AECOM Nuclear Facility Manager II in Richland, Washington

United States of America - Washington, Richland

Job Summary


The Facility Manager is fully responsible for all execution activities for facilities turned over to Plant Operations. The Facility Manager II is senior line manager responsible for the overall safety and safe operation of the facility. All senior discipline managers such as Operations, Quality Assurance, Technical Support, Maintenance and Administration, as well as support function managers such as Health Protection, and Training are accountable to this position for the performance of their respective organization and acceptable support of facility activities. Ensures work executed by Operations staff is in accordance with Plant Operations and other applicable project procedures in accordance with policies and all applicable laws, regulations, Contract, Authorization Basis, and technical requirements.

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


  • During the EPC phase, provide input and requirements regarding for Operability, Maintainability, and Inspectability for the RAMI model.

  • Provide Operations personnel resources in support of Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) activities (i.e. lockout/tag out, design reviews)

  • Establish performance standards and ensuring the facilities adherence to the standards.

  • Identify and correct operations performance deficiencies

  • Ensure configuration control is maintained.

  • Ensure facility compliance with DOE orders and requirements through implementation of WTP programs and procedures.

  • Coordinate communications with support organizations to effectively support the facilities mission.

  • Provide support to the Project’s overall budget and ensuring the facility adherence to budgetary constraints.

  • Perform observations and assessments to ensure activities are safely and correctly conducted.

  • Perform investigations following abnormal events to identify and correct the cause of the event.

  • Keep senior management informed of the operational status of the facilities.

  • Communicate directly with DOE to convey facility status and resolve issues in a timely manner.

  • Interface with senior management, regulators, stakeholders, and the DOE regarding plant operations planning and execution.

  • 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


  • Establish of performance standards for adherence to those standards.

  • Establish standards for professional conduct, good watch standing practices, equipment monitoring and management responsibilities which are fundamental to operating the facilities which meets DOE expectations.

  • Manage care, custody, and control (work authorization) of systems, facilities, and areas turned over to Plant Operations

  • Approve, for issuance, training materials for qualifying operations personnel.

  • Approve, for issuance, procedures to accurately establish administrative, technical and response guidance for the overall safe operation of the facility.

  • Sets priorities and goals to ensure the efficient and effective use of resources

  • Determines reportability for issues/events related to systems, facilities, or areas turned over to Operations for BNI approval.

  • Select, train, and qualify operations personnel.

  • Suspend any and all activities considered to be unsafe or in violation of approved procedures at the facility.

  • Approve for implementation, facility modifications and design changes approved by Plant Engineering.

  • Approval of Project documents affecting the Commissioning/Operations Authorization Agreement for

  • Approve the restart of facility activities once the cause of cessation of those activities has been identified and corrected and the appropriate concurrences from senior management and DOE are received.

  • Authorized to order emergency actions to be taken to prevent or mitigate the release of radioactive or hazardous materials to employees, the public, or environment and to prevent equipment damage.


(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 or a related science.

Experience: Has a minimum of 15 years related management and supervisory experience, at least 10 years of which are at the facility where the appointment is made or a similar high hazard chemical / nuclear facility. Has successfully completed the qualification program for the facility where the appointment is made, or have plant/facility operational knowledge consistent with the requirements of the Facility Manager's job. Previous Vitrification Facility and DOE Facility Manager experience preferred. 4 Years of Nuclear facility experience required. (Nuclear Experience when used in reference to Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities, is experience acquired at any facility in which radioactive materials are routinely handled, stored, processed, or utilized. A Bachelor of Science (BS) may be substituted for up to 3 years of nuclear experience.

Must have working knowledge and experience with:

DOE Orders:

422.1 Conduct of Operations

426.2 Personnel Selection, Training, Qualification, and Certification Requirements for Nuclear Facilities

232.1 Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information

DOE Standard 3009 – DSA (Documented Safety Analysis)

420.1 Nuclear Safety Policy

Safety Trained Supervisor Certification preferred. If not certified, need to have ability to become a Safety Trained Supervisor within 1 year.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications


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 to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Government

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 196404BR

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.