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Senior System Safety Engineer

Government and Military

Engineer, Safety


Richland, Washington, United States

Supports implementation and performance of activities associated with the newly created, first of a kind Chemical Safety Management Program (CSMP). Participates in CSMP execution functional group planning and performance of program activities while demonstrating compliance to program regulatory and contractual requirements. Performs assessment and line surveillance activities to verify process chemical hazards have been appropriately identified and engineered and administrative process chemical hazard controls and safeguards are implemented as required. Prepare materials that provide response and dispositions for technical and administrative comments identified from internal project and external oversight reviews. Support program status updates to project management and Department of Energy representatives. Supports overall performance of the safety and health system safety functional group and CSMP activities

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


  • Provides technical expertise/guidance to engineering, construction, start-up, and commissioning regarding operability safety and process chemical safety.

  • Reviews design documents, operating procedures, work planning documents, and commissioning test documents to support identification of hazards and appropriate determination of hazard controls and safeguards is completed.

  • Supports safety management program implementation and plant readiness activities.

  • Reviews changes related to chemical safety impacts, introduction of new process chemicals, or significant changes to ensure that changes with impacts to hazards to workers, public, or the environment are provided to the appropriate approval authority.

  • Supports facility walkdowns for job hazard analysis and worker safety and health efforts.

  • Supports implementation of 10 CFR 851 Worker Safety and Health and Health and Process Safety Management 29 CFR 1910.119 requirements.

  • Supports Worker Safety through Design reviews and document development.

  • Perform assessments and surveillances for chemical safety management program.

  • Supports process hazard analysis efforts.

  • 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.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a science or engineering field, or a related discipline from an accredited university or equivalent education/experience. Minimum of 9+ years of professional experience. In lieu of a degree, 15 years of professional experience.

  • 5 years experience with OSHA PSM "Process Safety Management" per 29 CFR 1910.119, compliance audits, process hazard analysis.

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check which includes verification of employment and education.

  • Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.

  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in hazardous waste treatment facilities, chemical processing facilities, DOE facilities, or DOD facilities preferred.

  • Experience with national consensus codes and standards preferred.




(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.


HIRING SALARY RANGE: $107,462.78 - $169,763.78 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

This position includes a competitive benefits package. For more detailed information on our Benefits and what it is like to work for Amentum: please visit our careers site:

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. Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work weekends as needed.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

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.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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