VNS-Federal Services

  • Civil Engineer

    Job Locations US-WA-Richland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/5/2018 2:40 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    VNS Federal Services is currently seeking a full-time Civil Engineer to work in our Richland, Washington office.


    VNS Federal Services, offers a broad portfolio unique technologies and technology development to the Department of Energy and multiple DOE Prime Contractor’s nationwide, as well as internationally.  We focus on difficult waste management challenges by providing “first-of-a-kind”, “best-in-class” or “only-in-class” solutions.  We are known world-wide for our relentless focus on creating technology solutions that access, separate and stabilize nuclear and hazardous waste.


    Basic Function:

    The Civil Engineer's primary focus is civil structural, but can also perform civil site/facility and construction management tasks, such as, grading, water and sewer lines, and temporary roads. The Engineer will be providing design engineering and construction management support for (1) building decontamination and demolition (D&D), (2) large equipment stands builds, (3) electronic packaging builds, (4) temporary building erection (i.e.  – mobile trailers) and hazardous waste transport (49CFR 393). The Civil Engineer will take a project from the design stage to the final construction and is responsible for performing quality calculations, writing reports, test plans and specifications.


    Principal Accountabilities:

    The main focus for the Civil Engineer is civil structural, but can also perform civil site/facility and construction management tasks.  Specific responsibilities include:

     Develops and applies broad knowledge of principles and practices in the civil engineering area;

    • Evaluates, selects, and applies standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform a task or sequence of tasks for conventional projects with few complex features;
    • Collaboratively uses judgment to determine adaptations in methods for non-routine aspects or assignments;
    • Works on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of major projects;
    • Uphold the Select Core Values: Integrity, Honesty, Teamwork, and Quality
    • Preparing and writing reports, test plans, and specifications;
    • Produce and maintain standards/best practice documents and related process documentation;
    • Perform quality calculations


    Education, training, experience: 


    • A bachelor’s degree is required
    • Well-developed skills in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Outlook
    • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment and dialogue between engineering disciplines to resolve problems
    • A minimum of 5-15 years professional experience as a Civil Engineer
    • Knowledge of CAD and FEA is desired, but not a requirement
    • Knowledge of industry codes
    • Knowledge of Mathcad

    VNS Federal Services, offers you a competitive compensation and benefits package, along with a dynamic work environment.  We offer challenging projects and training to ensure you success.




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