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Sr. Startup Engineer 2018-417-HAINC-CF

Location : Richland, WA
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : 2018-417-HAINC-CF
Start Date : 11/26/2018
End Date : 11/21/2019
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : >6
Required Education : Bachelors-Engineering or related field
Travel : Yes
Relocation : No

Job Description :

HukariAscendent is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business specializing in comprehensive engineering and technical support services associated with commercial nuclear power and other Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear activities. 


We are looking for qualified candidates to support the plant start-up and commissioning process, managing assigned commissioning activities. This will require coordinating with other disciplines within the startup organization to complete all required testing. Principle responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Prepare system testing and turnover documentation including seeped documents, test records, test procedures and other similar required documents;
• Prepare system preoperational test procedures for assigned systems. Complete testing per equivalent Bechtel Corporate Standard Test and Commissioning Procedures (STCP) and Standard Work Process Procedures (SWPP), site-specific, pre-op, and other procedures which may be required to be prepared in this position. Complete all test records, data sheets, etc. to fully document testing activities;
• Coordinate with and provide direction to supplier Technical Assistants to complete commissioning of vendor supplied equipment. Monitor supplier TA activities to ensure proper charging of TA time (i.e.: ensure Bechtel is not charged for TA time spent addressing the vendor's own issues). Plan work accordingly and control the expenditure of TA time to stay within the budget constraints for each PO; report and document vendor work activities on a daily basis in accordance with applicable procedures;
• Supervise and direct craft and subcontractor personnel as required to support commissioning. Plan work with the subcontractors and craft, monitor it and control it in accordance with the terms of the contract to
stay within the budget and schedule constraints. Report and document subcontractor work activities on a daily basis in accordance with applicable procedures;
• Provide input to engineering on revisions required to system descriptions, vendor operating and maintenance manuals, etc. based on review of documents during development of the preoperational test procedures and executing of the commissioning to ensure all such documents are consistent; Prepare the necessary design change and non-conformance documents in accordance with Bechtel procedures as required to document as-built conditions and/or properly resolve deficiencies;
• Prepare detailed startup plans for assigned project system commissioning activities, integrate all discipline activities into these plans; Provide input and updates to project controls as required to maintain accuracy and progress of project schedules, QURR and other progress tracking tools;
• Supervise field manual craft as required to perform assigned tasks; monitor and control craft
performance and be accountable for performance of the craft against the budget;
• Participate in system turnover walkdowns for both Construction turnovers and Customer handovers; initiate, track and resolve punchlist items for assigned areas of responsibility;
• Apply knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria pertinent to large DOE project to development of test plans and procedures;
• Use well developed interpersonal skills to interact closely and frequently with project management, client management and operations and maintenance personnel while maintaining a level of commercial awareness that does not create adverse exposure to the project's financial and schedule positions;
• Use well developed leadership skills to plan, organize, and complete activities and ensure completion of all required documentation;
• Use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Bechtel Standard Applications in the execution of work assignments;
• Work hours as required, including shift-work, overtime, weekends and holidays as necessary to support the project;
• Perform other duties as directed in support of project activities


Period of Performance: ~ 12 months. 


Locals Preferred.


HukariAscendent offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off.


Opportunities with HukariAscendent change frequently.  For a complete listing of our current openings, please visit our website at https://www.hukari.com.


HukariAscendent is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Qualifications :

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor Degree from an accredited university in Engineering or related field and 6 years related
experience in startup, nuclear power facility experience, or similar; in lieu of a formal degree, high school diploma or equivalent and 12 years of related experience to include Startup, nuclear power facility experience, industry or military license/certification/qualification in electrical work or similar.
• A minimum 3 years of experience in startup and commissioning of mechanical equipment and system testing is required, to include startup testing or maintenance of rotating equipment, pipe line cleaning, and system lineup.
• At least 3 years of experience in supervising and managing craft workers to perform maintenance or commissioning activities.

Minimum Qualifications
• Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check which includes verification of employment and education. Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford.
• In-depth knowledge in the areas of Mechanical, Operations, and/or Shift Technical Engineer and
knowledge of principles and practices related to sound operation.
• Good knowledge of related construction and engineering practices and the economics involved.
• Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria.
• Skilled in oral and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications
• Possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
• Previous experience and knowledge of Bechtel Startup procedures, programs, and processes.
• Previous experience as a Bechtel Startup (Commissioning) Engineer scheduling and performing system checkout and operation.
• Previous commercial nuclear/Department of Energy experience.
• ASME AG-1 Code HVAC experience

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