Website Bechtel Corporation

HLW Piping Field Engineer Job Highlights

Title HLW Piping Field Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Engineering/IT
Location Richland, WA, United States
Company Bechtel Corporation

Company Profile

Bechtel is trusted engineering, construction, and project management partner to industry and government. The corporation serves the infrastructure; nuclear, security, and environmental; energy; and mining and metals markets. The services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) is a limited liability corporation created by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) and Amentum. WTCC is a subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to deliver the construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning activities for the WTP project.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting an HLW Piping Field Engineer who will be responsible for activities relating to construction engineering within the Piping/Mechanical discipline.

Responsible for a variety of construction tasks utilizing nuclear codes and standards related to pipe, equipment, and machinery installations. The responsibilities include the development of work plans, interpreting vendor installation drawings and manuals, coordinating materials, performing and documenting inspections, reporting progress, and resolving conflicts in design and construction related to the installation and testing of mechanical equipment and piping commodities.

This position requires good planning and organizational skills, the ability to perform detailed inspections, and the ability to produce documentation.

Educational Qualification

For Level 1

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction, or a related subject from an accredited university and 6+ years of Field Engineering or related experience (in lieu of a degree, 12+ years of directly related experience)

For Level 2

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction, or a related subject from an accredited university and 9+ years of Field Engineering or related experience (in lieu of a degree, 15+ years of directly related experience)

Work Experience

  • Experience with installation of mechanical equipment, piping, and pipe supports
  • Experience with piping and pipe support installation and inspection and pressure testing of piping
  • Experience working with, supervising, and administering subcontractors


  • Assist Field Engineers and Superintendents in the interpretation of design and vendor drawings, and monitor pipe commodity delivery, storage, and installation.
  • Coordinate with engineering on constructability and design issues relating to mechanical equipment and related systems.
  • Coordinate with Subcontractor work efforts and interface with client personnel as required.
  • Develop work plans, coordinate materials, perform and document inspections, report progress, and resolve conflicts in design and construction related to the installation and testing of piping/mechanical equipment and commodities.
  • Direct the preparation of material take-offs for field purchased piping material and equipment.
  • Interface with survey team for laser scanning, as-building, and general layout for equipment and piping installations
  • Interface with the Construction Automation group and Project Controls. Perform take-offs from Issued for Construction drawings, provide input to the quantity tracking applications and report weekly installed quantities to Project Controls.
  • Participate in and foster a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communications, teamwork empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
  • Perform constructability reviews of engineering design, and resolves issues with engineering and fabricator.
  • Provide leadership in a team-based environment.
  • Responsible for the development of pressure test packages, performance, witnessing, and documentation of test acceptance.
  • Responsible for the activities of assigned construction engineers.
  • Review requisitions for field purchases.
  • Review specifications, procedures, inspection reports, delivery schedules, vendor manuals, and technical data.
  • Review the preparation of construction drawings and schedules.
  • Support field procurement in inspection and receipt of piping and pipe support materials.
  • Take an active lead in promoting a safe work environment and be committed to Bechtel’s Zero Accident Program.
  • Work within Teamwork to verify accurate data from engineering and suppliers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • General awareness of environmental laws. Awareness of government compliance standards.
  • General awareness of local labor laws and issues. General knowledge of state, federal, and local contracting requirements.
  • Scoping, preparation, execution, and restoration of mechanical systems and equipment (motors, cranes, hoists, rails).
  • Strong ability to read, understand and interpret mechanical/piping installation/construction drawings.
  • Strong knowledge of ASME B31.3, ASME Section VIII, Division 1, and related ASTM material standards and codes.
  • Strong understanding of construction/system completion walk-downs, and pressure testing.
  • Strong understanding of change management and configuration control processes.
  • Technical knowledge of a specialized engineering discipline, cost, scheduling, and contract administration relating to the construction of heavy industrial or commercial complexes.
  • Understanding of welding processes.
  • Understanding piping P&ID’s, isometrics drawings, pipe support drawings (engineered specific and generic “cookbook”)
  • Working closely with diverse construction disciplines, craftsmen, and oversight organizations.
  • Working in a field construction environment interpreting specifications, procedures, vendor drawings and installation instructions, and codes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Construction BCERT LDFE Mechanical or Piping
  • Experience mechanical handling equipment associated with nuclear processes.
  • Familiarity with current industry quality standards.
  • Knowledge and experience of the ISMS guiding principles and core functions.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s Zero Accident Safety Program and familiarity with current industry standards.
  • Knowledge of project-specific environmental compliance requirements.
  • Possess Nuclear Construction knowledge preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the history and status of the WTP High-Level Waste (HLW) facility.


  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications in accordance with current Bechtel standards.
  • Knowledge of requirements for Lockout/Tagout for safety.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check which include verification of employment and education.
  • Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.
  • Possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.


  • The company values the health and welfare of its colleague and their families around the world. The benefits vary from country to country, based on local, practices, customs, and statutory conditions.

Employer’s Statement

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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