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HSSE Advisor

Requisition ID:  223921

Project Overview:

Pennsylvania Chemicals is a world-scale facility that will use ethane to produce 1.6 million tonnes of polyethylene per year. The project will involve up to 6,000 workers during its construction and is expected to employ 600 permanent employees when completed. The ethylene / polyethylene complex will be located in the Ohio River Valley north of Pittsburgh. It comprises an ethane cracker and three polyethylene units, plus OSBL including a gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration unit and a large storage-in-transit rail yard.



Integrates safety issues and requirements into planning documents, construction schedules and packages for the project. 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 the area and other project functions.



A. Supervision Received

·    Receives technical and administrative supervision from the Area HSSE Lead, Project HSSE Lead, Project HSSE Manager, Project Manager, or Construction Manager.


B. Supervision Exercised

· May directly supervise other safety advisors and provide technical oversight and direction to industrial hygiene, and 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 the project work process.

·       Maintains contact with other HSSE advisors to keep them informed of changing requirements and to provide technical assistance as needed.

·     Maintains contact with the customer to exchange information on safety issues, technical advances, and new technologies.



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

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

3.     Provides safety technical support and assistance to the area and project. Coordinates safety requirements and formulation of risk reduction measures with area HSSE personnel, engineering, and construction.

4.     Participates in meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of safety requirements that may affect project activities.

5.     Drafts comprehensive HSSE plans, project specific risk reduction plans, safety awareness training programs, and technical reports.

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

7.     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 HSSE plan.

8.     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 engineering and construction systems, methods, and work processes.

·   Knowledge of construction planning, 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 managing safety and health programs, and field locations.


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.


Grade 25

Performs work in the safety field on a small- to medium-sized project, which requires knowledge of and demonstrated ability in scientific/safety engineering concepts.  Requires knowledge of administrative practices.

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.

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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.