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 Plan (WTP) will use vitrification technology to process and solidify 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 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, and other support facilities.
This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) are on a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Responsible for development and implementation of field environmental compliance and waste management programs and procedures.
- Responsible for providing environmental assistance to engineering, construction, start-up, and commissioning organizations in addressing environmental issues during project execution.
- Provides day-to-day direction and technical oversight for environmental staff performing environmental compliance, waste management, and chemical management activities.
- Oversees collection of environmental data required for environmental reporting.
- Performs and/or monitors field execution activities and engages in corrective action management to maintain compliance/performance.
- Provides field support for regulatory agency inspections.
- Works directly with both Bechtel and Waste Treatment Completion Company management and staff to assure environmental requirements are correctly integrated into implementation documentation.
- Coordinates implementation with functional managers to meet project milestones.
- Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in an engineering or science field from an accredited college or university and 13 years of progressive environmental related experience or in lieu of a degree, high school diploma or equivalent with 19 years of progressive environmental related experience.
- Must possess good oral and written communication skills, specifically in the preparation of permits, resolution of technical issues, and communication with regulatory agencies.
- Previous environmental compliance experience in the nuclear industry for commercial and/or DOE project activities.
- Ability to plan and schedule assigned work and complete tasks on time.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Must possess Bechtel Certification for position or achieve within 12 months of accepting position.
- Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
- Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.
- Working knowledge of Access, Visio, and Power Point.
- Demonstrated understanding and involvement in managing environmental permit modifications.
- Experience with the application of air quality, water quality, waste management, and Department of Transportation regulations in an operational setting.
- Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities.
- Previous experience working with regulatory agencies and demonstrating environmental compliance.
- Prior experience managing staff (providing direction, positive feedback, confirming progress and evaluating performance).
- Previous experience developing and maintaining an ISO14001 compliant environmental management system.
- Candidates possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
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