External Job Opportunity

TitleMechanical Design Engineer (Repost)
Position Number37378
CompanyWA River Protection Solutions
City/StateRichland, WA
Location2435 Stevens

Job Responsibilities/Duties
Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is the tank farm operating contractor at the Hanford Site located in Richland, WA. The WRPS mission is to safely store, retrieve, and treat 56 million gallons of legacy radioactive and hazardous waste. This complex mission spans all competencies of engineering/science accomplished through a highly integrated organization engineering organization. WRPS was identified as "One of America's Safest Companies" in 2020; and was the recipient of the 2021 "Employee of the Year" by the Association of Washington Businesses.

Engineering at WRPS consists of process engineering, design engineering, nuclear safety, plant/system engineering, construction project engineering, procurement engineering, process and control system engineering, engineering standards/program implementation, and the Chief Technology Office. These areas support all areas of the tank farm mission including Retrievals, Production Operations, Field Projects, Waste Feed Delivery Projects, and long term innovations.

This position supports the Design Engineering organization which provides multi-disciplined design support and subject matter expert (SME) capabilities. Duties for this position may include; execution of designs to repair and/or retro-fit obsolete equipment and systems, installation of new equipment and systems, fitness for service evaluations of existing systems, oversight of contracted A&Es design media, and providing SME guidance to other engineers.

This position includes the following responsibilities;
* Leading small, multi-disciplined teams to execute design of projects that support Tank Farm operations, Effluent Treatment Facility, 242-A Evaporator and other general Hanford facilities.
* Oversee and issue drawings, perform calculations and analyzes that support final design products, and originate equipment specifications and datasheets.
* Perform system walk downs.

The specific engineering duties will include the following;
* Assume responsibility for the mechanical system aspects of specific projects/scope including design, application, test, or the preparation of specifications for systems, materials, equipment or components in collaboration with other engineering/science competencies within the team.
* Prepare technical manuals, calculations, drawings, reports, procedures and deliver technical presentations to engineering, operations, projects, and customer organizations.
* Conduct site/area visits and investigate engineering problems, propose solutions and alternatives and provide recommendations
* Apply technical knowledge toward the reduction of the cost and improvement of systems where possible and incorporate new ideas resulting from engineering/scientific progress in the field.
* Support preparation of scope, cost, and schedules for projects/tasks.
* Problem-solving for complex technical challenges with adaptations of engineering alternatives.
* Verify and comply with engineering documentation standards and test procedures.

This position is located in North Richland.

Required Qualifications
Grade 19:
Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline; and
Nine (9) years of related experience

Grade 20:
Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline; and
Ten (10) years of related experience

Desired Qualifications
* Professional Engineering License
* Experience with ASME 31.1 and B31.3 piping system designs highly desired
* Experience in execution of design utilizing software design tools for pipe stress and flow calculations.
* Direct experience with the use of AFT Fathom, AutoPipe, MathCAD, and Microsoft Office products.
* Experience with ASME AG-1, commercial HVAC system designs, Fire Protection Design and installation,
* Experience leading small groups of engineers to reach a common design goal
* Excellent presentation and verbal communication skills

Depending on the nature of your employment with WRPS, you can expect the following:
-A business casual dress work environment: jeans are permissible (restrictions may apply).
-Opportunity for work/life balance: a standard 4 x 10 work schedule, allowing more personal time to enjoy life outside of the office (other schedules and/or shift work may be required).
-Many positions (non-bargaining) allow for a hybrid work environment, a combination of in-office and telework (restrictions may apply).

Compensation & Benefits
Grade 19:
Hiring Range Minimum: $111,588
Hiring Range Maximum: $140,663

Grade 20:
Hiring Range Minimum: $122,813
Hiring Range Maximum: $154,838

External candidates may be eligible to receive a recruitment incentive.

WRPS offers a comprehensive benefits package to include medical/dental/vision, short-and long-term disability, life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, and paid time off. For a full list of benefits please visit

In accordance with the company's philosophy on compensation for exempt and salaried non-exempt employees, WRPS takes into consideration a variety of factors when determining initial salary to include assigned job scope and responsibility, a candidate's qualifications as compared to internal comparators performing in a similar role, and the external labor market. A salary offer will be made within the targeted hiring range posted. Note a candidate's prior salary history will not be taken into consideration.

Relocation Funding ProvidedYes
U.S. Citizenship RequiredYes
Clearance RequiredNo
Job ClassificationExempt
Shift Work RequiredNo


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