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Bechtel Corporation Sustainability Specialist in Houston, Texas

Requisition ID: 276564

  • Relocation Authorized: None

  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework

  • Work Location: Houston, TX

Extraordinary teams building inspiring projects:

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 Vision, Values and Commitments . They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Learn more about our extraordinary teams building inspiring projects in our Impact Report .

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, supports Bechtel’s ESG regulatory reporting and Sustainability programs. Primary responsibilities include supporting design and implementation of the Corporate Sustainability Management System and associated processes and procedures, supporting compliance readiness activities for ESG reporting, monitoring global ESG disclosure obligations, and working with business partners to support Bechtel’s sustainability goals. The successful candidate’s responsibilities include supporting the Projects Sustainability Manager and Corporate Sustainability Manager in the development of sustainable development strategic planning. This includes working cross functionally to coordinate ESG reporting and communications initiatives and other sustainability programs.

The selected candidate must be able to work a hybrid schedule located at either our Reston, VA, or Houston, TX office. There is no relocation authorized for this position. #LI-KL1

Major Responsibilities:

  • Works with the Projects Sustainability Manager to build and implement the Corporate Sustainability Management System, including drafting processes and procedures.

  • Supports compliance readiness activities for ESG reporting, including EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), California’s Climate legislation and other global requirements.

  • Monitors global ESG disclosure obligations, emerging regulation and evolving reporting practices, working with business partners to address gaps.

  • Collaborates with colleagues cross-functionally to integrate ESG information across reporting systems and into disclosure documents.

  • Develops business case studies and cost/benefit analysis of sustainability initiatives such as GHG reductions, energy conservation, and social impact at the project level.

  • Develop presentations and workshop materials to facilitate leadership and staff workshops for various internal clients and project deliverables.

  • Supports Sustainability internal communications priorities, including, creating and maintaining an editorial calendar, writing and producing multi-media content, managing approvals and engagement across internal channels.

  • Research and identify external sustainability award and granting opportunities, developing high-quality submissions annually.

  • Works with facility and project managers to identify and implement opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to office and project electricity consumption.

  • Develops guidance to enhance sustainability performance in home offices and projects. Leads and supports training and development programs for sustainability.

  • Anticipates and manages sustainability issues, with particular emphasis on issues that have, or have the potential to, impact Bechtel’s reputation.

  • Interfaces with external organizations as directed by the Projects Sustainability Manager.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Requires bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 5-8 years of relevant experience or 9-12 years of relevant work experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources, creating easy-to-understand original content.

  • Working experience with ESG data collection and validation preferred.

  • Knowledgeable in TCFD, ISSB, and other ESG reporting frameworks.

  • Experience developing plans and implementing processes and procedures.

  • University degree in sustainability, sustainable finance, environmental science or related field and three-to-five years’ experience in sustainability or a related field

  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated experience in supporting regulatory compliance.

  • Understanding of internal control processes, accounting practices and audit and assurance is a plus.

  • Database management, reporting, graphics and presentations, template, and spreadsheet development is a plus.

  • Self-starter who can learn new concepts with minimal support.

  • Skilled at working collaboratively with others in a complex integrated environment.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite of products.

Total Rewards/Benefits

For decades, Bechtel has worked to inspire the next generation of engineers and beyond! Because our teams face some of the world's toughest challenges, we offer robust benefits to ensure our people thrive. Whether it is advancing careers, delivering programs to enhance our culture, or providing time to recharge, Bechtel has the benefits to build a legacy of sustainable growth. Learn more at bechtel.com/total-rewards.

Diverse teams build the extraordinary:

As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.

We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of "One Team," respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.

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.