AECOM Planner II in Richland, Washington

Requisition/Vacancy No. 157184BR

Position Title Planner II

Job Category Maintenance

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 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.

Job Summary


The Planning Specialist is a mid-level position assigned to perform scheduling, planning, and estimating support for coordination and integration of Plant Engineering work. Under minimal supervision, the Planning Specialist performs complex scheduling and activity planning and administrative assignments. These assignments include understanding technical activities and scope, logical ties between activities, and how those activities should be integrated with activities in other organizations.

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


  • Develops schedule activity and logic to reflect ongoing and future work.

  • Obtains weekly schedule status from responsible parties, updates schedule accordingly, and briefs Plant Engineering management on progress and problem areas.

  • Works with schedulers and planners in other groups to coordinate overall schedule logic and activity relationships to ensure the overall work is properly integrated and coordinated.

  • Creates estimate tools and reports supporting cost basis and budgeting activities.

  • Accesses original schedule and cost basis documentation to properly understand work scope; supports management decision-making related to potential project scope changes.

  • Collects data related to performance indicators and updates department metrics.

  • Performs a variety of other related work as directed.

  • Completes required project training within allotted time.

  • Reflects nuclear safety and quality priorities in the performance of work.

  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the environment

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



Physical Requirements:

(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual

Minimum Requirements


Education: Associate Degree in engineering/science or equivalent education or specific training in area of expertise.

Experience: 8 years of experience in planning or operations logistics support required. Scheduling experience required, including proficiency with Oracle Primavera P6©. Experience with Facility start-up/commissioning experience strongly desired.

Preferred Qualifications N/A

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.