Washington River Protection Solutions Engineer in Richland, Washington


Position Number28905

CompanyWA River Protection Solutions





Job Responsibilities/Duties

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. 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 Flowsheet Definition & Analysis group establishes and evaluates process flowsheets using process models for waste retrieval, treatment and disposal.This position is accountable for developing flowsheets, revising and operating dynamic process models and completing engineering studies as part of the RPP. The process engineer position has the following responsibilities:* Develop, verify and validate dynamic and steady-state process models.* Perform chemical thermodynamic analyses supporting flowsheet development and Tank Farm operations.* Perform flowsheet optimization and evaluation studies and report on those studies both orally and through written reports.* Extract and analyze data from databases and process model output.* Under general 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.* Oversee contractors on studies and evaluations including procuring subcontract services.* May function as lead specialist engineer on a task force or special assignment.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and a minimum of 2-7 years of related experience.

Desired Qualifications

The ability to work effectively within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures when experiencing major changes in work task or work environment is required.The ability to work independently and bring unique expertise to the team is required.The ability to communicate and work effectively in a multidisciplinary environment is required.Masters degree in a related discipline is preferred.Professional Engineering credentials are preferred.Professional society membership is preferred.Publication in a professional journal is preferred.Demonstration of a high level of extrapolative thinking and mature engineering judgment is preferred.Knowledge of Tank Waste Treatment flowsheets is preferred.Hanford Tank Farm experience is preferred.

Relocation Funding ProvidedYes

U.S. Citizenship RequiredYes

Clearance RequiredNo

Job ClassificationExempt

Shift Work RequiredNo

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