AECOM Plant Engineering Specialist 2 in Richland, Washington

Business Line Government

Position Title Plant Engineering Specialist 2

United States of America - Washington


Job Summary

The Plant Engineering organization is responsible for technical support to the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) during Construction, Startup, and Commissioning and Operations. Plant Engineering activities include preservation of the technical baseline, configuration management of designed structures, systems, and components (SSCs), support to operations and maintenance, and preservation of the authorization basis for operation of plant equipment. This position provides support to the Plant Engineering organization through assignment to program element activities, implementation of procedural responsibilities, and utilization of accumulated experience and special skills. Assignments for this job position are wide and varied; involving topics such as compliance with standards, regulations, permits, and policies, configuration management, quality control, modification testing, plant and system performance measures, and all aspects of engineering principles and safety regulations.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Undertake tasks as assigned (competence permitting)

  • Know, understand, and apply the principles of the Nuclear Safety and Quality Culture

  • Know, understand, and apply the principles of the Integrated Safety Management System

  • Coordinate and control assigned aspects of the plant engineering program in order to meet agreed to departmental objectives.

  • Ensure the safe and effective introduction of process improvement and technologies.

  • Apply due diligence in resolving Plant Engineering issues.

The position will execute plant engineering activities ensuring optimum deliverables are achieved safely with quality and productivity that supports the expectations and integrity of Plant Engineering.

This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control and supervision of WTCC.


  • Support development and maintenance of the Plant Engineering Program and associated procedure set

  • Apply due diligence in resolving Plant Engineering issues.

  • Assumes increasing independence in work performance and results delivery.

  • Coordinate and control assigned aspects of the plant engineering program in order to meet agreed to departmental objectives.

  • Ensures quality and completeness of assigned tasks.

  • Ensures the safe and effective introduction of new process improvement and technologies.

  • Ensures work output follows established procedures, guides, and instructions.

  • Informs Management as to the status of assignment(s) with respect to schedule, budgets, and delays.

  • Know, understand, and apply the principles of the Integrated Safety Management System

  • Manages Plant Engineering program elements, as assigned.

  • Mentors staff and provides guidance on task execution and quality of deliverables.

  • Organizes training records and prepares training qualification packages.

  • Performs technical writer responsibilities.

  • Performs work in compliance with a specific format or standard. Recommends revisions in scope, format and content.

  • Provides technical assistance and process guidance to Plant Engineering staff.

  • Resolves or facilitates resolution of Condition Report corrective actions.

  • Strives for continual enhancement of technical knowledge and capabilities.

  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work.

  • Undertake tasks as assigned (competence permitting)

  • This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisors request.


  • Plant Engineering

  • WTP functional organizations (EPC, Commissioning, Operations)

  • WTP Integrated Project Teams (PTF, LBL, HLW)




(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual

AECOM has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) to construct, start-up and commission the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington state. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste currently 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 ever and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects—equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. Its construction site spans 65 acres and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, and high-level waste vitrification, as well as an analytical laboratory.

Minimum Requirements



  • Associate (or higher) Degree related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computer/software science, or environment management or,

  • Equivalent competency through related education or specific training and experience in an area of expertise that support Plant Engineering.

Entry Experience:

Five (5) years – Background consistent with education requirements.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Relocation benefits are available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Engineering

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 170532BR