Heavy Equipment Operator at GHD in Houston, Texas

Posted in Other 8 days ago.





Job Description:

Job Description



Join a global professional services leader. We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization.

GHD's Construction group has several openings for Equipment Operators to operate various types of heavy equipment (i.e. tracked excavator, dozer, wheel loader, etc.) associated with dirt work construction. As Equipment Operator you must demonstrate safe operation of assigned equipment based on changing operating conditions.


Travel expectations: Projects are located throughout the U.S. Travel is on a rotational basis: 3 weeks onsite, home for a weekend and then back onsite for another 3 weeks. Travel, mobilization, hotel and per diem costs are paid by GHD.


Expected hours of work: This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work may vary based on project timelines and workload.


Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Read and interpret site-specific Safety Plan at each site (could be amended daily)
  • Read and interpret equipment operator's manuals and rigging load charts (most equipment is rented, so the operator must learn new limitations for each piece of equipment)
  • Read MSDSs or SDSs that accompany all new and existing chemicals brought to or used at the hazardous waste site
  • Work in areas of uneven terrain
  • May assist in the training of new or less skilled Equipment Operators
  • Perform other duties as assigned

For success in this position, you will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Minimum two years' experience in the construction field
  • Extensive knowledge of heavy equipment operating principles with proven understanding of hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations
  • Must be physically able to perform job tasks and wear and work in various types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Experience with behavior-based safety programs
  • Experience working with environmental contamination in soils
  • Ability to demonstrate common sense understanding and carrying out detailed written and oral instruction
  • Current 40-HR HAZWOPER Training
  • Heavy Equipment Operator Certification
  • Must be able to pass a background screen
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Excellent customer relations skills and strong work ethic

If you are passionate about pursuing this position, please submit your resume and cover letter via the link below.


As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

This position does not provide visa sponsorship.

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About Us



Take on some of the world's toughest challenges - with GHD supporting you every step of the way.
We'll give you control over your career, empower you to find innovative solutions and help you create a lasting impact.

See where your commitment could take you with GHD.

Our Pledge to You
At GHD, we don't just believe in the power of commitment, we live and breathe it every day.

That's why we pledge to empower our people to make a positive impact. Combining our deep technical expertise with the capabilities of our clients and partners, we respond to some of the most complex challenges facing our planet today.

See where your commitment could take you.
That's the #PowerOfCommitment

Who we are
GHD is a global professional services company that leads through engineering, architecture, and construction expertise. We are an employee-owned company with over 11,000 diverse and skilled individuals, across more than 200 offices spanning five continents.
The Power of Commitment is our brand promise. It's what makes us different. We are bound to our stated vision and determination to address humanity's most urgent needs: to make water, energy and urbanisation sustainable for generations to come.
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