HVAC Engineer Job at Bechtel, Richland, WA

  • Bechtel
  • Richland, WA

Job Description

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Accompanied
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $77,980 - $118,920 annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant).

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

Core to Bechtel is our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.

Project Overview

Bechtel is a global engineering, construction and project management company that has “built the world” for more than 120 years, having constructed Hoover Dam, the English Channel Tunnel, entire cities in the Middle East, the second-largest solar thermal power project in the world, and millions of miles of roads and pipelines. We produce a lasting, positive legacy by creating jobs, growing economies, connecting communities to resources, shoring up and expanding infrastructure, and making the world a cleaner, greener, safer place. 

Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest. 

Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland.

This position is a full-time role that offers part-time telework flexibility in the Richland, Washington project office. Upon initial hire and onboarding, the position will require full time presence in the Richland, Washington project office, then may offer part-time telework flexibility. This position works a 9/80 schedule, offering every other Friday off. 

Please be advised that the telework designation of the position may be changed in the future at the discretion of the company or project.

Position Summary

You will be working as part of the HVAC team designing the areas of the HVAC systems and or support utilities used to support the treatment and vitrification processes. You will be preparing technical reports, studies, procurement documentation, and design documentation, performing calculations using engineering software, and supporting systems. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in HVAC design and will be capable of developing design documents and procurement documents, including Specifications, Material Requisitions, Ventilation and Instrumentation diagrams and equipment data sheets. You will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines and the client in the development of the design. 


  • The primary role of the HVAC Engineer is to complete detailed design of engineering work, such as calculations for building heat loads and equipment sizing.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, use engineering judgment, and devise new approaches to solving problems. 
  • Perform work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements. 
  • Perform work using Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs) and appropriate 2-D and 3-D computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering (CAD and CAE) tools (Solidworks, IGRIP, Microstation). 
  • Support the procurement of equipment by developing procurement packages, reviewing quotations and evaluating them technically, review of vendor submittals and resolution of technical issues during the procurement of mechanical equipment.
  • Coordinate with the systems engineering group and other groups in development of equipment requirements.
  • Review and disposition of field change notices, non-conformance reports, and condition reports. 
  • 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 Mechanical, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering from an accredited university or college with 3 years of related experience.
  • Related experience includes but is not limited to V&ID development, Material Requisitions, Specification, calculations, and datasheets for HVAC equipment on powerplants, refineries, or chemical/nuclear process facilities.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), 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 Site. (Even if teleworking, must still be able to comply with security requirements to obtain a badge)
  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of current computer applications for engineering and design including appropriate knowledge of CAD (both 2-D and 3-D).
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize Microsoft office suite of products.
  • Familiar with regulations and industry codes and standards affecting complex engineering work within discipline.
  • Understands technical issues and costs related to selection of typical design features within discipline.
  • Knows how to develop all standard deliverables within discipline.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel Corporate guides and standards.
  • Familiar with effort required to prepare standard discipline deliverables and knows how to prepare standard engineering budgets and schedules within discipline.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Engineers license (or equivalent) in Mechanical, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering.
  • Previous WTP Experience using Bechtel Procurement tools would be beneficial.
  • Experience in producing HVAC Load Calculations, ductwork design and equipment selection for nuclear HVAC systems.
  • Knowledge of ASME AG-1, ASHRAE, SMACNA standards, and experience with DOE Nuclear Cleaning Handbook and guides.


At Bechtel, our employees enjoy a competitive total rewards package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, along with optional disability and supplemental insurance options, generous paid time off (160 hours annually, accrued 6.16 hours per pay period), nine paid holidays, paid parental leave, discretionary bonuses, and a well-designed 401K plan with matching and profit-sharing components. 

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