Industrial Safety and Hygiene Specialist

Requisition ID:  275702

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 
  • Salary Range: $59,250 - $103,490annually (Determined by function, education, experience, and qualifications of the applicant). 

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.


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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. This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and will ultimately work a rotating 4 x 12 day-shift schedule, 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m and 4 x 12 night-shift schedule, 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to support plant operations. For a preliminary period (maximum 3 months), the successful applicant will work a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) is a limited liability corporation created by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) and Amentum. WTCC is a subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to deliver the construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning activities for the WTP project.


Position Summary

Under management supervision, the Industrial Safety and Hygiene (IS&H) Specialist I is responsible for implementing and administering project industrial safety and hygiene programs affecting employee, public safety and occupational health. Serves as a resource for line management to administer a proactive prevention program for occupational accidents and illnesses; under general supervision performs technical work in a wide range of IS&H disciplines to achieve compliance with S&H standards along with federal and state regulatory requirements; exhibits knowledge and applies fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of IS&H; assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of IS&H programs, systems and procedures; monitors and prevents hazards and diseases that could be found in the work area; investigates accidents, injuries, and complaints concerning hazards in the workplace; recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures and operating equipment to minimize hazards; conducts employee training, emergency preparedness and assures the quality of programs.



  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the environment.
  • This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisor’s request.
  • Provides technical assistance to office and field operations to ensure compliance with applicable international, Federal, State, and/or Company health and safety regulations.
  • Conducts compliance evaluations of equipment, structures, and work in progress to ensure that regulatory environmental, safety and health standards of the Company and all applicable codes are followed.
  • Recommends facilities and technological specifications to carry out programs that fulfill the organization's overall objectives.
  • Identifies workplace hazards throughout operations and maintenance activities in an operating industrial facility.
  • Develops appropriate hazard controls and mitigation strategies and provides oversight of work activities to ensure controls are effectively implemented.
  • Supports worker safety and health needs, including injury and event response and case management.
  • Ensures effective implementation of safety and health rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Actively participates in pre-task and safety meetings.
  • Performs incident/event investigations and prepares associated reports.
  • Maintains current knowledge of specific government agency requirements.
  • Determines and develops approaches to solutions.
  • Assists with the development, implementations and maintenance of safety and health programs, systems and procedures.
  • Prepares and reviews technical reports, correspondence, and program compliance documents.
  • Establishes and maintains permits as required.
  • Meets applicable regulatory codes and standards where required.
  • Assists in the development of IS&H training programs and conducts IS&H training meetings as necessary.
  • Performs analysis of IS&H data.
  • Trains and assists subordinate IS&H specialists in sampling and assessment methodologies.
  • Conducts and assists projects with sampling, monitoring, data interpretation and occupational health surveys to ensure compliance with established programs.
  • IS&H Specialists I are expected to pursue and/or complete a professional certification, such as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).


Qualifications & Skills

Basic Qualifications 

Level I

  • BS/MS in Occupational Safety, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, or related science or engineering field. In lieu of degree, minimum 6+ years of experience in a nuclear, heavy construction, chemical processing or petroleum refining environment.


Level II

  • BS/MS in Occupational Safety, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, or related science or engineering field with 1+ year of experience in a nuclear, heavy construction, chemical processing, or petroleum refining environment. In lieu of degree, minimum 7+ years of experience in a nuclear, heavy construction, chemical processing or petroleum refining environment.
  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.


Additional Qualifications 

  • Experience in a nuclear, heavy construction, chemical processing or petroleum refining environment is preferred.
  • Experience in an operating facility is preferred.




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 (160 hours annually, accrued 6.16 hours per pay period), nine 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 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.