System Safety Engineer

Requisition ID:  261422

  • Relocation Authorized:  National/International - Family
  • Grade:  26
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  Yes   
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Pueblo, CO 
  • Salary Range: $95,520.00-$145,680.00 Annually (determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant)


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Project Overview:

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) approximately 25 miles from Pueblo, Colorado. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The PCAPP plant began the operations and munition destruction phase as of September 2016.  

Candidates for unescorted access to the Chemical Limited Area must successfully clear National Agency Check with Local Check (NACLC). All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be physically fit and able to work safely at an operating plant. Eligible applicants must be a US Citizen and successfully go through a government screening process. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.


Position Summary:

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is looking for a Systems Safety Engineer at the Pueblo, CO location. This position will report to the Systems Safety Supervisor at the PCAPP project. The Systems Safety Engineer must maintain the Project System Safety Program/Plan in accordance with applicable governmental regulations/requirements, and client requirements. The Systems Safety Engineer maintains project specific safety design criteria and specifications in coordination with engineering, and performs and/or facilitates various hazard analysis efforts required by the design and service requirements of the project/process.



  • Provides technical assistance/guidance to engineering, operations and maintenance.
  • Maintain the Project System Safety Plan in accordance with the ES&H Procedures, client and/or host country requirements, and applicable government regulations/requirements.
  • Develops, reviews, edits, and maintains the project ES&H database for Hazard Tracking.
  • Develops, analyzes, and integrates process safety information into studies and reports.
  • Interacts with engineering, maintenance and operations personnel to identify causal factors and develops recommendations to mitigate identified hazards and risks associated with project operations, equipment, and/or facilities.
  • Performs advanced predictive assessments and hazard analyses of subsystems, system hardware, processes, equipment, and logic for project or facility operations.
  • Conducts activities to confirm hazard resolution for closure of risk reduction activities.
  • Coordinates the distribution of information relative to hazard identification, hazard resolution schedules and tracks issues to closure.
  • Interacts with responsible parties to affect timely resolution of issues and to inform management if appropriate resolution is not achieved.
  • Conducts cross-training of other personnel in professional or discipline-specific skills, techniques, and procedures.
  • Implements and conducts project awareness activities and toolbox sessions for project/facility manual/non-manual personnel as requested.
  • Interprets national and international recognized ES&H standards and applies them to projects and facilities. Integrates these standards with client and/or host country requirements.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Safety and Health or related science/engineering from a regionally accredited college or university, plus 9 years of relevant work experience is required. In lieu of degree 15 years of progressive professional experience related to risk analysis and assessments, project engineering, system safety, and/or safety and health administration and management.


Additional Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of design and operating requirements for operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a project team.
  • Demonstrated ability for technical problem solving, technical writing, and computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel) is required.
  • Willingness to work overtime as required supporting project schedules.
  • Ability to successfully pass medical screen, including the ability to wear a respirator and other PPE, ability to lift 20 lbs. and work in the proximity of toxic chemicals.
  • Experience in Hazard/Risk Assessment processes.
  • Master’s Degree.
  • Professional Certified Safety Professional.
  • Experience with plant operations, especially as they relate to chemical demilitarization.
  • Experience with safety assessment of explosive and energetic materials handling.
  • Experience in developing and implementing system safety programs, including process safety management.
  • Experience with oral presentations.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be physically fit and able to work safely at an operating plant



This project is subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a UAP position requires US citizenship.

The following Surety Program marked with an “x” apply to this job:

_____ None / No Program

_____ This position is designated as a Chemical Duty Position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

___x__ This position is designated as an Unescorted Access Position (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.    


This PCAPP position falls under the scope of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA). The SCA requires PCAPP to provide employees with benefits and wages no less than the amounts the Department of Labor has established for the location and classification in which the employee will be working.

At Bechtel, our employees enjoy a competitive total rewards package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, along with optional disability and supplemental insurance options, generous paid time off, paid holidays, paid parental leave, discretionary bonuses, and a well-designed 401K plan with matching and profit-sharing components. 

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.

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