AECOM Senior Field Environmental Facility Support Specialist in Richland, Washington

Business Line Government

Position Title Senior Field Environmental Facility Support Specialist

United States of America - Washington


Job Summary

The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) Environmental group supports planning, development, and implementation of procedures and/or work packages to comply with Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) Environmental Protection program requirements associated with permit conditions, licenses and environmental regulations.

The Senior Field Environmental Facility Support Specialist provides subject matter expertise and interpretation in support of implementation of environmental program requirements that specifically apply to the WTP facility and/or specific systems they are assigned. This support encompasses construction and startup turnovers to commissioning, as well as compliance. Subject expertise is applied in conjunction with environmental evaluations, activity level requirements flow down to Plant Management, and concurrence with implementing technical procedures and work packages. This position assists the Facility Shift Manager in response to environmental-related alarms and other dangerous waste or air permitting (emissions) anomalies.

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


  • Works with the facility management to ensure solid waste, air and wastewater permitting requirements aremet

  • Provides support and problem solving to plant management and staff related to environmental issues and concerns, and potential complianceissues

  • Performs daily facility walk through to prevent compliance issues

  • Reviews daily data summaries and alarms from the permitted equipment and instruments for anomalies

  • Reviews facility daily, weekly, monthly, etc. inspection records to locate and correct errors before the inspection window isclosed

  • Performs environmental compliance self-assessments, as assigned

  • Responds to compliance issues and investigates regulator and agency questions / issues, as directed

  • Escorts or accompanies regulators and agencies when they perform a compliance walk through of the facility and responds to questions, as appropriate

  • Writes and responds to Condition Reports which involve compliance issues.

  • Supports WTP’s Nuclear Safety & Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work protective of human health and theenvironment

  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisor’srequest


(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: Possesses a four-year Bachelorof ScienceDegree in Engineering or a related science. Appropriate training and experience commensurate with the responsibilities of the position may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Experience: 10 years with Bachelor’s Degree or 7 years with Master’s Degree

Job Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of air, water, and hazardous waste environmental regulations, permit compliance, monitoring and inspection techniques and methodologies

  • Experience in operating plants that require compliance with environmental permits and regulations

  • Ability to read engineering drawings (e.g., General Arrangement, Piping & Instrumentation Drawings)

  • Experience in working with operations management to discuss and resolve environmental concerns and issues

  • Knowledge/experience working with government agencies ( e.g., US Department of Energy, Washington State Department of Ecology) preferred

  • Working knowledge of Washington State environmental regulations is preferred

  • Ability to identify and resolve environmental aspects of problems that arise associated with maintenance and commissioning

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills are desirable

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Relocation benefits are available for this position.

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

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 170538BR