2024 Student Internship (U.S.) - Safety Specialist Intern

Requisition ID:  269614

  • Relocation Authorized:  Limited (e.g. Development Assignment)
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Various Bechtel Project Locations 
  • Hourly Range: $19.63/hour - $29.45/hour (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant. A 15% salary uplift is provided on top of base salary for positions that are worked in New York City or San Francisco, which is subject to change depending on market conditions.)


Bechtel is a global engineering, construction, and project management firm with a tradition of technical excellence in supporting multiple industries and mega-projects that have significant complexity.  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. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery.


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 professionals, and industrial hygiene scientists. Collectively, they provide technical guidance and perform planning, risk assessment, inspections and monitoring, training, and data management.


Locations will vary based on project needs and may include offices, facilities, or construction sites located throughout the U.S.


Position Summary

Safety Specialist Interns help develop and execute the safety component of an Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H) 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.



  • Assists in integrating safety and health requirements into project planning and construction.
  • Interprets requirements and provides technical assistance to other project groups regarding risk assessment, plan preparation, and ES&H program execution.
  • Identifies regulatory requirements and prepares documentation and reports.
  • Provides technical guidance for safety studies, risk and hazard assessments, and other safety and health reviews.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the project Safety and Health Management Plan, associated plans and procedures, and training program.
  • Helps develop and implement safety and health communication and awareness measures involving training presentations, flyers, posters, signage, and other communication and training media.
  • Participates in emergency response and aids the investigation and resolution of safety-related incidents.
  • Assists in identifying stakeholders and resolving their concerns.
  • Provides safety input to other project groups, so that ES&H requirements are integrated within project planning, design, construction plans, procurement, and subcontracts.
  • Participates in meetings, as required, with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of safety and health requirements.
  • Conducts inspections and monitoring to help evaluate ES&H performance, identify corrective actions, and confirm compliance with contract, regulatory, project, and Bechtel requirements.
  • Assists in tracking ES&H performance and trends and preparing reports.
  • Supports other ES&H team members and tasks associated with all three ES&H disciplines.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree (or equivalent), or a Master of Science (MS) degree, in Occupational Safety or Safety Management from an accredited university or college.
  • Ability to research and comprehend organizational and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including technical writing abilities.
  • Technical knowledge and experience related to occupational health and safety.
  • Computer skills for preparing presentations, data management, and report preparation.
  • Analytical skills related to sampling, monitoring, and recordkeeping.
  • Valid driver’s license.


Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest, training, and experience in applied sciences.
  • Knowledge of ISO 45001 Management System standards.
  • Adaptable and able to work outdoors in a field environment under various weather conditions.
  • Ability to support multiple work shifts, as needed.

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.