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HLW ESH&Q Manager

Requisition ID:  258054

Requisition Posting End Date: 07/28/2022


Company Overview: 


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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are 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: 


Bechtel is designing, constructing and commissioning the world’s largest radioactive waste treatment plant for   the U.S. Department of Energy at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state. The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant will use vitrification technology to process and solidify 56 million gallons (210 million liters) of radioactive and chemical waste stored at the Hanford site, which is a byproduct of  plutonium production during World War II and the Cold War era.


The project is the largest undertaking of its kind and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup   projects. Its construction spans 65 acres (26 hectares) with four major nuclear facilities – Pretreatment, Low- Activity Waste Vitrification, High-Level Waste Vitrification and Analytical Laboratory – as well as operations and maintenance buildings, utilities, other support facilities. The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) is a limited liability corporation created by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) and AECOM. WTCC is a subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to deliver the construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning activities for the WTP project.


This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 am to 5:00 pm. Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work weekends as needed.


Position Summary:

Develops, integrates and implements aspects of project-related Environmental, Safety,- Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) processes, plans, procedures, systems, methods and policies critical to the success of the High Level Waste (HLW) sub project. Ensures that technical complex requirements are properly interpreted by evaluating and applying appropriate principles and formulating scopes of work, plans, and methodologies suitable for achieving   and maintaining compliance with ESH&Q requirements applicable to the assigned project. Provides leadership for the development and maintenance of high-performance project teams. Provides technical assistance and supervisory direction to other project personnel. Maintains overall responsibility for project ESH&Q execution, ensuring project is adhering to contract requirements, standards of quality, and to customer and Bechtel ESH&Q performance expectations.


Receives technical and functional guidance from the Bechtel NS&E ES&H and Quality Functional Managers.  Receives general supervision from the HLW Completion Manager and reports directly to the WTCC Mission Assurance Manager. Matrixed reporting to the WTCC Environmental Manager, Safety and Health Manager and Quality Manager to implement WTCC ESH&Q programs on the HLW project. Directly manages/supervises HLW ESH&Q personnel and provides technical oversight and direction to vendors and/or contractors/subcontractors. May also supervise contract ESH&Q personnel.


Maintains relationships with internal/external organizations, customers, and contractor/subcontractor representatives to coordinate technical/scientific issues, new technologies, and integration of ESH&Q functional responsibilities into project proposals, design specifications, construction plans, schedules, and subcontractor bid packages associated with HLW. Maintains frequent communications with representatives of Bechtel or client insurance brokers/carriers to obtain and exchange information on claims and the loss prevention program. Maintains contact with other environmental, safety and/or health and Quality personnel to keep informed of changing requirements and to provide technical assistance as needed.




•   Guides, coaches, and motivates team performance and those directly associated with implementing ESH&Q processes, procedures, systems, methods, and policies critical to the            success of ESH&Q as they apply to the HLW sub-project.

•   Promotes integrity, technical competence, and commitment to ESH&Q.

•   Provides technical support to feasibility studies, site assessment studies, and project risk assessments for HLW.

•   Informs and ensures that WTCC ESH&Q program requirements are incorporated into processes and procedures with subcontract, engineering, and construction personnel on HLW.

•   Develops and supervises the implementation of the WTCC ES&H and Quality plan for HLW in accordance with established policies, systems, processes, procedures and methods,          client and/or host country requirements and regulations.

•   Supervises and/or performs daily monitoring of work practices of Bechtel and other contractors/ subcontractors on HLW.

•   Leads meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to communicate on project specific ESH&Q mitigation plans, training programs, and technical      reports.

•   Stops work in dangerous situations or conditions having imminent adverse ESH&Q impact. Stipulates acceptable work practices that are to be implemented before the work can                 be  resumed.

•   Coordinate with the GBU ES&H and Quality Manager in personnel activities, such as recruitment, policy administration, compensation administration, and employee development.

•   Supervises and conducts HLW project accident investigations and notifications; documents factors contributing to an incident and ensures the preparation of required reports.

•   Participates, as directed by the GBU ES&H Manager, Quality Manager and Legal and Risk Management, at hearings or litigations involving recent or past injuries, accidents or work-        related illnesses that occurred on projects/facilities.

•   Coordinates inspection tours of regulatory compliance officers who are auditing the project/facility for compliance with government ESH&Q requirements. Accompanies the                        compliance officer(s) during the audit; ensures that all inspection reports are prepared and retained for legal defense should litigation result.

•   Manages the development of cross-training of personnel in professional or discipline-specific skills, techniques, and procedures.

•   Manages implementation of project ESH&Q orientation and training of project manual/non-manual personnel.

•   Ensures environmental compliance inspections of project construction activities are conducted to monitor compliance with environmental requirements including contractual                      commitments, permits, and the Construction Environmental Control Plan (CECP).

•   Ensures quality audits and surveillances of project activities are conducted to monitor compliance with quality requirements, manuals and plans.

•   Consults with occupational medical consultant in developing procedures which include sanitation and health inspections of facilities required to support the HLW for activities such as        immunizations, rescue, emergency transportation, and evacuation.

•   Interprets applicable ESH&Q standards and supervises their integration into projects and facilities processes and procedures.


Qualifications and Skills: 

Basic Qualifications:

•   Bachelors degree from an accredited university and 15+ years of ES&H, quality, construction, engineering, or other related experience; or in lieu of a degree, 21+ years of experience      in ES&H, quality, construction, engineering, or other related fields.

•   Extensive experience with programmatic oversight of environmental, health, safety, quality assurance (NQA-1) activities.

•   Extensive experience with contract assurance oversight in an industrial, chemical, nuclear waste, or high hazard process setting.

•   Oversight of a nuclear safety program, including adherence to 10 CFR 830 and 10 CFR 835 related to nuclear safety, quality, and occupational radiological protection; 10 CFR 851 –        Worker Safety and Health; DOE Order 414 – Quality Assurance; DOE Order 450.1 – Environmental Protection Program; and DOE Order 450.2 – Integrated Safety Management.

•   Knowledge of technical vocabularies and terminology common to industrial hygiene, health physics, safety engineering, environmental compliance and quality assurance.


Minimum Qualifications:

•   Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check which includes verification of employment and education. Must be able to obtain a      Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.

•   Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

•   Excellent oral and written communication skills.

•   Excellent organizational skills.

•   Extensive knowledge of engineering and construction systems, methods, and work processes.

•   Broad knowledge of construction planning, estimating, procedures, and execution.

•   Knowledge of ES&H sciences/engineering systems, principles, and methodologies.

•   Knowledge and understanding of technical vocabularies and terminology common to industrial hygiene, health physics, safety engineering, and environmental compliance.

•   Extensive experience in implementing and managing ESH&Q training programs.

•   Demonstrated ability to develop and analyze information for studies and reports.


Preferred Qualifications:

•   Possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.

•   Current or prior DOE experience.

•   Knowledge of Bechtel’s organizational structure, functions, and administrative procedures.

•   At least one of the following professional registrations/certifications: Certified Safety Professional, Certified Health Physicist, Certified Industrial Hygienist, or Registered Environmental      Manager



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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