Environmental Specialist

Requisition ID: 275666 

  • Relocation Authorized: National/International - Accompanied 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Port Arthur, TX 


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; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.


Core to Bechtel is 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 Overview

Port Arthur LNG, LLC (PALNG) is developing a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production and export facility on a site located on the western shoreline of the Port Arthur Canal in Jefferson County, Texas. The project base scope will include two (2) identical LNG trains, two (2) LNG Storage Tanks, one (1) LNG Carrier Berth, and associated utilities/facilities. The Project is to be constructed on a parcel of land located along State Highway 87 south of Port Arthur, Texas, between the inner coastal waterway bridge and Keith Lake. The Infrastructure Global Business Unit (GBU) is executing site civil and marine scopes of work associated with our scopes of work on the Energy GBU LNG projects.


As the #1 LNG EPC contractor by installed capacity, Bechtel has the capability to successfully deliver a broad range of LNG projects through our integrated EPC self-perform model, strategic partnerships, and proven experience in LNG project delivery. Partnering with Bechtel means lower cost, shorter delivery schedules, and greater certainty of outcomes for our customers.


Position Summary

Responsible for assisting in the integration of specialized environmental requirements into the planning, permitting, design, and construction of Bechtel projects. 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. Provides technical assistance to other Environmental Services (ES) Scientists/Engineers. May be assigned as an assistant project environmental lead or environmental coordinator/inspector.



  • Provides technical support to feasibility studies, site assessment studies, and ES&H Policy 111 reviews
  • Provides specialized environmental input to Engineering, Construction, and Subcontracts, thus ensuring that environmental requirements are integrated into project planning, 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 Environmental Compliance Plans, Construction Environmental Control Plans (CECP), 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
  • 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 into project proposals, designs, and construction plans
  • 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)


Qualifications & Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a specialized scientific field (e.g., wetlands biology, meteorology, forestry, and archeology) or environmental/civil engineering and some practical work experience in the discipline performing the responsibilities listed above – OR equivalent demonstrated experience


Additional Qualifications

  • Specialized knowledge in a field of science (e.g., meteorology, ecology, biology, forestry, wetlands, archeology), engineering (e.g., civil, environmental, mechanical) or related disciplines
  • Knowledge of environmental management, monitoring and mitigation systems, principles, and methodologies
  • Knowledge of environmental laws and regulations and resource agencies’ permitting processes and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of engineering, construction, and subcontract work processes
  • Some experience in environmental monitoring and/or compliance inspection during construction
  • Skilled in oral and written communication and knowledge of computer applications


Additional Information

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule if required, including, but not limited to nightshift or split shift.

This position has a work scope that includes field inspections and the physical ability to conduct field inspections which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, working on elevated platforms, working on uneven surfaces, and working in small or confined spaces. Some lifting may be required. Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress). Must be able to use appropriate standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e., harness, life vest, lift buckets, etc.)





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.