Environmental, Safety and Health Lead

Requisition ID: 274964 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Single 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Marshalltown,IA 


Since 1898, 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. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.


We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.


Core to Bechtel is our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview:

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.


This position will start near Marshalltown, IA on a short-term assignment constructing a wind turbine farm. In addition to meeting all the Essential Job Duties and Job Knowledge, the ideal candidate should be adaptable and able to relocate to project sites throughout the US.


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. The position reports daily to the Construction Site Manager and/or Project Manager.



  • Develops and manages a project-level safety and health program 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., construction, subcontracts, procurement) 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 discipline


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) related to environmental, safety, health or science-related discipline and 5-8 years of relevant experience or 9-12 years relevant experience
  • Valid driver’s license


Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with ISO 45001 Management System standards
  • Previous Solar/WTG installation experience preferred
  • 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
  • Demonstrated interest, training, and experience in applied sciences
  • 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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.