Utilities Lead

  • Bechtel
  • US - TN - Oak Ridge
  • 4 weeks ago

Company Name: Bechtel

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US

Job Duration: 2024-05-15 to 2024-06-14


Requisition ID: 276542 

  •  Relocation Authorized: National – Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Oak Ridge, TN 

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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. 

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Project Overview:

UPF is a multi-year, multi-billion-dollar project and will be a first-of-its-kind complex for enriched uranium operations in support of Y-12 missions. UPF is one of the Department of Energy’s largest investments in Tennessee since the Manhattan Project and one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s largest construction projects. When complete, UPF will: replace a 70-year-old facility with modern buildings, reduce operational costs and energy consumption, improve worker safety, and provide enriched uranium capabilities well into the future.

The UPF project works on a 4/10 schedule. Start times are flexible but the standard work week is Monday – Thursday from 6:00 am to 4:30 pm


Job Summary:

In this role, you will be responsible for startup planning and activities on major projects. You will coordinate with project management, engineering, construction, and clients to leverage diverse technical team skills to integrate the startup plan. You will identify risks and trends, manage progress reporting, and proactively course correct to ensure goals, schedules, and requirements are met. #LI-EH1


Major Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Startup Test Lead any technical issues or problems noted during testing,
  • Reviews functional acceptance criteria documents,
  • Coordinates the development and execution of test instructions, test reports, and administrative documentation,
  • Ensures that all testing documentation is completed and submitted to support the project schedule,
  • Coordinates the development and performance of test instructions,
  • Coordinates with the Startup Turnover Lead, to ensures turnover of jurisdictional control of the system test and turnover boundaries from construction before performing any STG testing activities,
  • Supports the STL in developing/maintain engineering system turnover scope markups,
  • Supports/Participates in facility/system walk downs
  • Coordinates with the Startup Completions Lead, the operation of equipment / system for post preoperational test system operation,
  • Coordinates with Construction, craft personnel in support of preoperational test,
  • Evaluates completed post Construction or Maintenance work packages for impacts to completed preoperational tests


Education and Experience Requirements:

Level 1

  • Requires bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) and 8 -10 years of relevant experience or 12-14 years of relevant work experience

Level 2

  • Requires bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) and 10-13 years of relevant experience or 14-17 years of relevant work experience


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge in the areas of and knowledge of principles and practices related to startup testing and commissioning.
  • Good knowledge of related construction and engineering practices and the economics involved. Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Demonstrated successful experience in planning and scheduling of commissioning activities on a project level. Excellent oral and written communication skills with experience preparing and presenting test procedures and reports.
  • Knowledge of NS&E Bechtel Startup procedures, programs, and processes.
  • Previous experience in Startup (Commissioning) Mechanical Test Lead Engineer scheduling and performing system checkout and operation.
  • Knowledge and working experience in commercial nuclear/Department of Energy experience, with NQA-1 requirements supporting an Operational Readiness Review.


Total Rewards/Benefits

For decades, Bechtel has worked to inspire the next generation of engineers and beyond! Because our teams face some of the world’s toughest challenges, we offer robust benefits to ensure our people thrive. Whether it is advancing careers, delivering programs to enhance our culture, or providing time to recharge, Bechtel has the benefits to build a legacy of sustainable growth. Learn more at bechtel.com/total-rewards.


Diverse teams build the extraordinary:

As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.

We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of “One Team,” respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.

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.

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