Plant Engineering Lead 1 - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Washington, Richland

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. Lead IT Cyber Security Analyst 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.

This position also requires Plant Engineering Cybersecurity support, including Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DOE, assessing compliance with security technical implementation procedures and or guides, reviewing automated scans, and vulnerability scans. As the leading cyber security subject matter expert for Plant Engineering, this position may require interfacing with the leadership on technical vulnerabilities in support of the Cybersecurity Program.

The Plant Engineering Lead required to interface across functional organizations at all levels including presentations, group meetings, and development of requirements and project implementation.

The position will execute plant engineering activities ensuring optimum outputs are achieved in the most economic and safe manner while supporting the integrity and infrastructure of the department.

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


This is a mid-level position requiring a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in the field of IT/OT Cyber Security and bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math or equivalent Information Technology field. The primary duties consist of the development and implementation of the Cybersecurity requirements. As a seasoned professional the successful candidate will work under little supervision and interfaces with management, end user organizations, and vendors.

  • Ensure compliance to governing documents and security policies and assist in regulatory periodic assessments.

  • Lead a small group of Plant Engineers on multiple tasks.

  • Assist groups in organizational goals and objectives within the assigned area of responsibility.

  • Monitor work group for timely and accurate management procedures

  • Conduct risk assessments and provide recommendations for secure implementation and compliance in accordance with government regulations and information.

  • Provides subject matter expertise in IT/OT Cyber Security Operations support for ongoing for installed networked industrial control systems.

  • Support day-to-day operation of plant network infrastructure and services.

  • Support a high availability network and ensure uptime consistent with the organizations business requirements.

  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and maintenance records.

  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the environment

  • 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


  • Coordinate and lead the work of 2 to 5 engineers assigned to the group

  • Ensure engineers assigned to the group have sufficient resources to complete assignments

  • Ensure engineers assigned to the group obtain and maintain qualifications necessary to perform their tasks

  • Monitor group and individual engineer performance and ensure appropriate communication to management is provided

  • Provide coaching to Plant Engineers assigned to the group


(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual

Performs desk work, including writing, computer workstation processes, and telephone operation. Arranges for and/or performs presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal and informal contacts, requiring long periods of sitting. Oversees field activities through inspections, testing and equipment operations, which requires walking, standing, bending, and turning along with wearing of personal protective equipment. Occasional loading, transport, and unloading of tools and/or supplies specific to an activity.

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

Education: Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent education) in an appropriate engineering discipline or related science from a four year accredited college or university.

Experience: Minimum of five years of professional experience with at least one year of experience directing work as an Information Assurance Specialist of projects and personnel, 1 year of nuclear facility experience required. (Nuclear Experience when used in reference to Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities, is experience acquired at any facility in which radioactive materials are routinely handled, stored, processed, or utilized.) A Bachelor of Science (BS) may be substituted for up to 3 years of nuclear experience.

Preferred Certificates:

Cisco CCNA Security

Cisco CCNA

CompTIA SecurityCompTIA Network This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Software

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 223076BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.