Washington River Protection Solutions Chemical/Nuclear Engineer in Richland, Washington
CompanyWA River Protection Solutions
The Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford tank farms contain approximately 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemically hazardous wastes, most of which originated during the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel to produce plutonium for defense purposes. The mission of the DOE River Protection Project (RPP), one of the world's largest and most complex environmental cleanup projects, is to protect the Columbia River by eliminating the risk to the environment posed by this waste. The Strategic Operations and Planning group is responsible for planning the deliveries of waste to the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant where it will be treated and vitrified for disposal as part of the RPP.This position is accountable for planning waste feed deliveries to the WTP as part of the RPP. The planning includes identification of engineering requirements; optimizing how the waste will be batch conditioned, staged and qualified for delivery; and defining infrastructure needs. This position will focus on, but be not limited to, high level waste feed delivery from the Tank Farm system to WTP including any new processes identified within the recently approved Tank Waste Characterization and Staging facility. The engineer position has the following responsibilities:Complete systems and engineering optimization and evaluation studies and report on those studies both orally and through written reports. Under minimal supervision, acts as a fully competent engineer in all conventional aspects of the subject matter or the functional area of the assignments Plan and conduct work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and adaptation or modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria May function as lead specialist engineer on a task force or special assignmentOversee contractors on studies and evaluations including procuring subcontract services.
Bachelor's degree in Chemical or Nuclear Engineering. A minimum of 2 years of related experience is required.
Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Hanford Tank Farm and/or Hanford tank waste retrieval/treatment/disposal experience is preferred. Master's degree in a related discipline is preferred. Professional society membership is preferred. Professional Engineering qualification is preferred. Publication in a professional journal is preferred
Relocation Funding ProvidedYes
U.S. Citizenship RequiredYes
Shift Work RequiredNo
This contractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
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