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Environmental Scientist/Engineer 2022 University Graduate (U.S.) - Environmental Specialist

Requisition ID:  259699



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.


Typical Responsibilities

Responsible for assisting in the integration of specialized environmental requirements into the construction of the UPF project.  Has responsibility for interpreting specialized requirements, evaluating and applying specialized scientific principles, and formulating scopes of work, plans, and methodologies suitable for achieving the desired objectives.  May be assigned as an assistant project environmental lead or environmental coordinator/inspector.


  • Maintains relationships with internal Bechtel organizations (e.g., Engineering, Construction, and Subcontracts), customer, and contractor/subcontractor representatives to coordinate technical/scientific issues and implementation of ES functions during construction.
  • Maintains contact, as appropriate, with government regulatory and resource agencies to obtain current information on new regulations, program initiatives, and technical requirements and standards.
  • Maintains contact with other ES personnel (e.g., Project Environmental Lead) to keep them informed of changing requirements and to provide technical assistance.
  • Maintains contact with professional colleagues and organizations in government, industry, and universities to keep abreast of advancements in the discipline field (e.g., wetlands mitigation, biological/ecological planning and mitigation, erosion and sediment control, air emissions monitoring, water quality, contaminated property remediation).
  • Provides specialized environmental requirements are integrated into project execution, design criteria, construction plans and specifications and subcontracts.
  • Participates in meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of specialized environmental requirements that may affect project design, construction schedule, and cost.
  • Responsible for drafting project specific mitigation plans (e.g., wetlands mitigation, cultural resources protection plan), and technical reports.
  • Conducts environmental compliance inspections of project construction activities to monitor compliance with environmental requirements including contractual commitments, permits, the project’s CECP, and mitigation plans.
  • Participates in UPF project Waste Management compliance requirements such as RCRA inspections, documentation, waste stream reviews, etc.
  • Assists with the maintenance of the UPF project Hazardous Material Inventory System (HMIS), Hazardous Material Information Document (HMID) and associated responsibilities.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a specialized scientific field (e.g., wetlands biology, meteorology, forestry, and archeology) or environmental/civil engineering from an accredited university within the last 12 months.
  • Must be able to work and remain in the US without visa sponsorship, now or in the future


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge in environmental monitoring and/or compliance inspection during construction.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication and knowledge of computer applications.           

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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