Simulation Engineer

Electrical Supervisor
June 28, 2022
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June 28, 2022

Simulation Engineer

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in any science, technology, or engineering field.

Experience: Eight years distributed control system professional experience with at least two years of experience directing the work of others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Department of Energy facility, commercial nuclear, or Naval Nuclear training simulators is desired.
  • Experience with software life cycle documentation requirements is desired.
  • Experience with JProTM simulation software or similar is desired.
  • Experience with Subcontract Technical Representative (STR) duties is a plus.
  • Experience with Bechtel Procurement System (BPS) to perform subcontractor documentation and contract activity functions is a plus.


  • Maintain System Hardware configuration management for all simulator systems.
  • Identify, coordinate, schedule, and monitor simulator system changes/upgrades to meet training needs.
  • Provide administrative control of simulator hardware/software systems.
  • Identify and coordinate incidental technical, licensing, and documentation requirements requiring implementation.
  • Initiate and coordinate software procurement required to maintain the simulator systems.
  • Perform acquisition and disposition of simulator hardware/software assets.
  • Schedule simulator maintenance activities.
  • Use Bechtel Procurement System (BPS) to develop and track procurement forms and activities for simulator hardware/software.
  • Schedule simulator maintenance activities.
  • Act as planning and scheduling interface for future expansion of Simulator Systems.
  • Act as liaison between WTCC Training and Plant Engineering, Cyber Security, Information System & Technology, Operations, and Subcontractor.
  • Track and monitor design changes (physical equipment/process system modifications) to the simulator systems.
  • Maintain the Simulator Improvement Program (maintain log index, assess potential improvements, coordinate reviews, and monitor completion of simulator improvement activities).
  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work 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.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
  • Upon reporting, must be able to complete and pass a medical evaluation for badging purposes. Must have full mobility, be able to walk on uneven or broken surfaces (rocks, gravel, etc.). The examination includes, but is not limited to ability to pass blood pressure test, able to bend, twist, pull, push, climb, and lift more than 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.


  • Direct Simulator Network Technician work activities as necessary to support training needs.

(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual

This job description outlines the principal duties and in no way states or implies these are the only duties to be performed in this position.

Per Diem Details:
If applicable, mobilization and demobilization expenses (mileage, lodging, and M&IE) are authorized to and from the assignment location if point of origin is more than 50 miles away. Demobilization is authorized only if the assignment is completed per the assignment end date, or Bechtel ends the assignment earlier than specified.

Contract employees are expected to drive their own car to the assignment location. Lodging plus methodology is approved for the settling-in period of the first 30 days or until long-term lodging is occupied, whichever occurs first. For mobilization, demobilization and during the settling-in period all charges, except M&IE per diems, are to be invoiced by the agency to Bechtel with required receipts. After long-term lodging is occupied, or the 30-day period has elapsed, the per diem allowance for lodging, meals and incidental expenses will be no more than 55% of the approved FTR rate. Meals will be expensed via daily entry into myTime time record system. Expense reports including receipts will continue to be required for lodging. Actual lodging costs up to 55% of the approved FTR rate will be reimbursed.

Contract employees on single status assignments of 3 months or more may be granted trips home. Trips are not to exceed a frequency of once every 28 days provided that a minimum of 30 days, from the trip departure date, remain in the assignment. Trips are expected to be scheduled over the weekends and will be on the contract employee’s own time. Up to 3 days of home leave travel expenses will be reimbursed including parking and car rental at home (if own car was driven to project location). M&IE is only paid on travel days. Deviations in home leave schedules require project approval. Reimbursement for travel via common carrier (airline, train, or bus) may not exceed the cost of economy class airfare.

Job Location: Richland

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