AECOM Quality Assurance Auditor I in Richland, Washington

Requisition/Vacancy No. 156941BR

Position Title Quality Assurance Auditor I

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 Quality Assurance Auditor–1 - Reports directly to the Quality Assurance Audit Manager and is responsible to conduct QA independent audit and assessment activities conducted by the QA Department, including construction, startup, operations, and maintenance activities, as appropriate. Ensures that activities are planned, prepared, conducted, and documented in accordance with approved WTP programs and procedures for WTP Facilities, including Low Activity Waste (LAW), Balance of Facilities (BOF), and the Analytical Laboratory (Lab) (LBL) structures, systems and components (SSCs).

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


  • As a QA Auditor obtaining and maintaining qualification as a QA Auditor;

  • Under the guidance of the QA Audit Manager or assigned Audit Team Leader, plan, perform and report on the results of assigned QA Audits and Assessments;

  • Verifying the adequacy, implementation, and effectiveness of the WTP QA program for activities and report the results to management;

  • Verifying the adequacy, implementation, and effectiveness of Q-Supplier's QA programs and report the results to management;

  • Develop and execute risk-based quality assurance audit and surveillance checklists;

  • Ensure that deficiencies and enhancements identified by the QA Audit group are appropriately documented;

  • Assist with preparation of internal quality assessment related procedures;

  • Follow up on corrective actions for QA-identified issues to verify adequacy and sustainability;

  • Assist in the development of and maintain metrics related to the Quality Audit group's scope 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




(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual


Minimum Requirements


Education: : Minimum of an Associate’s degree in engineering, architecture, technology, science or equivalent education or specific training in area of expertise.

Experience: 6 years of construction, startup, operations, maintenance activities, engineering, and/or technical auditing/assessment experience or equivalent. Current or previous Auditor or Lead Auditor qualifications, preferably in a Department of Energy (DOE) Program. Experience with nuclear programs and/or Department of Energy sites is strongly desired but not required. Previous Hanford Site experience is preferred but not required.

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.