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Amentum Plant Engineering Special Projects Manager in Richland, Washington

Job Summary

This position reports directly to the Plant Engineering Project Delivery Manager and is responsible for facilities, programs, and specific discipline activities within Plant Engineering to implement their assigned Plant Engineering program elements. The position provides a consistent approach to engineering activities in the WTP facilities. This position has responsibility for providing coordination with the PENG design group department and Plant Management implementing organizations. In addition, this position will act as the primary PENG liaison with the Production Control group to support planning of upcoming WTCC plant evolutions and develop metrics/KPIs for the monthly engineering council/governance board meetings, perform the required EVMS actions for cost/schedule/variances and coordinate PENG input on the PEMP and periodic assessments of progress.

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 Plant Engineering department.

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


  • Manage the development, tracking and closure of modification travelers for system modifications required for startup and commissioning. Coordination of the PENG vetting process and interface with Design Change Review Board activities and implementation of approved modifications working with the Design Agency and implementing organizations.

  • Act as the primary liaison with the Production Control group for the Plant Engineering group to support planning of upcoming WTCC milestones and plant evolutions

  • Develop and maintain the required metrics/KPIs for the monthly governance board meetings working closely with the PENG managers and Process Assurance advisor

  • Perform the necessary EVMS actions to remain in compliance with the WTP EVMS program including cost and schedule analysis, change control and variance analysis

  • Manage projects within Plant Engineering that requires cross functional interaction including tasks from outside of PENG and development/implementation of the necessary metrics for monitoring progress

  • Coordinate PENG input on the annual PEMP including quarterly assessments of progress

  • Monitor progress on assigned PENG corrective actions and recommendations

  • Develop and implement updates to the PENG webpage for an effective communication tool

  • Conduct annual performance reviews, career development discussions, and serve as a mentor to other individuals.

  • Assign and ensure Plant Engineering staff meet training requirements and maintain their qualifications to perform work

  • Define the technical resolution for condition reports, and facilitates or completes assigned corrective actions

  • Develop budget and schedule for their organization

  • Facilitate interfaces across multiple project organizations, tracking closure of technical issues/comments and ensuring the quality of final products

  • Implement appropriate corrective actions, up to and including cessation of work, when work is not in compliance with requirements

  • Lead various size groups of engineers and/or specialists, encouraging employee development and exhibiting good leadership principles

  • Maintain cognizance and protection of design and operating margins

  • Perform all work in compliance with environmental permits and regulations

  • Perform work to established procedures, guides, and execution planning

  • Present information verbally or in writing to groups internal and external to the project team

  • Present ideas clearly and listens effectively to the ideas of others

  • Support the WTP Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work

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


Leads various size groups of engineers and/or specialists, encouraging employee development and exhibiting good leadership principles

Physical Requirements

(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.

Amentum 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: Fifteen (15) years Multi-Discipline Engineering experience. Advanced degree (not necessarily Engineering) may be substituted for up to 2 years. Ten (10) years of cumulative Project Management/Supervisory experience in the fields of Engineering and Multi-Functional Management (i.e., Procurement, Construction, Startup, Operations, Maintenance, Safety and Health) for team sizes at least greater than 10 individuals. Five (5) years of project controls and Control Account Management (CAM) experience, under the Earned Value Management System (EVMS), for accounts worth at least $100M. Experience with national consensus codes and standards required. 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.)

Professional Engineering License preferred.

Working knowledge of the following is preferred:

  • DOE Order 1C

  • DOE Order 2

  • DOE Order 433.1B

  • DOE-STD-3009

  • Project management

  • Capability to manage multiple assignments

  • Development of staffing, labor-hour and labor cost estimates and analysis to aid in planning and budget evaluation

  • Advanced level of specialized engineering knowledge within a specific discipline with basic understanding of other

  • Understands the planning and scheduling of engineering tasks; delegation of assignments

  • Understands the project change control and risk management process

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

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans. If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability—or unable to use—the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Reasonable Accommodation Helpline at 1-888-877-3181 or 301-944-3299 or email for assistance. In order to address your request, the following information is needed:


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