Plant Engineering Specialist 3-Performance & Delivery - 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.

The Performance & Delivery Specialist provides support to the Plant Engineering organization and the Control Account Manager through wide and various assignments to program element activities, implementation of procedural responsibilities, and utilization of accumulated experience and special skills. Assignments for this job position may involve 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. Under minimal supervision, the Performance & Delivery Specialist may also perform assignments to include support for the change control process, schedule development, budget input for Trends, Baseline Change Proposals, and Requests for equitable Adjustment; development of key performance metrics, maintenance of the management dashboard, and staffing support.

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


  • Analyze Plant Engineering workflows. Configure implement and maintain data visualization tools and electronic forms and templates to monitor and automate workflows.

  • Identifies and tracks all changes or potential changes to the work scope, ensuring estimates of cost changes and schedule impact are given visibility.

  • 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.

  • Supports the change control management process and development of change impact estimates for budget and schedule.

  • Works with schedulers and planners in other groups to coordinate overall schedule logic and activity relationships to ensure the overall work is properly integrated and coordinated.

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

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

  • Identifies strategies to facilitate and implement Plant Engineering programs.

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

  • 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 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.

  • Collects data related to performance indicators and updates department metrics

  • Self-manages work and provides results with little management oversight.

  • 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, Maintenance, Operations)

  • WTP Integrated Project Teams

  • Management initiatives


(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


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

Entry Experience:

  • Ten (10) years – Background consistent with education requirements.

  • Understanding of engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning workflow, deliverables, and tools, including document management systems and engineering document development and management

  • Intermediate proficiency with Excel

  • Workflow and dataflow analysis and optimization

  • Experience with Oracle Primavera P6 strongly desired.

  • Technical writing experience

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

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 223161BR

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.