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ES & H Lead

Requisition ID:  242413

Requisition Posting End Date: 12/02/2021

The PFCS Project currently seeks an Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Lead to join the team, with responsibility for the development, integration and implementation of all project-related Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) processes, plans, procedures, systems and methods.

The role will be based primarily at Sellafield, UK however travel to Rosyth in support of works testing, and the Warrington Project office may also be required.

Key Roles

·      Ensures complex requirements are properly interpreted by evaluating and applying appropriate ES&H principles and formulating scopes of work, plans, and methodologies suitable for achieving and maintaining compliance with ES&H requirements applicable to the assigned project. 

·      Provides technical assistance and supervisory direction to other ES&H personnel. Identifies resources needed to implement the ES&H programs/plans. 

·      Implements bid decisions, proposals, and estimates (scope, constraints, schedules, budgets) with respect to integration and compliance with ES&H requirements.

·      Provides technical support to feasibility studies, site assessment studies, and project risk assessments.

·      Informs project teams of ES&H requirements and ensures they are incorporated into processes and procedures by subcontracts, engineering, and construction personnel.

·      Develops and supervises the implementation of the ES&H plan for the project in accordance with established polices, 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.

·      Participates in meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise of project-specific mitigation plans, ES&H training program, and technical reports.

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

·      Supervises and conducts project accident investigations; documents factors contributing to an incident and prepares required reports.

·      Participates, as directed by the GBU ES&H 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 ES&H requirements. Accompanies the compliance officer(s) during the audit; ensures that all inspection reports are prepared and retained for legal defense should litigation result.

·      Develops cross-training for personnel in professional or discipline-specific skills, techniques, and procedures.

·      Supervises implementation of project ES&H 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).

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

·      Interprets applicable ES&H standards and supervises their integration into projects and facilities processes and procedures. 

·      Integrates host country, client and Bechtel standards into a single document.

·      Executes other ES&H duties as assigned by GBU ES&H management.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

·      Sellafield experience

  • Nuclear experience

  • Advanced knowledge of a field of environmental and/or safety engineering, process safety, health or related discipline.

·      CDM experience and certification

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

·      Experience in supervising all aspects of ES&H on projects or facilities.

·      Knowledge of ES&H laws/regulations and regulatory/resource agencies permitting processes and responsibilities, industry standards for ES&H compliance, and best management practices for minimizing potential ES&H impacts during project execution. 

·      Experience in managing and/or providing technical oversight of ES&H contractors/subcontractors or consultants during construction.

·      Knowledge of engineering and construction systems, methods and work processes.

·      Knowledge of construction planning, estimating, procedures, and execution.

·      Knowledge of construction environmental issues, e.g., hazardous materials, waste management, erosion and sediment control methods, and restoration techniques.

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

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

·      Experience in implementing ES&H training programs.

·      Excellent written and oral communication skills.


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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