AECOM Quality Engineering and Program Manager (QEM) in Richland, Washington

Business Line Government

Position Title Quality Engineering and Program Manager (QEM)

United States of America - Washington


Job Summary


The WTCC Quality Engineering and Program Manager (QEM) reports directly to the WTCC Manager of Quality (MOQ). The WTCC QEM is responsible for implementation and compliance with the WTP Quality Assurance Program (QAP) requirements applicable to construction, startup testing, commissioning, maintenance, and operations activities of the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP).

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


  • Ensuring implementation of the WTP QA Program within WTCC’s scope of work.

  • Demonstrated leadership in management of change initiatives.

  • Proficiency in oral and written communications.

  • Proficiency in providing direction and on the job training to assigned personnel.

  • Perform formal and on the job training and coaching for Quality personnel related to quality programs, audit techniques, communications (verbal and written), interview techniques, leadership, and teaming as needed.

  • Maintaining sufficient trained and qualified quality staff to implement QA Program activities.

  • Managing and supervisor assigned staffing, ensuring timely and compliant support of C&O activities.

  • Assessing implementation and compliance, identifying and reporting quality assurance program deficiencies to line management and the WTCC MOQ.

  • Assisting in developing quality program documents (e.g., QA Plan) necessary for WTCC activities.

  • Coordinating with, and supporting, the WTP Manager of Quality to make revisions of the WTP QA Program necessary to support WTCC activities.

  • Developing implementing procedures for quality assurance requirements assigned to WTCC.

  • Identifying and implementing actions to promote improvement and correct deficiencies in the implementation of the WTP QAP within the WTCC organizations.

  • Provide leadership and input for the People Based Quality program.

  • 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


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(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.

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, Monday-Thursday 6:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Minimum Requirements


Education: Bachelor degree in engineering, quality assurance, architecture, science, other technical discipline or equivalent education or specific training in area of expertise.

Experience: Department of Energy, NRC, or Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program experience desired. Minimum of 12 years of experience in implementing DOE Quality Assurance requirements (DOE O 414.1X) in accomplishing nuclear work at DOE facilities, or equivalent.

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

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 190698BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.