2024 University Graduate (U.S.) - Environmental Scientist

Requisition ID:  269617



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, also known as HSE).  ES&H teams are comprised of three distinct disciplines that collectively 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

The Environmental Scientist helps develop and execute the environmental component of an Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H) program.  Key activities involve administrative and field tasks per established industry practices, procedures, and regulatory and Bechtel requirements.  The position involves practical application of biology, ecology, chemistry, social sciences, and related disciplines for managing environmental aspects of a project or facility. 



  • Helps integrate environmental requirements into project planning, permitting, design, construction, and operations.
  • Assists with development and implementation of environmental permits, plans, and studies.
  • Helps with site assessments and surveys to identify site conditions and develop mitigation and sustainability strategies to protect the environment and local communities.
  • Assists with technical guidance and support regarding mitigation measures pertaining to natural and cultural resources and communities.
  • Provides technical assistance within ES&H teams and to other project groups regarding permitting, risk assessment, plan preparation, studies, and ES&H program execution.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of Environmental Management Plans and associated plans and procedures. 
  • Helps identify and track environmental issues, regulatory requirements, and stakeholder concerns. 
  • Participates in emergency response, and aids investigation and resolution of ES&H incidents.
  • Performs environmental monitoring, sampling, and inspections to confirm compliance with permits and project requirements and commitments. 
  • Prepares training documents and helps implement training for project/facility employees and visitors.
  • Participates in meetings with customers, project/facility team members, and contractors and subcontractors to advise them of environmental requirements that may affect their work.
  • Performs data management, trend analysis, and report preparation and review.
  • Assists other team members in ES&H program execution, inclusive of safety and health.


Qualifications and Skills

  • A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, or a Master of Science (MS) degree, from an accredited university or college in an applicable technical discipline such as environmental sciences, biological sciences, natural resources, or related applicable disciplines.
  • Knowledge of environmental assessment and mitigation strategies.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills.
  • Computer skills for preparing presentations, data management, and report preparation.
  • Analytical skills related to sampling, monitoring, and recordkeeping.
  • Experience training and teaching others.
  • Valid driver’s license.


Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest, training, and experience in applied sciences.
  • Ability to research and comprehend organizational and regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of ISO 14001 Management System standards.
  • Prior work experience related to environmental or biological (field) sciences.
  • 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 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 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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.

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