AECOM Principal Startup/Test Engineer in Aiken, South Carolina

Business Line Government

Position Title Principal Startup/Test Engineer

United States of America - South Carolina


Job Summary

Savannah River Remediation, an LLC of AECOM, is seeking a Principal Startup/Test Engineer to be based in our Aiken, SC location.

The Principal Startup/Test Engineer provides startup/test engineering services on assigned SRR Project Teams. Support services include design review, analysis, walkdowns, test procedure development and test procedure performance of project modifications.

Job responsibilities:

Provide Test Engineering support for day-to-day activities within all SRR facilities (i.e. Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF), Saltstone (SS), H Tank Farm (HTF), F Tank Farm (FTF) and Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) in the following areas:

  • Support Project Planning

  • Support detailed phases of testing for a project, including input to design and construction for facility safety, testability, operability and maintainability.

  • Develop, review and status project schedules as required for testing activities.

  • Support Engineering to determine the requirement of Test Acceptance Criteria (TAC), General Test Data (GTD) and Baseline Operating Data (BOD) criteria in the development of the Test Specification Plan (TSP) for the system/modification to be tested.

  • Develop test procedures, to ensure safe operations for the component/system being tested, providing auditable documentation of the test and to meet the criteria of the (TSP).

  • Coordinate testing activities between Engineering, Construction, Maintenance, QA, RCO, IH and Operations.

  • Perform testing in accordance with approved procedures.

  • Conduct Pre-Test and Shift briefings.

  • Develop test summary documents (TSD).

  • Maintain certification as a level II or III Test Engineer as required.

  • Support Vendor testing and associated activities.

  • Assist in preparation of operation or maintenance manuals.

  • Conduct assessments as required per SCD-4 "FA-16 Testing", the Standards Requirements.

  • Support the completion of MSAs, FSAs and RAs for project work.

  • Support internal and external audits or assessments as requested.

  • Support training of Operation and Maintenance personnel on new modifications.

  • Support procedures group in developing/modifying Operations and Maintenance procedures.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering;

  • 8+ years related work experience in startup/test engineering experience in the nuclear or commercial industry;

  • Due to the nature of work, candidate must be a US Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements:

  • Demonstrate capability to maintain certification as a level II test engineer;

  • Ability to walk down and perform tests on systems in the field.

Additional Information:

  • Relocation benefits are available for this position.

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 at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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Job Category Engineering

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 165186BR