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ES&H Operations Manager, Reston (223225) 1

Requsition ID: 228056 

Position Title: ES&H Operations Manager, Reston 

Project: Non-Project 

Location: Reston, VA 

Relocation Authorized: National - Family 

Work Authorization: Posess right to work in the US without sponsorship

US Citizenship Required: Yes

Other Requirements: Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education


Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.



Manages ES&H services functions and support within an assigned global business unit (GBU).  Supervises and provides technical oversight to ES&H staff assigned at the GBU level and to project-assigned ES&H personnel on projects.  Coordinates ES&H functions and support activities with corporate Manager of Safety Services, Manager of Environmental Services, GBU-assigned ES&H Managers, M&BD Managers, Project Managers, Construction/Site Managers, and Engineering Managers.



  • Reports to GBU-assigned ES&H Manager and receives functional support and direction from the corporate Manager of Safety Services and Manager of Environmental Services.
  • Provides GBU-level guidance and administrative supervision to ES&H personnel assigned in the GBU as support staff and on projects.
  • Maintains relationships with internal organizations (e.g., engineering, construction, operations, and contracts) and customer and contractor/subcontractor representatives to coordinate the administration and implementation of ES&H functions on projects and facilities.
  • Maintains contact with directors and/or program supervisors of relevant governmental agencies to obtain current information on new regulations, program initiatives, and technical information.
  • Maintains contact with project ES&H personnel to keep them informed of ES&H issues and to ensure adequate technical support.
  • Maintains contact with customers to exchange information on ES&H issues within the GBU or on specific projects.
  • Maintains contact with GBU M&BD organizations on bid decisions and proposal development.



  • Manages the ES&H program in the assigned GBU by establishing short- and long-term strategies as well as goals and objectives, in conjunction with the GBU ES&H Manager.
  • Ensures that applicable corporate, GBU and project-specific ES&H requirements are integrated into project planning, design, and execution and that projects within the GBU are designed, constructed and operated in compliance with applicable internal and external requirements.
  • Provides ES&H technical support and assistance to projects and coordinates ES&H requirements with M&BD managers, project managers, construction/site managers, (sub)contracts managers, project engineers, ES&H managers, and other project personnel as required.
  • Assigns work responsibilities and duties to ES&H staff assigned in the GBU and provides technical support and direction on work products (e.g., Project ES&H Plan and site-specific medical and evacuation plans).
  • Participates in meetings with customers, functional managers, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of developing ES&H issues which will impact their activities.
  • Monitors, reviews, and analyzes proposed changes in ES&H laws/regulations, financial institution performance standards, and industry standards/practices potentially impacting GBU operations/projects and provides input and recommendations for addressing such changes.
  • Reviews functional group policies and procedures and makes recommendations for revising/developing procedures and processes as required.
  • Participates in ES&H personnel recruitment, training, and development.  Conducts performance evaluations of ES&H personnel in coordination with the GBU ES&H Manager and the corporate Manager of Safety Services and reviews performance evaluations administered by subordinates.
  • Interviews candidates for new ES&H positions and makes recommendations to the GBU ES&H Manager, corporate Manager of Safety Services and/or the Manager of Corporate ES&H regarding their suitability for employment.
  • Oversees and/or develops GBU-level ES&H awareness orientation/training programs.
  • Conducts ES&H assessments/reviews of GBU projects to monitor compliance with ES&H requirements including contractual commitments, permits, and internal Bechtel core processes and procedures.
  • Works with the GBU ES&H Manager and corporate Manager of Safety Services and Legal on addressing and resolving pending agency non-compliances, notices of violations, potential fines and other enforcement actions.
  • Supports ES&H activities throughout the GBU as requested by the GBU ES&H Manager.
  • Participates in ES&H cross-training activities.
  • Performs duties in a medium- to large-sized GBU with oversight responsibility for several complex projects or multiple smaller projects in more than one region.



  • Advanced knowledge in a field of science, safety/industrial engineering, or related discipline.
  • In-depth knowledge of national and international safety/health laws/regulations and regulatory agencies’ processes and responsibilities, industry standards for safety/health performance, and best management practices for minimizing potential safety/health hazards during project execution.
  • Working knowledge of safety/health enforcement processes in countries where projects currently exist and experience in industry-specific safety/health programs and performance standards of financial institutions (e.g., World Bank, International Finance Corporation).
  • Proficiency in managing safety/health organizations/programs and supervising technical staff.
  • Knowledge of engineering/scientific systems, methods, and work processes.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s M&BD process and activities to identify and appropriately address safety and health-related risks for bid decisions and in responding to new work proposals.
  • Advanced understanding of construction planning and execution.
  • Experience in managing and/or providing technical oversight of safety/health subcontractors or consultants.
  • Experience in safety/health assessments/inspections during construction.
  • Experience in developing and implementing safety/health awareness training programs.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in life sciences (e.g., biology, public health) or physical sciences (e.g., chemistry, physics), or in engineering from an accredited college or university and 15 years of work experience. In lieu of formal degree, 21 years of progressive 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
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s organization structure, functions, and administrative procedures.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Safety/health-related certifications from national/international accrediting organizations/associations.
  • Prior practical work experience in office settings (e.g., managing safety/health programs, budgets, and staff) and field based programs (e.g., construction execution and/or operating facilities) performing the responsibilities listed above. 
  • Prior work experience (direct hire or as a contractor) with/for U.S. Federal government agencies (e.g., DOE, DOD, NASA).



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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.