Environmental, Safety & Health Specialist

  • Bechtel
  • US - CA - Vandenberg
  • 4 weeks ago

Company Name: Bechtel

Location: Vandenberg, CA, US

Job Duration: 2024-05-16 to 2024-06-15


Requisition ID:  273752

  • Relocation Authorized:  National – Family
  • Grade:  26
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  Yes
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Vandenberg AFB 
  • Salary Range: $105,060 – $160,220 annually (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.


Core to Bechtel is 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

Sentinel is a vital U.S. Air Force program designed to modernize the nation’s aging intercontinental ballistic missiles. As part of the Northrop Grumman Sentinel (GBSD) team, Bechtel will provide launch infrastructure design and construction. This role is located in Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB), California.  Duties may include future field assignments at USAF bases or project field locations as applicable to the phase of the project (California, Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming).


Position Summary

The Safety Specialist helps develop and execute the safety and occupational health component of an Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H) program. This involves administrative and field tasks per established industry practices, procedures, and regulatory and Bechtel requirements. The position requires practical application of occupational safety and related disciplines for managing safety and health aspects of a project or facility. The position reports to an ES&H Manager or Designee. Provides technical assistance to other Safety Services Specialists, construction supervision, subcontractor personnel, field engineers, and client personnel.  




  • Executes assignments involving significant safety and health issues and risks, using judgment and experience in the application of scientific techniques and plans to reduce the potential for adverse impacts.
  • Integrates safety and health requirements into proposals, planning documents, design, construction, commissioning and startup, operations, schedules, procurement, and subcontract documents.
  • Provides input on bid decisions, proposal development, and estimates (scope, constraints, schedules, budgets) with respect to integration and compliance with safety and health requirements.
  • Interprets requirements and provides technical assistance within ES&H teams and to other project groups regarding risk and hazard assessment, plan preparation, and ES&H program execution.
  • Researches issues and regulatory requirements, performs studies and risk assessments, and prepares documentation and reports.
  • Performs safety studies, risk assessments, and other safety and health reviews.
  • Drafts and helps implement the project Safety and Health Management Plan, associated plans and procedures, and training program.
  • Helps establish emergency preparedness and performs incident investigations.
  • Helps identify stakeholders and resolve their concerns.
  • Provides input to other project groups, so that safety and health requirements are integrated within project planning, design, construction plans, procurement, and subcontracts.
  • Participates in meetings, as required, with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of environmental, safety and health requirements.
  • Conducts inspections and monitoring to help evaluate ES&H performance, identify corrective actions, and confirm compliance with contract, regulatory, project, and Bechtel requirements.
  • Develops safety and health communication through publications, flyers, posters, signs, banners, and other communication media.
  • Analyzes data, tracks ES&H performance and trends, and prepares technical reports.
  • Supports other ES&H team members and tasks associated with all three ES&H disciplines. 


Qualifications & Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in safety, construction, industrial hygiene, life sciences, physical sciences, engineering or other related field from an accredited college or university and at least 3 years of relevant experience; or, in lieu of degree, 9 years of progressive professional experience.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication and knowledge of computer applications.
  • Experience in safety compliance inspection/assessment during construction.


Additional Qualifications:

  • 40 hour USACE EM385 training
  • 30 hour OSHA certification
  • Five years of consecutive experience in construction safety.
  • Third-party certification in confined space safety; work at heights/fall protection, hazardous materials/IH or other related ES&H specialty.
  • First aid/AED training and certification.
  • Specialized knowledge in a safety specialty (e.g., Personal Protective Equipment, lockout/tagout, fall protection, excavation, People-Based Safety) or engineering (e.g., civil, process safety, mechanical) or related disciplines.
  • Knowledge of safety management, monitoring programs, principles, and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of safety and health laws and regulations and applicable agencies’ permitting processes and responsibilities. Knowledge of engineering, construction, and subcontract work processes.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience working under USACE EM385.1.1.




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.