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Safety Advisor

Requisition ID:  235822

Requisition Posting End Date: 07/15/2021

Project Description:

Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), Bechtel’s government services business, is one of the top providers to departments and agencies of the U.S. and British governments. Its successes include many large, first-of-a-kind projects in government site management, environmental restoration, defense, space, energy, and national and homeland security. This position will provide support to the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) located at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


UPF will be built by 2025 for $6.5 billion and will be a first-of-its-kind complex for enriched uranium operations in support of Y-12 missions. UPF is one of the Department of Energy’s largest investments in Tennessee since the Manhattan Project and one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s largest construction projects. When complete, UPF will: replace a 70-year-old facility with modern buildings, reduce operational costs and energy consumption, improve worker safety, and provide enriched uranium capabilities well into the future.

The UPF project has multiple work schedules that are subject to change and may require employees to work overtime and/or night shift when a business need arises. The core working hours are between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work schedule and overtime are to be approved in advance by supervisors.


Eligibility for this position requires US citizenship; the successful candidate must provide proof of US citizenship in order to obtain badge access to the site. Candidate must complete security questionnaire and successfully clear site access requirements check. All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be able to obtain a security clearance, as applicable.


Role Overview:

A.  Supervision Received

  • Receives technical and administrative supervision from the ESH Safety Supervisor/Lead. 

B.  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 environmental and safety functional responsibilities into project construction plans and schedules, and subcontractor bid packages.
  • 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 ESH personnel to keep them informed of changing requirements and to provide technical assistance as needed.
  • Maintains contact with customers, colleagues, and/or organizations in government and industry to exchange information on environmental and safety issues, technical advances, and new technologies.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Supports input on bid decisions, (scope, constraints, schedules, budgets) with respect to integration and compliance with environmental and safety requirements.
  • Provides technical support to environmental and safety studies, health assessment studies, and project risk assessments.
  • Coordinates appropriate consideration of environmental and safety requirements with subcontracts, engineering, and construction personnel as assigned.
  • Provides safety technical support and assistance to projects and coordinates safety requirements and formulation of risk reduction measures with project-assigned safety personnel, engineering, and construction and onsite ES&H representatives during construction.
  • Participates in meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of environmental and safety requirements that may affect project design, schedule, and cost.
  • Supports implementation of ES&H plans, project-specific risk reduction plans, awareness training programs, and technical reports.
  • Provides recommendations and input for revising environmental and safety procedures, work processes, and other quality improvement measures.
  • Supports inspections/assessments of project construction activities to monitor compliance with applicable ES&H requirements including contractual commitments, permits, and the project’s ES&H plan.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a specialized scientific field (e.g., safety, industrial engineering, public health) or process/mechanical engineering plus 3 years of practical work experience in the discipline performing the responsibilities listed above or in lieu of degree, 9 years of directly related work experience.
  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education
  • Must be able to obtain a site security badge for access to the worksite.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in the field of Environmental Science, Safety and Health Management, or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of environmental and safety procedures, principles, and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of national environmental and safety laws/regulations and regulatory agencies’ processes and responsibilities, industry standards/practices for compliance, and best management practices for minimizing potential ES&H risks during project execution.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction systems, methods, and work processes.
  • Knowledge of construction planning, estimating, procedures, subcontracting, and execution.
  • Experience in ES&H data management and analytic software programs (e.g.: Power BI, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access).
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials and physical risk exposures and Personal Protective Equipment standards as well as People-Based Safety processes and procedures.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s organizational structure, functions, and administrative procedures.
  • Skills in oral and written communication.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel standard computer applications (e.g.: IRIS, Chekhov, DevonWay).

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.