Industrial Safety Specialist III - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Washington, Richland

Job Summary

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.

This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control, and supervision of WTCC

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides technical support to safety studies, health assessment studies, and project risk assessments.

  • Coordinates appropriate consideration of safety requirements with subcontracts, engineering, construction, startup, and maintenance 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 startup, maintenance and onsite ES&H representatives during construction.

  • Conduct Industrial Hygiene monitoring with guidance and direction from the Industrial Hygienist.

  • 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.

  • Flexible in performing other duties or shift within ES&H (e.g.; training, emergency response activities, night shift coverage etc.) as directed by the Project ES&H Manager or designee.

  • 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.

  • Advanced knowledge in a field of science, process engineering, or related discipline.

  • Knowledge of safety procedures, engineering systems, principles, and methodologies

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


As requested by the Safety & Health Program Manager


EFNM (Exposed Field Non-Manual)

Performs desk work, including writing, computer workstation processes, and telephone operation. Arranges for and/or performs presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal and informal contacts, requiring long periods of sitting. Oversees field activities through inspections, testing and equipment operations, which requires walking, standing, bending, and turning along with wearing of personal protective equipment. Occasional loading, transport, and unloading of tools and/or supplies specific to an activity.

AECOM has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) to construct, start-up and commission the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington state. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste currently stored at the Hanford Site which is a byproduct of plutonium-production during World War II and the Cold War era.

The project is the largest undertaking of its kind ever and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects—equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. Its construction site spans 65 acres and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, and high-level waste vitrification, as well as an analytical laboratory.

Minimum Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in ES&H/Management or related science/engineering field from an accredited college or university and 6 years of safety related experience

  • Or a Master’s degree in ES&H/Management or related science/engineering field from an accredited college or university and 4 years of safety related experience

  • Or In lieu of formal degree, 12 years of progressive related safety experience.

  • Related experience includes, but is not limited to, working in conjunction with Safety and Health, Safety Committees, and/or VPP.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of ES&H functions and ES&H Core Processes.

  • Knowledge of governmental ES&H standards, procedures, rules and regulations.

  • Skills in verbal and written communication.

  • Basic knowledge of software applications creating spreadsheets with mathematical functions, and enhancing presentation reports.

  • Knowledge of construction planning, estimating, procedures, and 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.

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

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check which includes verification of employment and education. Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates possesses the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.

  • Experience in safety engineering, health physics, industrial hygiene, or environmental compliance activities.

  • Knowledge of Bechtel standard computer applications.

  • Prior experience working in a government or nuclear power environment.

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Selected applicant needs to be willing and able to work a nightshift schedule, M-Th 5:30 pm to 4:00 am, as well as work overtime as needed.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Safety / Health

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 223073BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.