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ES&H Lead

Requisition ID: 260604 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Evansville, IN 


Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and energy. Today, our colleague's team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. Bechtel’s focus on renewables and clean energy is helping our customers deliver transformational renewables and clean energy projects. Bechtel renewables team will perform the engineering, procurement and construction for a 190.8MWac / 228.18MWdc utility-scale photovoltaic (“PV”) generating plant to be located in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Position is based on award.


Position Summary

A Project Environmental Safety & Health (ES&H) Lead helps develop and execute the safety component of an Environmental, Safety, and Health 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. 



  • Develops and manages a project-level safety and health program, or a major component of it, for a large-scale or complex project inclusive of technical and administrative aspects and compliance activities.
  • Assures that safety and health requirements are integrated in planning documents, design criteria, construction, commissioning and startup and operational plans, schedules, procurement, and subcontract documents.
  • Prepares technical and regulatory reports, and research issues to support ES&H program execution.
  • Provides technical support 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 control) to assist them in addressing safety and health requirements in their work products and activities.
  • Coordinates with the global business unit’s Safety Manager regarding significant issues and support needs.
  • 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 of the ES&H program.
  • Participates in ES&H emergency preparedness 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 and health 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.


Education and Experience

  • Associate's degree (or equivalent) in occupational safety, health, or a science-related field and 14 or more years of relevant experience; or 16 or more years of relevant safety or health experience.
  • Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in occupational safety, health, or a science-related discipline from an accredited university or college and 12 or more years of relevant experience.
  • Master of Science degree (or equivalent) in occupational safety, health, or a science-related discipline from an accredited university or college and 10 or more years of relevant experience.


Qualifications and Skills

  • 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 and certified as an ISO 45001 internal auditor.
  • 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.