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ESH Assistant

Requisition ID:  242090

Requisition Posting End Date: 

Project: Devonport

Location: Plymouth 


Company Overview:
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, and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are 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 Description: 

Bechtel are recruiting for individuals to help deliver a critical defence infrastructure project in the Plymouth area of the UK. You will be part of a team entrusted with the success of what is a high-profile and

nationally-important undertaking, working in a highly-collaborative partnership with our client and supply chain colleagues. Our responsibilities span engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning phases, delivered with a focus on safety, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, and modern engineering and construction methodologies. Experience of the defence and nuclear sectors can be helpful, but we are equally interested in the ability of candidates to apply broader experiences in a new environment.


The ES&H Specialist will have a direct reporting line to the ES&H Manager and a matrix reporting line to the GBU’s ES&H Functional Management.


Role Overview:

Assists teams to incorporate ES&H requirements, evaluates and applies risk management principles, and acts as site safety coordinator/inspector.

Provides ES&H technical assistance to other project personnel. 

Guides, coaches, and motivates others to implement ES&H policies and standards.

Promotes integrity, technical competence, and commitment to ES&H.

Reviews work packages method statements and risk assessments.

Works with Engineering, Procurement and Construction to ensure that ES&H requirements are incorporated into designs, processes and procedures

Undertakes daily monitoring of work practices of construction contractors.

Attends meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to communicate on ES&H requirements and lessons learned

Conducts project incident investigations and notifications; documents factors contributing to an incident and ensures the preparation of required reports.

Supports project/site HSE committee and facilitates the craft-based leadership program

Coordinates inspection tours by senior management

Delivers ES&H training to project personnel.

Ensures environmental compliance of construction activities to contractual commitments, permits, and the Environmental Management Plan (EMP).

Reviews Emergency response plans including rescue, emergency transportation, and evacuation for foreseeable incidents and observes regular drills and exercises.

Supports occupational health specialists in delivery of D&A testing, occupational health screening, case management and wellness activities 


Qualifications and Experience Required:


NEBOSH Construction or General Certificate

Experience in Health safety and Environment compliance inspection/assessment during construction.

Knowledge of ES&H management systems, principles, terminology and methodologies

Construction site experience


The position is open to United Kingdom (UK) Nationals only, and the successful candidate will be required to obtain security clearance.


What we offer

At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:

Flexible Working

Private Medical Coverage

Life Insurance Program

Pension Scheme

Employee Assistance Program

Long Term Disability Scheme


Our Commitment

Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration, among others. These values help define our culture, our way of doing business, and the positive impact we aspire to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things.


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.

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.