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Senior Safety Specialist, Vogtle (213599)

Requisition ID:  213599

Position Title: Senior Safety Specialist, Vogtle (213599)

Project: Vogtle Plant Units 3 and 4 Construction Services

Location:  Waynesboro, GA 

Relocation Authorized:  National - Family

Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen and background check. Must be able to obtain proper clearance and access to the site.

Bechtel, founded in 1898, has more than 55,400 colleagues, completed more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries, and established a presence on 7 continents.  We are very proud to have been named the Top U.S. Contractor by Engineering News-Record for the 17th consecutive year.  In the Nuclear, Security and Environmental global business unit, the demand for our expertise is growing as we deliver the entire project life cycle:  from research and development through engineering, procurement, construction and operation to decontamination and decommissioning. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that make the world cleaner and safer.

This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts including nights, weekends, or holidays.  All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment.  The ability to obtain/maintain access to the facility is required.

 

Role Overview:

Integrates safety issues and requirements into proposals, planning documents, government documents, design specifications and criteria, construction plans and schedules, bid specifications, and subcontract packages for projects.  Has technical responsibility for interpreting complex requirements, evaluating and applying appropriate safety engineering principles, and formulating scopes of work, plans, and methodologies suitable for achieving and maintaining compliance with safety requirements.  Provides technical assistance to other safety professionals assigned to projects and other project functions.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provides input on bid decisions, proposal development, and estimates (scope, constraints, schedules, budgets) with respect to integration and compliance with safety requirements.
  • Provides technical support to safety studies, health assessment studies, and project risk assessments.
  • Coordinates appropriate consideration of safety requirements with subcontracts, engineering, and construction personnel as assigned.
  • Provides safety technical support and assistance to projects and coordinates safety requirements and formulation of risk reduction measures with project-assigned safety personnel, engineering, construction and onsite ES&H representatives during construction.
  • 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.
  • Drafts comprehensive ES&H plans, project specific risk reduction plans, safety awareness training programs, and technical reports.
  • Provides recommendations and input for revising safety procedures, work processes, and other quality improvement measures.
  • Conducts safety inspections/assessments of project construction activities to monitor compliance with applicable safety and health requirements including contractual commitments, permits, and the project’s ES&H plan.
  • When in supervisory role, implements personnel policies (e.g., conducts employee performance evaluations) and provides technical direction to staff.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in life sciences (e.g., biology, public health) or physical sciences (e.g., physics, chemistry), or safety/industrial engineering from an accredited college or university and at least 6 years of related professional progressive experience.
  • In lieu of formal degree, at least 12 years' related professional progressive experience.
  • Must possess legal right to work in US without sponsorship.
  • Must be able to pass nuclear security screening requirements and be able to obtain and maintain unescorted access to a nuclear power facility.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of safety procedures, engineering systems, principles, and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of national and international safety laws/regulations and regulatory agencies’ processes and responsibilities, industry standards/practices for safety and health compliance, and best management practices for minimizing potential safety risks during project execution.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction systems, methods, and work processes.
  • Knowledge of construction planning, estimating, procedures, and execution.
  • Experience in managing and/or providing technical oversight of safety and/or health subcontractors or consultants.
  • Experience in safety inspections/assessments during construction.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials and physical risk exposures and Personal Protective Equipment standards as well as People Based Safety processes and procedures.
  • Must be physically capable to conduct field inspections and participate in project walkdowns which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing in very small and/or confined spaces, and lifting up to 60 lbs.
  • Advanced knowledge in a field of science, process engineering, or related discipline.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Prior practical work experience in office settings (e.g., managing safety and health programs, budgets and staff) and field locations (e.g., construction execution and/or operating facilities) performing the responsibilities listed above.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Bechtel standard computer applications.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s organization structure, functions, and administrative procedures.

 

 

Shaping tomorrow together!

 

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

 

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.