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ES&H Manager for US Railway Projects - Expression of Interest (California)

Requisition ID:  252290

Requisition Posting End Date: 04/06/2022

Project Overview:

This is an exciting time for US Infrastructure projects and at present, and over the coming months and years, our customers are committing to new rail infrastructure projects, this provides a great opportunity to welcome new talent to the Bechtel family. We are building teams who want to be challenged and a part of new projects in the California Rail market (Los Angeles, Sacramento, & Fresno). If you’re up for a challenge, register your interest and let’s discuss how we can grow together!


Position Summary:

The ES&H Manager is responsible for developing, integrating and implementing aspects of project-related Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H) (including medical and industrial hygiene), processes, plans, procedures, systems, methods and policies critical to the success of ES&H. Ensures that technical complex requirements are properly interpreted by evaluating and applying appropriate ES&H principles and formulating scopes of work, plans, and methodologies suitable for achieving and maintaining compliance with ES&H requirements applicable to the assigned project. Provides leadership for the development and maintenance of high-performance ES&H project teams. Provides technical assistance and supervisory direction to other environmental, safety and/or health project personnel. Maintains overall responsibility for project ES&H execution, ensuring project is adhering to contract requirements, standards of quality, and to customer and Bechtel ES&H performance expectations. 



  • Develop and implement safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, federal and provincial regulations with special emphasis on FRA, OSHA, MSHA, DOT and customer requirements.
  • Guides, coaches, and motivates team performance and those directly associated with implementing ES&H processes, procedures, systems, methods, and policies critical to the success of ES&H as they apply to the project.
  • Empowers and leads personnel to work to their maximum capability and efficiency.
  • Promotes integrity, technical competence, and commitment to ES&H.
  • Works with ES&H GBU management implementing bid decisions, proposals, and estimates (scope, constraints, schedules, budgets) with respect to integration and compliance with ES&H requirements.
  • Provides technical support to feasibility studies, site assessment studies, and project risk assessments.
  • Informs and ensures that ES&H requirements are incorporated into processes and procedures with subcontract, engineering, and construction personnel.
  • Develops and supervises the implementation of the ES&H plan for a specific project or facility in accordance with established policies, systems, processes, procedures and methods, client and/or host country requirements and regulations.
  • Supervises and/or performs daily monitoring of work practices of Bechtel and other contractors/ subcontractors.
  • Leads meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to communicate on project specific ES&H mitigation plans, training programs, and technical reports.
  • Stops work in dangerous situations or conditions having imminent adverse ES&H impact. Stipulates acceptable work practices that are to be implemented before the work can be resumed. 
  • Coordinate with the GBU ES&H Manager in personnel activities, such as recruitment, policy administration, compensation administration, and employee development.
  • Supervises and conducts project accident investigations and notifications; documents factors contributing to an incident and ensures the preparation of required reports. 
  • Participates, as directed by the GBU ES&H Manager and Legal and Risk Management, at hearings or litigations involving recent or past injuries, accidents or work-related illnesses that occurred on projects/facilities.
  • Coordinates inspection tours of regulatory compliance officers who are auditing the project/facility for compliance with government ES&H requirements. Accompanies the compliance officer(s) during the audit; ensures that all inspection reports are prepared and retained for legal defense should litigation result.
  • Manages the development of cross-training of personnel in professional or discipline-specific skills, techniques, and procedures.
  • Manages the operation of the medical/first aid treatment facilities.
  • Manages implementation of project ES&H orientation and training of project manual/non-manual personnel.
  • Ensures environmental compliance inspections of project construction activities are conducted to monitor compliance with environmental requirements including contractual commitments, permits, and the Construction Environmental Control Plan (CECP).
  • Consults with occupational medical consultant in developing procedures which include sanitation and health inspections of facilities required to support the project for activities such as immunizations, rescue, emergency transportation, and evacuation.
  • Interprets applicable ES&H standards and supervises their integration into projects and facilities processes and procedures. 
  • Integrates host country, client, and Bechtel standards into a single document.
  • Executes all other ES&H duties as assigned by GBU ES&H management.


Job Knowledge:

  • Advanced knowledge of a field of environmental and/or safety engineering, process safety, health or related discipline.
  • Understand and apply FRA and class 1 railroad safety standards.
  • Must have knowledge of railroad operating rules and procedures, practices and regulations related to passenger train operations. Must be able to make quick and accurate decisions in a high-pressure environment.
  • Knowledge of ES&H sciences/engineering systems, principles, and methodologies.
  • Extensive experience in leading and managing all aspects of ES&H on projects or facilities.
  • Extensive and demonstrated knowledge of national and international ES&H laws/regulations and regulatory/resource agencies permitting processes and responsibilities, industry standards for ES&H compliance, and best management practices for minimizing potential ES&H impacts during project execution. 
  • Extensive knowledge of engineering and construction systems, methods and work processes.
  • Broad knowledge of construction planning, estimating, procedures, and execution.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in managing and/or providing technical oversight of ES&H contractors/subcontractors or consultants during construction.
  • Technical knowledge of hazardous materials and waste management, erosion and sediment control methods, and restoration techniques.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s organizational structure, functions, and administrative procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical vocabularies and terminology common to industrial hygiene, health physics, safety engineering, and environmental compliance.
  • Extensive experience in implementing and managing ES&H training programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and analyze information for studies and reports.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • The above is normally acquired through: A recognized degree from an accredited college or university
  • A sufficient number of specialized courses and professional certifications
  • Broad, progressive work experience in environmental, safety and health


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the sciences or engineering from an accredited university or college and 15+ years of work experience in one or more of the ES&H areas in a medium to large project. 
  • Required to maintain current Rail Safety Training certification.

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.

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