Applus+

  • Project Engineer

    Job Locations US-WA-Richland | US-Remote
    Internal Title
    Professional Engineer - Civil
    Requisition ID
    2018-2328
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Civil
  • Company Bio

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    Applus+ is a global leader in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector delivering non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services to the aerospace, power, and, oil and gas industries. We are a trusted partner who enhances the quality and safety of our clients’ assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations. We deliver this through our technical capabilities, innovative approach, and our motivated team who are committed to operational excellence.

     

    Applus+ has achieved a significant global presence and a leading position in its target markets and regions. As a result, our teams have expanded with 19,000 professionals across the world, attracting the very best talent in the industry.
    Together beyond standards.

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

    Position Purpose

    • The main function of the Civil Engineer is to provide support related to construction material testing for the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. The engineer will be responsible for final approval of civil test reports for compliance with our internal quality program and project specifications prior to submission to the client.  The engineer will assure that the work is completed by qualified staff using appropriate equipment meeting the requirements of our NQA -1 quality program.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Perform periodic reconnaissance of the on-site testing laboratory to assure that procedures are in-place and being followed to provide acceptable results.
    • Review test reports and stamp documents to affirm the results are acceptable and compliant with procedure.
    • Review commercial software acquired to support the project for adequacy in producing acceptable and repeatable results.
    • Track the reports to assure they are processed and returned with a one week turnaround or less as specified by the client.
    • Support operational inquires in a timely  Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Maintain a strong customer service focus.
    • Enforce and abide the requirements of safe operation and personal safety using required Personal Protective Equipment and
    • Safe Practices per company policy.
    • Perform other job related tasks as assigned by management.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Not Applicable

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Practical application of Civil/Materials Engineering and or Engineering Science and Technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment of various goods and services.
    • Aware of the properties of and testing of soil, concrete, aggregate, grout, CLSM, and asphalt.
    • Ability to review and interpret project specification and plans for testing requirement.
    • Review procedures for compliance with ASTM, AASHTO, ACI, WSDOT and/or ICC test standards,
    • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
    • Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
    • Prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, and material, processes.
    • Chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
    • Detail oriented with a dedication to the quality control and quality assurance process; ability to understand and read complex design plans and specifications.
    • Ability to multi-task and properly execute multiple simultaneous assignments without sacrificing efficiency or quality of the work.
    • Ability to communicate and cooperate with diverse groups of people.
    • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
    • Be capable of developing written work instructions from approved general procedures.
    • Must have working knowledge of MS Office Suite of products
    • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
    • Basic knowledge of materials and mechanical design.
    • Learn and abide by contract policies and procedures.
    • Ability to analyze and resolve less complex technical problems quickly and independently.
    • Complete all required training, including tests, within company guidelines
    • Be proficient with standard computer software (such as MS Word and Excel) and be able to write detailed inspection and shutdown reports while maintaining an organized system of files.
    • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Applus+. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
    • Maintains a positive “can do” outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.

    Education and Work Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering
    • 5 or more years Mechanical/Materials engineering or related field experience, including projects highly desired

    Certificates and Licenses Required

    • Washington State Civil Professional Engineer License

    Physical Activities and Requirements

    • Balancing: Maintaining the body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
    • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
    • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet
    • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
    • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
    • Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
    • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
    • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
    • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
    • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position, up to a maximum of 50 pounds. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
    • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
    • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
    • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
    • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
    • Sedentary work: Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
    • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time
    • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
    • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
    • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
    • The ability to bend stretches, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
    • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
    • The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
    • The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
    • The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
    • The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
    • The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
    • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
    • The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
    • The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine/equipment or a vehicle to exact positions.
    • The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
    • The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
    • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
    • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
    • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
    • The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
    • The ability to work in confined spaces and at heights.
    • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes
    • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
      In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus+ will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations.

    Working Conditions

    • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions in temperature extremes and inclement weather. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and working environment
    • May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces
    • The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud when working on project site.
    • Ability to travel when required, nationally, up to 5% of the time.

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