nuclear

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0950- Richland, WA $70-80 Per diem $100/day (7)

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.
Position Responsibilities
1. 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.
2. Develops and interprets design criteria and specifications for most complex systems, processes, structures, and equipment in a global business unit.
3. Serves as consultant to engineering management, providing advice and counsel on special engineering assignments.
4. Assists in new business efforts involving specialized engineering applications. Develops preliminary cost estimates and participates in proposal preparation and presentation.
5. Prepares and reviews project controls, cost estimates, and staffing requirements for projects, forecasts and change orders.
6. Provides technical direction and assigns work to subordinate engineers and others who assist on specific assignments. Reviews and checks work.
7. Coordinates and monitors the work of unique field engineering activities and of specialized outside consultants. May participate in selection of outside consultants.
8. Conducts or leads special studies on economic feasibility, new technologies, methods, or materials.
9. Interprets new or special governmental regulations engineering codes, standards, criteria and performance data.
10. Participates in the development and coordination of special technical educational and training programs for clients and/or Bechtel personnel.
11. Assists in the preparation and reviews of project procedures and cost estimates for proposals, forecasts and change orders.
12. Participates in and fosters a work environment based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

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).
If applicable, mobilization and demobilization expenses (mileage, lodging, and M&IE) are authorized to and from the assignment location if point of origin is more than 50 miles away. Demobilization is authorized only if the assignment is completed per the assignment end date, or Bechtel ends the assignment earlier than specified.

Contract employees are expected to drive their own car to the assignment location. Lodging plus methodology is approved for the settling-in period of the first 30 days or until long-term lodging is occupied, whichever occurs first. For mobilization, demobilization and during the settling-in period all charges, except M&IE per diems, are to be invoiced by the agency to Bechtel with required receipts. After long-term lodging is occupied, or the 30-day period has elapsed, the per diem allowance for lodging, meals and incidental expenses will be no more than 55% of the approved FTR rate. Meals will be expensed via daily entry into myTime time record system. Expense reports including receipts will continue to be required for lodging. Actual lodging costs up to 55% of the approved FTR rate will be reimbursed.

Contract employees on single status assignments of 3 months or more may be granted trips home. Trips are not to exceed a frequency of once every 28 days provided that a minimum of 30 days, from the trip departure date, remain in the assignment. Trips are expected to be scheduled over the weekends and will be on the contract employee’s own time. Up to 3 days of home leave travel expenses will be reimbursed including parking and car rental at home (if own car was driven to project location). M&IE is only paid on travel days. Deviations in home leave schedules require project approval. Reimbursement for travel via common carrier (airline, train, or bus) may not exceed the cost of economy class airfare.

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