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Senior Safety Engineer Pipeline

Requisition ID:  231089

Requisition Posting End Date: 


Integrates safety issues and requirements into proposals, planning documents, government documents, design specifications and criteria, construction plans and schedules, bid specifications, and subcontract packages for projects. Has technical responsibility for interpreting complex requirements, evaluating and applying appropriate safety engineering principles, and formulating scopes of work, plans, and methodologies suitable for achieving and maintaining compliance with safety requirements. Provides technical assistance to other safety professionals assigned to projects and other project functions.



A. Supervision Received

§ Receives technical and administrative supervision from the Manager of Safety Services, Safety Services Manager, Principal Safety Specialist/Engineer, or supervisory-level Senior Safety Specialist/Engineer. If assigned full-time on a project, receives supervision and work assignments from the Project Safety Services Supervisor, Project ES&H Manager, Project Manager, or Construction Manager.

B. Supervision Exercised

§ May directly supervise other safety specialists/engineers and provide technical oversight and direction to industrial hygiene subcontractors.

C. Contacts

§ Maintains relationships with internal organizations (e.g., engineering, construction, and subcontracts), customer, and contractor/subcontractor representatives to coordinate technical/scientific issues, new technologies, and integration of safety functional responsibilities into project proposals, design specifications, construction plans and schedules, and subcontractor bid packages.

§ Maintains contact, as appropriate, with government regulatory and resource agencies to obtain current information on new regulations, program initiatives, and technical requirements and standards.

§ Maintains contact with other safety personnel to keep them informed of changing requirements and to provide technical assistance as needed.

§ Maintains contact with customers to exchange information on safety issues, technical advances, and new technologies.



1.     Provides input on bid decisions, proposal development, and estimates (scope, constraints, schedules, budgets) with respect to integration and compliance with safety requirements.

2.     Provides technical support to safety studies, health assessment studies, and project risk assessments.

3.     Coordinates appropriate consideration of safety requirements with subcontracts, engineering, and construction personnel as assigned.

4.     Provides safety technical support and assistance to projects and coordinates safety requirements and formulation of risk reduction measures with project-assigned safety personnel, engineering, construction and onsite ES&H representatives during construction.

5.     Participates in meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of safety requirements that may affect project design, schedule, and cost.

6.     Drafts comprehensive ES&H plans, project specific risk reduction plans, safety awareness training programs, and technical reports.

7.     Provides recommendations and input for revising safety procedures, work processes, and other quality improvement measures.

8.     Conducts safety inspections/assessments of project construction activities to monitor compliance with applicable safety and health requirements including contractual commitments, permits, and the project’s ES&H plan.

9.     When in supervisory role, implements personnel policies (e.g., conducts employee performance evaluations) and provides technical direction to staff.



§ Advanced knowledge in a field of science, process engineering, or related discipline.

§ Knowledge of safety procedures, engineering systems, principles, and methodologies.

§ Knowledge of national and international safety laws/regulations and regulatory agencies’ processes and responsibilities, industry standards/practices for safety and health compliance, and best management practices for minimizing potential safety risks during project execution.

§ Knowledge of engineering and construction systems, methods, and work processes.

§ Knowledge of construction planning, estimating, procedures, and execution.

§ Experience in managing and/or providing technical oversight of safety and/or health subcontractors or consultants.

§ Experience in safety inspections/assessments during construction.

§ Knowledge of hazardous materials and physical risk exposures and Personal Protective Equipment standards as well as People Based Safety processes and procedures.

§ Knowledge of Bechtel’s organization structure, functions, and administrative procedures.

§ Skilled in oral and written communication.

§ Knowledge of Bechtel standard computer applications.

§ Bachelor of Science degree in the sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, public health) or mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.

§ Prior practical work experience in office settings (e.g., managing safety and health programs, budgets and staff) and field locations (e.g., construction execution and/or operating facilities) performing the responsibilities listed above.



Grade 26

Plans and coordinates work on medium- to large-sized projects or multiple smaller projects requiring independent judgment and experience in the application of scientific/safety engineering techniques and formulation of safety and health measures/plans to reduce potential adverse impacts. Typically possesses safety/health-related certifications from national/international accrediting organizations/associations.



All applicants must have the right to work and remain in Chile.

Position for Quebrada Blanca Fase 2 Project Iquique, Port, Pipeline or Concentrator, Chile. With the purpose of being accredited to perform in the field, the position will begin in Santiago until receiving the corresponding authorization and then will move to the field as soon as possible to join the respective shift.

Salary will be based on current market rates and the posted grade will not be adjusted to suit the successful candidate.


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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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.