Industrial Hygienist

Requisition ID: 265601 

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


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.


An opportunity exists to work within the ES&H team at our Port Arthur LNG Project located in Port Arthur, Texas.


Position Summary

Career-level position within field. Considered highly skilled and proficient in discipline. A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization. Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways. Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance. Administers company policies that directly affect subordinate employees. Recommends changes to unit or sub-unit policies. Management reviews are used to measure progress on objectives. Works on issues where analysis of situation or data requires review of relevant factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action.



  • Supervises a project-level industrial hygiene program inclusive of technical and administrative aspects and compliance activities.
  • Assures that industrial hygiene requirements are integrated in planning documents, design criteria, construction and operational plans, schedules, training programs, and subcontract documents. 
  • Provides technical support within ES&H teams and to Engineering, Construction, Commissioning and Startup, Operations, Legal, Contracts, Procurement, Management, and other project functions regarding ES&H program execution.
  • Works with other project-level functional leads (e.g., engineering, construction, commissioning and startup, subcontracts, procurement, project controls, document controls) to assist them in integrating and addressing industrial hygiene requirements in their work products and activities.
  • Researches industrial hygiene issues to support ES&H program execution.
  • Performs risks assessments, provides technical guidance on mitigation measures and controls, and prepares technical reports.
  • Provides industrial hygiene support in compliance with Bechtel standards and procedures, ES&H Management System, and contract and regulatory requirements.
  • Emphasizes and uses risk assessment and Bechtel's ES&H Management System to help achieve continuous improvement. Participates in ES&H emergency preparedness planning and confirms investigation and resolution of incidents related to industrial hygiene.
  • Builds working relationships with stakeholders and addresses their issues. Participates in meetings with customers, regulatory personnel, the public, and contractors/subcontractors regarding industrial hygiene requirements.
  • Tracks, evaluates, and reports ES&H performance and compliance related to industrial hygiene throughout the contract duration as required.
  • Serves as subcontract technical representative for specialized studies and support services involving subcontracted industrial hygiene services.
  • Coordinates with the project ES&H Manager, and global business unit ES&H Manager, regarding significant industrial hygiene issues. Supervises project-assigned industrial hygiene personnel and supports execution of the project ES&H program.
  • Provides technical support and assistance to construction supervision and subcontractors in planning and executing field activities.
  • Conducts surveys, assessments, inspections, sampling, and monitoring of project activities to monitor ES&H compliance with contractual commitments, laws and regulations, and Bechtel requirements. Facilitates support for ES&H team members, inclusive of all three ES&H disciplines.
  • Provides support for ES&H team members and tasks, inclusive of all three ES&H disciplines. 


Qualifications and Skills
Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master of Science degree (or equivalent) related to industrial hygiene or equivalent recognized degree in a specialized scientific field (e.g., occupational safety and health, public health, chemistry, biology, applied science) and 6+ years of relevant experience; or Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) related to industrial hygiene and 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to research and comprehend organizational and regulatory requirements.
  • Communicates well with diverse stakeholders and has technical writing and analytical skills. Demonstrates understanding of ES&H Management Systems.
  • Able to integrate environmental, safety, and health factors for program execution.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer skills for preparing presentations, data management, and report preparation.
  • Analytical skills related to environmental sampling and monitoring.
  • Adaptable and able to work outdoors in a field environment under project site and weather conditions.
  • Ability to support various work shifts, as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Certified Industrial Hygiene (or equivalent Certified Safety Professional) through a recognized accrediting organization licensing through appropriate regulatory authorities, where required sufficient number of courses in industrial hygiene and broad progressive work experience including senior supervisory experience in industrial hygiene.


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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.

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