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QA Engineer

  • Job reference: AE-000429
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Richland
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.


SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins Nuclear seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our nuclear team as an QA Engineer in Richland, WA.


Sets quality standards for both in-process and finished products and materials. Develops methods for testing, sampling and training. Assists line organizations with implementation of EnergySolutions quality assurance (QA) procedures especially in the areas of design control, procurement, records, corrective action, inspection and testing.


  • Provides support, as requested, for the development, review, revision and approval of quality-related procedures and plans aimed at ensuring high quality products and services for EnergySolutions customers.
  • Ensures project plans are properly executed and evaluates the effectiveness of controls delineated in these plans.
  • Verifies that all required quality sampling, testing and documentation are performed/completed correctly and in accordance with approved project plans.
  • Reviews engineering designs and design changes for compliance with applicable procedures and plans.
  • Serves as a QA representative in project design reviews.
  • Supports management and staff with QA services, as requested (e.g., root cause analyses and critiques).
  • Works with quality inspection supervisors to train and oversee inspectors in their use of control forms and procedures and their correction of quality problems.
  • Ensures engineering and technical staff understand quality requirements and how these requirements apply to their work.
  • Ensures required testing and observations are performed correctly and at the required frequency.
  • Helps line managers and project managers develop, revise, process and evaluate documents for compliance with QA requirements.
  • Performs independent QA assessments/audits and surveillances of processes and procedures.
  • Conducts walkthroughs as requested.
  • Maintains knowledge/qualifications on quality methods and techniques.
  • Reviews engineering packages to ensure appropriate quality controls are specified.
  • Conducts event investigations including critiques, root cause analyses and corrective action verification/validation.
  • Performs supplier evaluations as a team member or lead.
  • Performs on-site QA overview activities at various supplier locations and travels between facilities as necessary.
  • Develops supplier performance metrics and tracks supplier corrective actions.
  • Oversees procurement, fabrication, testing and final document review and release for material shipments. Provides support to, and monitors the quality of, construction activities.
  • Develops and provides training on QA-related topics and assists in the resolution of quality-related problems.
  • There is no supervision of other workers at this level.
  • Responsible for the quality of his/her own work and satisfying customer (internal and external) specifications.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree required in a technical field (e.g., engineering or a scientific discipline)
  • A degree in nuclear engineering preferred 


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management/organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player attitude
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:

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