Senior Environmental Engineer/Scientist


$80K — $100K *


2w ago


8 - 10 years of experience

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Job Description

Company Overview

Since 1898, Bechtel has helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jo, 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. For over 70 s, Bechtel has been at the forefront of nuclear innovation delivering clean, reliable energy worldwide on over 150 nuclear power plants, adding more than 74,000 megawatts of nuclear generation capacity to the world. 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.

Project Overview:

Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have partnered to deliver the first AP1000 nuclear power reactors in Poland for our customer, the Polish Entity Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ). Bechtel will be the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project. As the EPC, our responsibilities will include providing the design for the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant as well as the construction of the entire facility.

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and we are looking for the talent that will help expand Poland’s nuclear base and build a strong and long-lasting energy future for generations to come.

Upon initial hire and onboarding, the position will require full time presence in the Reston, Virginia project office. Part-Time telework flexibility may be an option as the project progresses.

Position Summary

Primary responsibilities, as the technical specialist for the NS&E global business unit, include responsibility for customer, community, functional and government interfaces in relation to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses and sustainability. Provide specialist advice to global project management tea and business development tea for management of sustainability, climate change related issues including carbon assessments, community relations and engagement, local content, social impact management and workforce integration. Assists in the development of National NEPA documentation, site selection studies, environmental permitting inputs, and nuclear safety analyses, for assigned projects. Additional responsibilities assisting in the integration of specialized environmental requirements into the planning, permitting, design, and construction of Bechtel projects. Has responsibility for interpreting specialized requirements, evaluating and applying specialized scientific principles, and formulating scopes of work, plans, and methodologies suitable for achieving the desired objectives. Provides technical assistance to other Environmental Services (ES) Scientists/Engineers. May be assigned as an assistant project environmental lead or environmental coordinator/inspector.

Job Dimensions

Supervision Received

  • Receives technical and administrative supervision from a Chief Engineer, Environmental Service Manager, Engineering Manager or group/department manager with assignments given in ter of broad general objectives and limits. May receive technical guidance from a Principal Engineer/Principal Scientist.

Supervision Exercised

  • May directly supervise other environmental scientists/engineers and provide technical oversight and direction to environmental subcontractors.


  • Maintains relationships with internal Bechtel organizations (e.g., Engineering, Construction, and Subcontracts), customer, and contractor/subcontractor representatives to coordinate technical/scientific issues and implementation of sustainability and ES functional --responsibilities into project proposals, designs, construction plans, and subcontractor bid packages.
  • Maintains contact, as appropriate, with government regulatory and resource agencies to obtain current information on new regulations, program initiatives, and technical requirements and standards.
  • Maintains contact with other ES personnel (e.g., Project Environmental Lead) to keep them informed of changing requirements and to provide technical assistance as needed.
  • Maintains contact with customers to exchange information on Sustainability and ES issues, technical information, and new technologies.


  • Supports NS&E and Corporate Sustainability Manager in the development of strategic planning in sustainability. Develops tools, guidance, policies and procedures for implementation globally.
  • Reviews and analyzes carbon footprint data and develops recommendations for footprint reduction for projects and offices.
  • Develops NEPA documentation for NS&E projects.
  • Develops and delivers sustainability training to support the NS&E and Corporate sustainability strategy.
  • Supports NS&E Sustainability Manager in the development in integration of Enterprise Sustainability goals, tools, guidance, policies and procedures.
  • Develops plans for Site Management to implement, a comprehensive sustainability and community relations strategy for projects (as required) that is aligned with the customer’s requirements. This includes coordinating and implementing carbon assessments and carbon reduction strategies and sustainability management plans.
  • Provides strategic advice for projects to manage Sustainability progra and supports community relations staff in the implementation of the activities, ensuring alignment with the project communications strategy.
  • Provides strategic advice to project tea on potential community impacts, expectations, and related implications; assesses consequences of project decisions; and works with project functional tea to develop proactive solutions to community and environmental issues to minimize external risks and manage public expectations.
  • Provides support for ES&H safety data analytics and ISO 14001 data and management requirements.
  • Provides technical support to feasibility studies, site assessment studies, permitting, and ES&H Policy 111 reviews.

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • of Science degree from an accredited college or university with at least 9 s of in a sustainability related field (environmental, chemical, civil, or mechanical). In lieu of a degree at least 15 s of professional related .

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of NRC and industry regulations pertaining to NEPA analyses.
  • Knowledge of construction planning, estimating, procedures, and execution.
  • Demonstrated familiarity of major global sustainability principles, standards, and codes of conduct.
  • Possess skills needed to reduce complex sustainability issues into core components and key business impacts.
  • Specialized knowledge in Sustainability and a field of science (e.g., geographical information syste (GIS) meteorology, atmospheric dispersion, wetlands, archeology), engineering (e.g., civil, environmental, mechanical) or related disciplines
  • Knowledge of environmental management, monitoring and mitigation syste, principles, and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of environmental laws and regulations and resource agencies’ permitting processes and responsibilities.


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.

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.

Bechtel Corporation is an American engineering, procurement, construction, and project management company founded in San Francisco, California, and headquartered in Reston, Virginia. It is the largest construction company in the United States and the 11th-largest privately owned American company in 2018. Its headquarters are in the Reston area of unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia. Bechtel is a global engineering, construction, and project management company, and they are currently working on projects in over 40 countries. The company is organized into five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation, communications, and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas, and chemicals; and government services.
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