Expand each category to view frequently asked questions. To submit your own, send an email to vogjobs (at) bechtel.com.
What is Bechtel’s role on the Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4 project?
Bechtel has been selected by Georgia Power to continue construction of the two-reactor expansion of a nuclear power plant near Augusta, Georgia. Bechtel will assume responsibility for a broad range of activities including day-to-day construction through completion of the project under the management of Southern Nuclear, the Southern Company subsidiary which operates the existing two units at Plant Vogtle. Bechtel will be the prime construction contractor.
Are any other contractors teaming with Bechtel?
Under the new contract, Bechtel and Williams Plant Services will supply all construction field contractor personnel on the project. Richmond County Constructors LLC, a joint venture between Bechtel and Williams, will employ the craft and craft supervision.
What is this contract I keep hearing about? Why are some Bechtel people working for Southern Nuclear directly?
Bechtel has been operating under two contracts with Georgia Power to date; one signed in January that allows us to provide personnel to Southern Nuclear, and one recently signed which allows us to manage the transition of construction operations for Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4 to Bechtel. A final contract between Bechtel and Georgia Power will cover the operations post-transition.
What is Bechtel doing during the transition?
Among many activities, Bechtel is interviewing and hiring its workforce, many of whom are already on site. We are also standing up a number of back-office programs such as human resources, benefits, and the like. Information technology is being installed and integrated. RCC has signed on to the Project Labor Agreement and is onboarding the craft workforce. And importantly, Bechtel is reviewing prior contractors’ procedures for use within the Bechtel Quality program. The goal is to move through the transition as smoothly and with as little disruption to progress on site as possible. During the next few weeks, you will be given additional guidance on how things will change.
How can I find out what's going on?
We will be communicating with all employees via www.vogtle34.us and various on-site methods including the TV monitors and email. Non-manuals should check their email frequently, and craft should watch out for newsletters and instructions from their supervision and job stewards. All hands meetings are being planned to help answer questions.
What is this contract I keep hearing about? Why are some Bechtel people working for Southern Nuclear directly?
Bechtel has been operating under two contracts with Georgia Power to date; one signed in January that allows us to provide personnel to Southern Nuclear to manage construction on the nuclear islands, and one—more recently signed—which allows us to manage the transition of construction operations for Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4 to Bechtel. A final contract between Bechtel and Georgia Power will cover construction post-transition.
I'm a field non-manual employee currently at Vogtle 3&4. Do I need to apply for a job with Bechtel to continue working on the project?
To continue work on the Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4 project, all field construction non-manuals need to apply for roles that fit their qualifications with Bechtel or Williams. Bechtel is hosting a “Staffing Event – Unit 3 & 4” through October 5, 2017 to accommodate the hiring that needs to take place as the plant transitions to a new construction contractor.
Why are there so many/few roles for each discipline? How do I know what to apply for?
We encourage you to review the qualifications for all roles listed for your discipline; even though the titles may seem similar, the qualifications and job duties vary. One posting represents multiple roles that need to be filled.
Why is my offer contingent?
All offers are contingent on finalizing the contract between Bechtel and Georgia Power to continue work on Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4.
Is Bechtel going to hire everyone currently working at the site?
Final staffing needs are not finalized, but we expect to have a field-nonmanual workforce of between 1,300 and 1,600. We are seeking the best candidates whether they are currently at the site or not. All applicants for a position will be considered and will be contacted if they are selected for an interview.
How do I know what to apply for?
You should review the qualifications for roles posted by Bechtel and Williams Plant Services, accessible via www.vogtle34.us. You can visit one of Bechtel’s Hiring Centers or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about what roles that fit your qualifications.
How do I know about new jobs posted to Bechtel.com?
You can set up a job posting alert on Bechtel’s opportunities page. The instructions are as follows:
- Go to Bechtel.com.
- Click on “Careers” from the drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner.
- Click on “Professionals.”
- Click on “Join our Talent Community” at the top of the page.
- Complete all fields and click on “+Add/Edit Job Agent.”
- Add keywords for roles and locations that interest you, e.g., “Vogtle,” “Superintendent,” or “Waynesboro.” Select the frequency with which you would like the emails sent to you and click “Next.”
- Click “Done.”
What are the Hiring Centers?
Our on- and offsite hiring centers allow all field non-manuals to apply for Bechtel roles in the continued construction of Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4. Before you visit a Hiring Center, we recommend that you first apply to roles that fit your qualifications on www.vogtle34.us. We invite you to visit each Hiring Center at the following times through October 5:
On-site Hiring Center
Plant Vogtle Building 118
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Off-site Hiring Center: Columbia County Exhibition Center
212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown, GA 30813
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Williams Plant Services will now be conducting interviews by appointment only at the Plant Vogtle construction site, so please apply first on www.vogtle34.us.
How can I apply for a job if I don't have internet?
Kiosks are available at the Hiring Centers to provide you with access to the web if you need it to apply for a job.
Does it matter which Hiring Center I visit?
Yes. Due to space limitations, we are interviewing for specific disciplines at each Hiring Center. We recommend you email email@example.com to learn which center is the best one to visit for you, based on the jobs you are seeking.
I'm not seeing any jobs that are similar to my current role. What do I do?
Please be aware that not all positions have been posted yet. If you do not see a role that seems to fit your qualifications and experience, we recommend that you check back later to see new position postings. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need clarification on a job posting or the qualifications for a role.
What happens after I apply online?
After you apply online (vogtle34.us), recruiters will review your application and may contact you for interview at a Hiring Center if you meet the qualifications for the role(s).
Alternatively, you can visit a Hiring Center. In some cases, you will be able to schedule an interview or be interviewed on the spot, depending on the interviewers’ availability (there might be a wait). Job offers depend on multiple variables, including volume of applicants, urgency to fill position, etc., so don’t be discouraged if you do not receive an offer on the spot!
Who is available when to interview me?
After applying and if you meet the qualifications for the role(s), you will be contacted by a recruiter to set up an interview at a hiring center (in rare occurrences, some interviews are being conducted on the phone). The on-site Hiring Center is conducting interviews at the following times for the listed positions, as well as subcontract technical representatives:
- 9 to 10:30 a.m. – Superintendents, Field Engineers (FEs) (all disciplines)
- 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Superintendents, FEs (all disciplines)
- 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Superintendents (all disciplines), FEs (all, but limited #s)
- 2 to 3:30 p.m. – Superintendents (all disciplines), FEs (all, but limited #s)
- 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Civil/Welding Superintendents, Electrical/Mechanical/Piping FEs
- 5:30 to 8 p.m. – Superintendents, FEs (all disciplines)
The off-site Hiring Center is conducting interviews with QA, QC, O&AS (including Document Control), Procurement & Subcontracts, and Human Resources every day of the week. Project Controls and Safety interview locations are subject to change.
Who can I contact from the hiring center?
Feel free to email email@example.com if you have questions about the staffing event or employment with Bechtel.
I’m concerned about the “Hoax” warning on Bechtel’s opportunities page—how do I make sure I am ok to apply for a job?
The Bechtel websites for this staffing event (www.bechtel.com, jobs.bechtel.com, and www.vogtle34.us) are secure and applicants can use them to apply for jobs at Vogtle. You will be contacted by a Bechtel recruiter regarding the role in question, if you meet the qualifications, and they will have specifics about your application.
In some regions where it operates, Bechtel has become aware of scammers using the Bechtel name to lure people into providing sensitive information, but these occurrences have been unsolicited and unrelated to the Plant Vogtle staffing event for Unit 3 & 4. If you have concerns, please feel free to visit us at a Hiring Center or email us at vogtle34.us. As always, use your best judgement when sharing personal information.
Can I apply for more than one job?
Yes, you can apply for as many roles as you like so long as you meet the qualifications. Please note that new roles will be posted throughout the Staffing Event, and roles will continue to be posted online as the project moves past transition toward peak staffing capacity.
I didn’t get an on-the-spot offer after I interviewed, does that mean I didn’t get the job?
Depending on the situation, job offers can be in person or conducted on the phone at a later date. Offers depend on multiple variables, including volume of applicants, urgency to fill position, etc., so don’t be discouraged if you don’t receive an on-the-spot offer. After an interview, you should hear about whether you got the role within one week.
How are the Williams openings different from the Bechtel jobs?
Both Williams and Bechtel, in support of RCC, will be hiring field supervision, and you can apply to one or both companies. Check Williams’ website if you don’t see the kind of role you’re looking for on Bechtel’s website, and vice versa.
Are the job titles the same as with Fluor?
Not necessarily, as we are a different company. There will be some difference in job titles, but you should see some similarities: field engineer, field technician, superintendents, etc. Review the qualifications for all roles in your discipline.
What is RCC?
Bechtel and Williams Plant Services have created a joint venture called Richmond Country Constructors LLC. RCC will operate as a subcontractor to Bechtel, and it will employ all craft labor and craft supervision.
How will the transition to RCC take place?
In the weeks following September 20, 2017, craft labor will complete contingent hiring paperwork in groups by discipline during regular working hours in building 130. If you are not sure when your session will occur, check with your area supervisor, general foreman, foreman or job stewards.
Once the formal date of transition is set, you will come to work, and badge in as normal, and will be given instructions on anything additional necessary actions.
What do I need to do to work for RCC as a craft professional?
During paperwork sessions beginning on September 20, you will complete your field employment record, I-9, W-4, G-4, direct deposit information (bring a voided check), EEO, and Vets 100. To complete the paperwork, craft will need to have two forms of government identification (drivers’ license, passport, visa, or green card) with their Social Security Card to support I-9 verification. You will need to provide your OSHA 10/30 card and disclose any payroll garnishments.
thing additional necessary actions.
I won’t be on site during my scheduled session; is there a make-up day scheduled?
We will begin scheduling make-up sessions as soon as possible. We will communicate through the job stewards and foremen when the makeup sessions will occur.
Who is in charge of RCC?
Dale Morgan is the RCC LLC manager, and Michael Bailey is the RCC LLC deputy manager.
For craft, who do we go to for benefits questions?
Please contact your local union hall for benefits questions.
Will I need a new badge?
Your current badge will remain active throughout the transition process—your badge will just be transferred to RCC on the effective transfer date. Hardhats and additional RCC equipment will be distributed at a later date.