AECOM Nuclear Safety Basis/Technical Services Engineer 3 in Richland, Washington

Requisition/Vacancy No. 145997BR

Position Title Nuclear Safety Basis/Technical Services Engineer 3

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Washington

City Richland

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Nuclear Safety Basis/Technical Services Engineer to be based in our Richland, WA location. The Engineer is responsible for perform a variety of engineering assignments in planning and overseeing research, development, design, manufacture, test, installation, operation, and maintenance of diverse electronic/mechanical equipment and systems and generally as a member of a design, analysis or review team on more complex assignments or as a lead on less complex assignments.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Perform a range of design development, analysis or review tasks under minimal supervision.

  2. Act as a lead on less complex tasks and responsible for a portion of a design or section of an analysis or design review.

  3. Generate complete design specifications of more complex projects.

  4. Coordinate and work closely with other engineering, logistics, financial, and program management disciplines to define system specifications and requirements.

  5. Establish and maintain a filing system or databases as needed for tracking project status.

  6. Develop, maintain and produce technical documentation and system/subsystem specifications.

  7. Direct interface and liaison with customers at all levels from quotation to final design and test activities, design reviews and technical working group meetings to comply with requirements and specifications.

  8. Conduct site visits, experimental investigations and analyze engineering problems, propose solutions and alternatives, and provide recommendations.

  9. Verify and comply with engineering documentation standards and test procedures.

  10. Support development of technical proposal and provide comments on the technical content and level of effort of the proposed scope of work.

Minimum Requirements

Educational Requirement:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate engineering or sciences discipline from a four-year accredited college or university. Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, or Nuclear Engineering degrees are preferred.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years job-related experience, post-graduation, in an engineering setting.

  • Candidate must be eligible to obtain a DOE Q clearance and access to Commercial Nuclear Facilities.

  • Candidate must be able to travel on business as needed.

  • Candidate must be open to relocation away from the area should the need arise.

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

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements:

  • Masters Degree a plus.

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience at a DOE Facility

  • Experience/Knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

Hazards Analysis – Experience in preparing hazards analyses in nuclear/chemical/oil & gas environments. This includes familiarity with the DOE (or NRC) standards and the ability to develop and revise existing Documented Safety Analysis and Hazard Assessment documents for nuclear facilities.

Fire Protection/Fire Safety - Experience in the preparation of written fire protection analyses that include one of the following topics: Fire Hazard Analyses, fire modeling, or performance-based design.

Accident Analysis – Experience in using concepts from DOE-HDBK-3010-94 or NUREG/CR-6410 in the development of accident

analysis related calculations in complex nuclear environments. Experience in completing dose consequences to onsite and offsite

individuals for chemical and radiological releases resulting from flammability issues, spray releases, spills, boiling, explosions, and

crushing events is desired.

Emergency Management - Experience in emergency planning or preparedness in either the nuclear (NRC / DOE / FEMA-REP

regulations) or chemical (EPA / OSHA regulations) industry. Experience in one or more of the following is desired: hazards

identification & screening, accident analysis, consequence assessment, drill & exercise.

Criticality Safety - Experience in preparing Criticality Safety Evaluations/Analysis reports or experience using criticality safety analysis computer codes (eg., SCALE or MCNP) with an understanding of criticality safety related Department of Energy orders and standards, NRC regulatory guides, and ANSI/ANS-8 criticality safety national consensus standards.

Technical Specifications – Experience in the development or implementation of NRC Technical Specifications or the DOE Technical Safety Requirements. Requires a working knowledge of the DOE Orders and Standards.

Regulatory Programs – Experience in performing day to day support of the facility operations with respect to the safety basis

documentation in compliance with DOE and federal regulations along with performing and reviewing Unreviewed Safety Questions. Assist in safety basis implementation activities such as procedure review, implementation planning, and assessments.

Regulation Analysis/Licensing Documentation – Experience in the development, preparation, submission, and defense of licensing documentation for both NRC and DOE facilities. This will include the revision, updating, or amending existing regulatory documents, license applications, and supporting documents.

Cognizant System Engineer - Responsible for maintaining overall cognizance of assigned systems, providing systems engineering support for operations and maintenance, and technical support of line management safety responsibilities for ensuring continued system operational readiness.

Risk Analysis - Capable of developing, documenting and defending probabilistic risk analyses in nuclear

industry environments. This includes familiarity with the DOE and/or NRC commercial, or related chemical process industry sector

nuclear risk analysis guidance documents and standards. Risk analysis capabilities should include one or more of the following: fault tree analysis, event tree analysis, probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), probabilistic human and equipment reliability assessments, and project risk assessments. The successful candidate should have familiarity with current software in this field (CAFTA, SAPHIRE, etc.).

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a background and pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • 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.

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