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Project Safety Services Supervisor

Requisition ID: 264165 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Vandenberg AFB 

Project Overview

Bechtel is on the Northrop Grumman Corp. team preparing to deliver the U.S. Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) system of inter-continental ballistic missiles and launch infrastructure. GBSD is a vital U.S. Air Force program designed to modernize the nation’s aging force of intercontinental ballistic missiles, which make up the ground element of the nuclear deterrent. As part of the Northrop Grumman GBSD nationwide team, Bechtel will provide launch system design, construction, and integration. A major contractor for the United States and allied governments, Bechtel has handled such efforts as chemical weapons demilitarization projects, missile-defense, infrastructure, base operations, procurement and project management, and restoration and recovery spanning half a century. We use our expertise to help our customers securely and effectively transform mission delivery. This role would be located in Vandenberg, CA. We invite you to join our team for this very interesting opportunity! 


Position Summary

Develops and implements the safety management program on an assigned project. Provides technical oversight of the project’s safety/health compliance activities through identification and integration of applicable requirements into project designs, subcontract bid specifications, construction plans and schedules and other field execution activities. Works directly with other project-level functional leads (e.g., engineering, construction, subcontracts, procurement, project controls, document controls) to assist them in integrating and/or addressing the applicable safety/health requirements in their work products and activities. Coordinates with the global business unit-assigned Safety Services Manager regarding significant project safety/health issues and safety support needs. For salary grade determination, see Addendum.  



  • Develops and implements the project-level safety management program. Provides assistance to project and construction management in implementing and complying with project safety requirements and in addressing safety/health issues as they arise during project execution.
  • Coordinates with and provides technical assistance to other project-assigned functional leads e.g.(engineering, subcontracts, procurement, project controls) with regards to compliance with project-specific safety/health requirements.
  • Participates in meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of safety requirements that may affect project design, schedule, and cost.
  • Provides technical support and assistance directly to construction supervision and subcontractors in planning and executing field activities in accordance with the project safety requirements.
  • Drafts comprehensive project ES&H plan, safety and health-specific plans, project-specific mitigation plans, safety and health awareness training programs, and technical and regulatory reports.
  • Conducts safety assessments/inspections of project construction activities to monitor compliance with safety/health requirements including contractual commitments, laws and regulations, and the project’s ES&H plan.
  • Implements personnel policies (e.g., conducts employee performance evaluations) and provides technical direction to staff.  


Qualifications and Skills
 Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1:  Bachelor of Science degree in life sciences, physical sciences from an accredited college or university and at least with at least 9 years of experience in e.g. (safety/health assessments/inspection). In lieu of degree at least 15 years of progressive professional experience.
  • Level 2:  Bachelor of Science degree in life sciences, physical sciences from an accredited college or university and at least with at least 13 years of experience in e.g. (safety/health assessments/inspection). In lieu of degree at least 19 years of progressive professional experience.


Additional Qualifications

  •  Experience in managing and/or providing technical oversight of safety/health subcontractors or consultants.
  • Experience in safety/health assessments/inspection during construction.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials and physical risks and the mechanisms to mitigate them.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s organization structure, functions, and administrative procedures.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel standard computer applications/ Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Prior practical work experience in office settings e.g (managing safety/health programs, budgets and staff) and field locations e.g (construction execution and/or operating facilities).
  • US Citizenship is required per contract requirement.  
  • Advanced knowledge in a field of science, safety/industrial engineering, or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of safety programs/engineering systems, principles, and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of national and international safety laws/regulations and regulatory agencies’ regulatory requirements and responsibilities. 
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction systems, methods, and work processes.
  • Knowledge of construction planning, estimating, procedures,and execution.
  • Possess active security clearance or the ability to obtain a security clearance.  


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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