Bechtel Corporation Project Environmental Services Supervisor (Sydney) in Sydney, United States

Requisition ID: 209605

Bechtel continue to attract the best talent to join our teams across the globe and we recognize that the ideal role may not be available just yet. As we continue to grow and expand, we are excited to speak to qualified professionals who are interested in opportunities in Sydney Australia.

We are keen to receive expressions of interest from Enviornmentalists. If you wish to register your interest, please apply and your application will be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition team.

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that create 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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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.

Infrastructure Global Business Unit:

Infrastructure is not just about physical assets, such as roads and bridges. It is also about providing people with the power, clean water, communications, and mobility that they need. With the world population expected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, purposeful, smartly, and sustainably designed infrastructure will become critical to expanding society’s access to public goods and innovations that advance individual and community capacity, well-being, national economic growth, and overall prosperity.


Responsible for the coordinating the review, pre-construction approval and performance surveillance of ) contractors’ environmental management plans. Provides technical oversight of the project’s environmental compliance activities through identification and integration of applicable environmental requirements into project designs, environmental and construction plans, schedules, reports and all other field execution activities. Works directly with other project-level functional leads (e.g., engineering, construction, contracts, procurement, project controls, document control) to assist them in integrating and/or addressing the applicable environmental requirements in their work products and activities. Coordinates with the global business unit Environmental Services Manager regarding significant project environmental issues and environmental services (ES) support needs. Reports operationally to the Project Environmental & Sustainability Manager. Functionally reports to the global business unit Environmental Services Manager.

Other responsibilities include: implementing processes for monitoring, auditing and reporting compliance responsibilities; implementing processes for monitoring, and reporting on the Contractor’s environmental performance with respect to the contractor’s construction environmental management plan (CEMP) and sub-plans and the Environmental Documents among other requirements.


A. Supervision Received

  • Receives technical and administrative supervision and work assignments from the Environmental & Sustainability Manager, Project Manager, Construction Manager and Delivery Managers.

B. Supervision Exercised

  • Provides technical oversight and advice to other functions on environmental requirements.

  • Will be responsible to contribute to capacity building among the Delivery teams, including how to identify and manage environmental aspects of an infrastructure project in accordance best practice standards.

C. Contacts

  • Maintains relationships with project environmental, sustainability and planning teams, project management, construction management and other project-level functional groups (e.g., engineering, subcontracts, procurement, project controls, document control) to help identify and coordinate integration of project-specific environmental requirements into designs, construction plans and schedules and into contractual communications.

  • 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 to solicit assistance and to keep them informed of changing requirements.

  • Maintains contact with contractor, specialist and independent environmental representatives to exchange information on project environmental management issues, permit/regulatory interpretations and to support ongoing project environmental compliance efforts.

  • Maintains contact with external stakeholders as required, including Department of Planning & Environment, NSW Environment Protection Authority and other environmental organizations.


1. Reviews and helps implement the project-level environmental management program.

2. Provides assistance to project and construction management in identifying and complying with project environmental requirements and in addressing environmental issues as they arise during project execution.

3. Responsible for interdisciplinary collaboration and integration of environmental requirements with (Sub)Contracts, Engineering, and Construction personnel.

4. Coordinates with and provides technical assistance to other project-assigned functional leads (e.g., engineering, subcontracts, procurement, project controls, sustainability and stakeholder engagement) with regards to compliance with project-specific environmental requirements.

5. Participates in meetings with client/ customer, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of environmental requirements that may affect project design, schedule, and cost.

6. Provides technical support and assistance directly to construction supervision and subcontractors in planning and executing field activities in accordance with the project environmental requirements.

7. Responsible for reviewing Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) and sub-plans, project specific mitigation plans, engineering designs for compliance with planning and sustainability requirements, technical submissions related to environmental aspects including claims, and monthly reports.

8. Conducts environmental compliance inspections of project construction activities to monitor compliance with environmental requirements including contractual commitments, approvals, and the CEMP.

9. Identify opportunities and influence implementation of methodologies to improve environmental performance, contractor organisations and the wider infrastructure industry.

10. Track environmental and sustainability metrics with capability to identify trends which may trigger both preventative or promotional actioning.

11. Hold a commitment to document control and the management of information commensurate to the high standards required for managing public expenditure.


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

  • Knowledge of environmental sciences/engineering systems, principles, and methodologies.

  • Knowledge of Australian and New South Wales planning and environmental laws/regulations and regulatory/resource agencies’ permitting processes and responsibilities, industry standards for environmental compliance, and best management practices for minimizing potential environmental impacts during project execution.

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

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

  • Environmental and sustainability management experience in construction of major civil infrastructure across multiple sites during design and delivery, including understanding of environmental and sustainability management principles and sound understanding of planning approvals, on infrastructure construction projects

  • Experience in environmental monitoring and compliance inspection during construction.

  • Experience in managing and/or providing technical advice to environmental subcontractors or consultants and establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with construction contractors.

  • Knowledge of hazardous materials and waste management, erosion and sediment control methods, and restoration techniques.

  • Skilled in oral and written communication, including negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of people at different levels both internally and externally.

  • Knowledge of standard computer applications as used by Bechtel, and skilled in data management as part of an Environmental Management System.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in life sciences (e.g., biology, ecology, forestry) or physical sciences (e.g., geology, meteorology), or environmental engineering from an accredited college or university.

  • Prior practical work experience in office settings (e.g., managing environmental programs, budgets and staff) and field environments (e.g., construction execution and/or operating facilities) performing the responsibilities listed above.

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.