AECOM Process Software Engineer 2 in Richland, Washington

United States of America - Washington, Richland

Job Summary


The Plant Engineering organization is responsible for the technical activities relating to operations and maintenance of plant equipment during Construction, Commissioning, and Operations of the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). This position is an entry level position and the work location is at the WTP Project/Plant Site. The position is within a group that will be involved in control systems activities related to plant systems structures and components (SSC)’s with special emphasis on software during design reviews, startup support, and commissioning activities.

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


Under the direction of the Plant Installed Software Supervisor is responsible for:

  • Reviewing drawings/documents related to the requirements, design/implementation, and acceptance tests to support Operations requirements for functionality, reliability, maintainability, and quality

  • Supporting the System Engineers as the Plant Installed Software Subject Matter Expert with control system design

  • Advising and resolving engineering matters between Plant Management, System Engineers and Design Agency/Authority

  • Aiding in the transition of systems as they are turned over from Startup and handed over to Commissioning/Operations

  • Providing the technical support, including troubleshooting and diagnostics, for control system software and hardware during Commissioning/Operations

  • Maintaining the Operator Training Simulator by configuring the dynamic simulation modelling of plant processes and the control system emulator interface

  • Interfacing with the Plant Administrative Software group on matters involving the engineering design to support plant administrative automation

  • Providing support for Plant Engineering Programs with developing programmatic documents

  • Maintaining qualifications associated with assignments

  • 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

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.

Minimum Requirements


Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering

Experience: 5-10 years of control system experience, preference is given to experience in software activities on DOE projects.

Familiarity with the following is preferred:

  • Piping & Instrument Diagrams (P&ID)

  • Single Line Diagrams (SLD)

  • Boolean Logic Diagrams

  • Function Diagrams (ISA TR5.1.01/TR77.40.01)

  • Batch Control Models and Terminology (ANSI/ISA-88.00.01)

  • Programming Languages (IEC 61131-3) and Sequential Function Charting

  • Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

  • ABB Industrial IT

  • Modbus, Profibus, and Foundation Fieldbus

  • Safety Instrumented Systems (ANSI/ISA-84.00.01)

  • Invensys Triconex

  • Software Quality Assurance requirements of ASME NQA-1-2000

  • Safety Software Quality Assurance Requirements (DOE O 414.1C or D)

  • Process Instrumentation – specification, installation, operations, and maintenance

  • Plant Engineering Work Processes

  • Startup and Commissioning - Control system and field devices

  • PID Control & Loop Tuning

  • Operator Training Simulators – Dynamic simulation modelling of plant processes and control system emulation

  • Plant Administrative Software

  • Conduct of Operations

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201229BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.