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Radiological Engineer III

Government and Military

Engineer, Aerospace


Richland, Washington, United States

Job Summary

Develops health physics, radiological engineering, dosimetry, bioassay, assessment or instrumentation processes for projects or programs, and/or operating facilities under the direction of assigned supervisor. With minimal oversight, plans work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of health physics and radiological engineering techniques, controls procedures, and criteria. Devises new cost-effective approaches to solving problems.

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


  • 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.
  • Provide technical support for assigned aspects of Radiological Control Program implementation to assure federal, state, and WTP requirements regarding radiation exposure to site personnel and the general public are followed.
  • Promptly resolve program implementation issues by teaming with WTP management and facility staff to identify compliant, cost-effective solutions.
  • Serve as a subject area technical expert for assigned topics.
  • Develop/review technical documents and procedures for assigned subject areas.
  • Perform radiological work planning for assigned facilities and operations.
  • Provide oversight of radiological field operations to assure operating facilities remain compliant with WTP requirements.
  • Provide guidance and information to facility staff on emerging issues pertaining to Radiological Control Program implementation.
  • Support the resolution of corrective actions and assist in the investigation of radiological incidents.
  • 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 supervisor’s request.




(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual

Performs desk work, including writing, computer workstation processes, and telephone operation. Arranges for and/or performs presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal and informal contacts, requiring long periods of sitting. Oversees field activities through inspections, testing and equipment operations, which requires walking, standing, bending, and turning along with wearing of personal protective equipment. Occasional loading, transport, and unloading of tools and/or supplies specific to an activity.

Amentum is a global company with a heritage dating back more than 100 years and delivering solutions in nuclear energy, infrastructure, operations and maintenance, and national security. Our predecessors helped build Hoover Dam, protected fighting forces in World War II, and supported the Manhattan Project. Today, our teams clean up legacy nuclear waste around the world, manage the United Kingdom’s defense portfolio, design programs and tests for Navy submarine electronic systems, and provide integrated supply chain services needed in developing countries during the pandemic.

Amentum has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) 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.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Physics, Engineering, or related science. Appropriate training and experience commensurate with the responsibilities of the position may be considered in lieu of a degree.


  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in operational Radiation Protection and Health Physics with BS degree; 3 years’ experience with MS degree
  • Possesses expert knowledge of health physics with significant knowledge of applied health physics/radiation protection principles and practices, standards and requirements
  • Experienced in Radiation Protection Program development and/or implementation within the DOE complex
  • Experienced in resolving radiological issues with management and facility staff
  • Experienced in several areas from the following list - ALARA, assessments, dosimetry, instrumentation, radiological engineering, radiological work planning, training
  • Active certification as CHP or RRPT preferred

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