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Bechtel Corporation HLW, Construction Technician in Richland, Washington

Requisition ID: 272075

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

  • Grade: 22

  • Position to be Panel Interviewed? No

  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project

  • Work Location: Richland, WA

  • Salary Range: $59,250 - $90,360 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant. A 15% salary uplift is provided on top of base salary for positions that are worked in New York City or San Francisco, which is subject to change depending on market conditions.) .

Project Information:

Bechtel is designing, constructing, and commissioning the world’s largest radioactive waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant will use vitrification technology to process and solidify 56 million gallons (210 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 project is the largest undertaking of its kind and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects. Its construction spans 65 acres (26 hectares) with four major nuclear facilities Pretreatment, Low-Activity Waste Vitrification, High-Level Waste Vitrification and Analytical Laboratory as well as operations and maintenance buildings, utilities, other support facilities.

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.

This position is at the Project Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 am to 5:00 pm (day shift) or 5:30pm to 4:00 am (night shift). Employees may be required to work overtime, night shift, weekends, and/or holidays as required by the project. Part-time teleworking is an option.

Position Summary:

Assigned to the High-Level Waste (HLW) Construction organization. Responsible for supporting the Field Engineering organization by maintaining various documentation needs, assisting in the preparation of work packages, and maintaining the installation status of components as needed within project databases. May be responsible for inspections within a specialty area and for the preparation of take offs, punch lists, and sketches.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Create various reports which may include querying multiple datasets and compiling results in a presentable format.

  • Work closely with Field Engineering, Superintendents, and craft professionals to ensure a quality product is delivered.

  • Assist Construction Automation Team with various tasks that may include, reports, data updates, creation of work packages using BookBuilder, running construction record reports, etc.

  • Track inspection documents through review and closure process.

  • Review and maintain documentation and various database entries for accuracy and consistency.

  • Run varies office equipment included but not limited to copier and label makers for certain disciplines.

  • Build reports to present to management.

  • Provide support to project controls and construction management in data gathering to build reports.

  • Build and maintain websites for HLW construction.

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Grade 22: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction, or a related subject from an accredited university or, in lieu of a degree, 6 years of directly related experience.

  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship

  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check, including verification of employment, education and travel

  • Must be able to obtain a site security badge for access to the worksite

  • Knowledge and experience of DOE, DOD and/or commercial nuclear construction projects.

  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s “Zero Accidents” safety program

Minimum Skills:

  • Knowledge of basic construction principles

  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications

  • Advanced knowledge of Access, Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Ability to work independently and be proactive

Preferred Skills:

  • Possess a high degree of individual initiative, flexibility, diplomacy, and accuracy

  • Ability to work with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy

  • Possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to learn new processes, procedures, and software

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and easily adjust priorities


At Bechtel, our employees enjoy a competitive total rewards package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, along with optional disability and supplemental insurance options, generous paid time off, paid holidays, paid parental leave, discretionary bonuses, and a well-designed 401K plan with matching and profit-sharing components.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.


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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.