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Area ES&H Supervisor

Requisition ID:  257556

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Bechtel is a global engineering, construction, and project management firm with a tradition of technical excellence in supporting multiple industries and mega-projects that have significant complexity. We have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery.


Bechtel has a strong commitment to protecting people and the environment as part of its mission, and is known for industry leadership in Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H). ES&H teams are comprised of three distinct disciplines that support our ES&H Management System and processes at project sites and offices. These teams include environmental scientists, safety specialists, and industrial hygiene scientists. Collectively, they provide technical guidance and perform planning, risk assessment, inspections and monitoring, training, and data management.


An opportunity exists to work within the ES&H team at our Cardinal Project located in New Albany, Ohio.


Position Summary:

An ES&H Supervisor helps develop and execute the safety component of an Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H) program.  This involves administrative and field tasks per established industry practices, procedures, and regulatory and Bechtel requirements. The position requires practical application of occupational safety and related disciplines for managing safety and health aspects of a project or facility. The position reports to an ES&H Manager or safety professional.



  • Supervises a project-level safety program, work area, or a component of it, inclusive of technical and administrative aspects and compliance activities.
  • Assures that safety and health requirements are integrated in planning documents, design criteria, construction and operational plans, schedules, and subcontract documents.
  • Prepares technical and regulatory reports, and researches issues to support ES&H program execution.
  • Provides technical guidance within ES&H teams and to other project groups, so that safety and health requirements are integrated within project planning, design, construction planning, procurement, subcontracts, commissioning, and other project functions.
  • Works with other project-level functional leads (e.g., engineering, construction, commissioning and startup, subcontracts, procurement, project controls, document controls) to assist them in addressing safety requirements in their work products and activities.
  • Coordinates with a project ES&H Manager, or the global business unit’s Safety Manager, regarding significant issues.
  • Prepares or participates in preparation of the project Safety and Health Management Plan, safety and health specific plans, project-specific control plans, and safety and health awareness and training programs in compliance with Bechtel standards, ES&H Management System, and contract and regulatory requirements.
  • Emphasizes and uses risk assessment and Bechtel's ES&H Management System to help achieve continual improvement.
  • Participates in ES&H emergency response planning and confirms investigation and resolution of safety incidents.
  • Evaluates incidents and ES&H performance trends.
  • Builds working relationships with stakeholders and addresses their issues.
  • Supervises project-assigned safety personnel.
  • Participates in meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of safety/health requirements.
  • Provides technical support and assistance to construction supervision and subcontractors in planning and executing field activities.
  • Conducts assessments and inspections of project activities to monitor ES&H compliance with contractual commitments, laws and regulations, and Bechtel requirements.
  • Analyzes data, tracks ES&H performance and trends, and prepares technical reports.
  • Facilitates support for ES&H team members, inclusive of all ES&H disciplines.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master of Science degree (or equivalent) in occupational safety, health, or science-related discipline from an accredited university or college and 6 or more years of relevant experience; or a Bachelor of Science degree or a science-related discipline from an accredited university or college and 8 or more years of relevant experience; or an Associate's degree (or equivalent) in occupational safety, health, or a science-related field and 10 or more years of relevant experience; or 12 or more years of relevant safety or health experience.
  • Ability to research and comprehend organizational and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer skills for preparing presentations, data management, and report preparation.
  • Analytical skills related to sampling, monitoring, and recordkeeping.
  • Adaptable and able to work outdoors in a field environment under various weather conditions.
  • Ability to support multiple work shifts, as needed, and a wide range of tasks.
  • Valid driver’s license.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest, training, and experience in applied sciences.
  • Knowledge and experience with ISO 45001 Management System standards.
  • Specialized technical skills and knowledge related to an applicable safety or health discipline.
  • Broad technical knowledge, science skills, and technical writing abilities.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.