• Senior Environmental Scientist/Engineer Richland
  • Bechtel in Richland, WA, United States
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

Requisition ID: 273138
• Relocation Authorized: National - Family
• Grade: 25...
• Position to be Panel Interviewed? No
• Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project
• Work Location: Richland, WA
• Salary Range: $90,990 - $138,760 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant.)

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

Core to Bechtel is our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.

Project Overview:

Bechtel is a global engineering, construction and project management company that has “built the world” for more than 120 years, having constructed Hoover Dam, the English Channel Tunnel, entire cities in the Middle East, the second-largest solar thermal power project in the world, and millions of miles of roads and pipelines. We produce a lasting, positive legacy by creating jobs, growing economies, connecting communities to resources, shoring up and expanding infrastructure, and making the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.

Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest.

Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland.

Position Summary:
• Supports the Environmental Protection Manager, Environmental Permitting Manager, and Environmental Compliance Manager in obtaining and maintaining project environmental permits, including preparation of permit applications, supporting documentation, modification submittals and participating in regular regulatory interface meetings.
• Reviews project design documents, plans, procedures and reports for permit-affecting content and potential impacts/implications for project permitting and regulatory approval of design documents.
• Supports comprehensive engineering-led design reviews and facilitates regulatory design review comment resolution.
• Conducts weekly reviews of design change documents, field design changes, and non-conformance reports for permit-affecting content and subsequent delivery to regulators on a prescribed schedule.
• Provides support and technical assistance to other Environmental Protection personnel and interacts with project functions, the Customer, and regulatory agency personnel.
• Drafts permit conditions, process descriptions and other technical permit content in coordination with appropriate project organizations (e.g., Environmental Compliance counterparts, Commissioning, Engineering, Plant Management).
• Supports required environmental reporting activities (e.g., EPCRA/TRI, Greenhouse Gas, air operating permit annual compliance certification preparation, annual dangerous waste reporting, etc.).
• Interfaces with the Customer and regulatory agencies while maintaining close coordination with Environmental Protection Management and implementing organizations.
• Participates in meetings with customer, Project teams, and subcontractors to advise them of environmental permit requirements that may affect planned activities.
• Prepares regulatory meeting minutes, maintains environmental plans and procedures, and performs routine maintenance of project permitting databases.
• Performs environmental compliance oversight to ensure Project activities are consistent with applicable law, regulations, and permits.

This position is a full-time-office role located in the Richland, Washington proejct office, and works a 9/80 schedule, offering every other Friday off.

Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor of Science degree in a Science/Engineering field from an accredited university and at least 6 years of environmental/permitting-related experience; or at least 12 years of related experience in lieu of degree.

Minimum Qualifications
• Must be able to complete pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check.
• Good working knowledge of Washington state and federal environmental regulations.
• Permitting and compliance knowledge to support the maintenance and implementation of Dangerous Waste, Air, and Wastewater regulations and permits.
• Skilled in oral and written communication, and ability to work in a team environment.
• Accountable for completion of scheduled and emerging work assignments on time.
• Working knowledge of standard Microsoft computer applications.
• Prior practical work experience in field environments (e.g., construction execution and/or operating facilities) performing the responsibilities above.
• Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
• Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge.
• Must possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications
• Previous experience in the nuclear industry for commercial and/or DOE projects.
• Experience with preparation and maintenance of environmental permits with an emphasis on state and federal air quality compliance, RCRA, and Washington state Dangerous Waste requirements.
• Experience working directly with regulatory personnel and client representatives.
• Experience supporting facility start-up and commissioning activities and environmental permit integration.
• Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities.
• Ability to work to defined schedules with minimal to moderate supervision.
• Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.


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 (160 hours annually, accrued 6.16 hours per pay period), nine 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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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
Richland WA USA


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