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Sr Engineering Specialist MET

Richland, WA 99352

Posted: 12/05/2023 Job Number: 32944

Job Description

Position Summary

Position is a Senior Engineer working in Materials Engineering Technology (MET). Executes assignments concerned with specialized or unique engineering and/or scientific requirements in material selection and corrosion assessments as a senior MET representative on the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) Project. Has technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, and coordinating MET assignments. This involves exploration of subject area and definition of scope, and may involve development of novel concepts, approaches, and solutions. Involves overseeing the welding, coatings, codes and standards, and material selection issues for WTP Engineering and working with Subcontractors and Construction to resolve emerging issues.

Provides support to the design and execution of nuclear and chemical waste processing facility in collaboration with engineers responsible for procurement and design of systems and components required in the plant processes. Emphasis on selection of materials and resolution of materials and metallurgical issues arising during the design, procurement, and construction activities. Focused efforts involve addressing unanticipated issues that arise in advancing the design.

This position works a 9/80 schedule, offering every other Friday off.


Must have the ability to work independently, use engineering judgment, and devise new approaches to solving problems.
Review of purchase orders and specific component specifications to ensure that they have adequately addressed the corrosion evaluation requirements and generic project requirements normally found in specifications controlled by the MET group of supplier documents against the requirements of the specification requirements identified in the procurement documents to ensure compliance with the technical requirements;
Evaluation of specifications for specific pieces of equipment to ensure that they have correctly extracted generic MET requirements.
Evaluation of supplier deviation requests to ensure compatibility with the MET requirements specified in the purchase order;
Reviews the materials specified or proposed to ensure that the specified materials comply with the purchase order, component specification, and generic specification requirements and the materials are compatible with the process flow stream chemistry and operating information, materials selection guides, and the corrosion evaluations.
Review of nonconformance reports, construction deficiency reports, and field change requests to ensure sound technical resolution of technical deficiencies.
Review of component design as necessary to ensure that MET requirements have been successfully implemented by the supplier.
Act as the subcontract technical coordinator for a subcontract with an ASME NQA-1 testing laboratory for the MET group.
Evaluation of procurement documents against the applicable corrosion evaluations, generic project requirements, applicable codes, standards, and/or specifications, and design criteria database commitments to ensure MET requirements have been properly addressed.
Support the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

Qualification and Skills

Basic Qualifications

BS degree in Science or Engineering from an accredited university or college with 9 years of related experience.
Must be able to work and remain in the US without visa sponsorship.
Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), and background check.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and ability to utilize Microsoft office suite of products.
Must be familiar with the interaction of process chemistry corrosion mechanisms including general corrosion, pitting corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, and crevice corrosion, in austenitic stainless steels, nickel based alloys, and duplex steels in acidic, neural, and caustic solutions. Work includes understanding the requirements of the codes and standards and being able to determine whether components comply with the WTP Project technical requirements.
Knowledge of the integrated application of engineering design principles and safety regulations and documentation within the DOE Complex.
Knowledge of engineering/scientific systems, calculations, applications, construction methods, and materials is required.
Specifically significant experience using industry standards and national codes and standards as it relates to selecting and evaluating materials in chemical environments
A broad working knowledge of precedents in national consensus code, specification, and standard, familiar with the principles and practices of related technical areas, and able to coordinate and work with other technical disciplines.
Understands technical issues and costs related to selection of typical design features within discipline.
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).

Preferred Qualifications

Recognized and respected within company for technical expertise in the specialized field and has a growing reputation in the field of materials science or metallurgy.
Participation in technical society committee or a code committee is desired.
Thorough knowledge of industrial practices, regulatory standards, design criteria, national codes and standards, and corporate procedures.
Must be familiar with welding methods and good practices, including the requirements for WPSs and PQRs, NDE procedures. Must be familiar with ASME, AWS, API, and ASTM codes and standards including ASMENQA-1, ASME BPVC, Section II, Section V, Section VIII, and Section IX;ASME B31.3;AWS D1.1;and AWS D1.6.
Minimum of 10 years’experience in the procurement of components work in commercial nuclear power or DOE projects.
Experience at U.S. DOE Facility or NRC licensed facility under ASME NQA-1 Quality Assurance Program.
Knowledge of related construction practices and the economic tradeoffs involved. Thorough knowledge of industrial practices, regulatory standards, design criteria, national codes and standards, and corporate procedures.
PE license is a preferred qualification.

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Jason T. Brewster

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