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Bechtel Overview

San Francisco, CA
10000+ employees
1898
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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.

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Bechtel – Why Work For Us?


Our vision

Be the world’s premier engineering, construction, and project management organization by achieving extraordinary results for our customers, building satisfying careers for our people, and earning a fair return on the value we deliver.

Our Values

Ethics 

We are uncompromising in our integrity, honesty, and fairness.

Safety & Health 

We are relentless in keeping people safe from harm, and we provide a healthy work environment.

Quality

We are passionate about excellence and doing our work right the first time. Our reputation depends on our delivered value in the eyes of every customer and community.

People

We inspire each other with important work full of purpose, challenging development opportunities, and rewarding careers. We aspire to be the employer of choice in our industry. 

Culture 

We actively build a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment where all views are welcomed, openness is encouraged, and teamwork and merit are cornerstones. We are proud of what we do and how we do it—and we enjoy doing it!

Relationships

We build positive, long-term relationships with our customers, joint-venture partners, subcontractors, suppliers, and colleagues that are built on trust, respect, and collaboration.

Innovation

We develop and apply world-class technology. We listen, learn, and seek out the best ideas. We attack complacency and continually improve.

Sustainability

We improve the quality of life in communities where we work by respecting local cultures, engaging local people, and protecting the environment.

Our Covenants

Wherever we go and whatever we do, we:

Demonstrate Integrity

Exercise the highest level of professional and ethical behavior.

Are Respectful

Treat people with respect and dignity. Listen actively. Communicate in a timely and forthright manner. Never undermine colleagues.

Collaborate

Ask for and welcome help; offer and give it freely. Mutually resolve ambiguity and conflict.

Build Trust

Make commitments responsibly and always keep our word. Be candid while building shared understanding.

Deliver 

Set high aspirations, plan responsibly, and honor all commitments.

Learn It, Do It, Share It. 

Be curious. Seek, share, and build upon experiences and lessons learned.

Live Our Culture 

Embrace, embody, and actively contribute to our Vision, Values & Covenants. Nurture a proud legacy.

About BechtelBechtel 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. 

Bechtel at a glance

What is it like to be a Bechtel colleague? Bechtel is committed to creating a positive experience for every Bechtel colleague by supporting a culture that builds and engages diversity, and that is driven by our Vision, Values & Covenants.

Our visionWe aim to be the world’s premier engineering, construction, and project management organization by achieving extraordinary results for our customers, building satisfying careers for our people, and earning a fair return on the value we deliver. Learn more about Bechtel and our history.

We inspire each other with important work full of purpose, challenging development opportunities, and rewarding careers, and aspire to be the employer of choice in our industry.

Take a look around at the culture, benefits, and opportunities Bechtel offers our colleagues and families. Just imagine your life@Bechtel.

 
 

You’ll find Bechtel employees in more than 40 countries, representing approximately 100 nationalities and speaking more than 80 different languages. We’re proud of this diversity and it’s one of our key strengths and means to leading our industry. 

At Bechtel, diversity means respecting individuals and valuing the talents that make each of us unique. We also know that diversity requires an inclusive culture that enables each of us to thrive. 

We are committed to providing training, sponsorship, mentorship, and policies that foster an inclusive environment in which our global colleagues can thrive.

Our Vision, Values and Covenants state: We actively build a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment where all views are welcomed, openness is encouraged, and teamwork and merit are cornerstones.

Employee engagement

To support diversity and inclusion, Bechtel has a formally structured employee resource groups that fosters colleagues through development and engagement. Currently, our global employee resource groups focused on:

  • The next generation of Bechtel leadership
  • Armed service members and veterans
  • Women at Bechtel 


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    Pros

    Bechtel is a company with incredibly hardworking diverse and intelligent people. The projects are challenging and opportunities are ever present for any individual who wishes to step up and make the commitment. There is nothing that this team of people can't solve or execute

    Cons

    As an engineering construction company, the work is not in one place. You must move where the project is being built. This can be tough on family and work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the company history and tradition, 120 years of success says alot. Diversified projects and services they can't all be Mega Projects or P3's. Some "curb and gutter work" can lead to new long lasting relationships and business opportunities.

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Bechtel Photos

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Bechtel Interviews

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    Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
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    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Bechtel (Frederick, MD) in September 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online for 1 of 3 Designer intern positions, each a different discipline. I was bought in for an interview which consisted of a supervisor from the electrical department, plant design department and HR department. I was then asked a handful of simple question about my high school CAD and Architecture experience, and also some basic questions about the company to see what I knew.

    After the interview I was called about 3-4 months later and told I got the intern position, I started a few weeks afterwards.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about the company   1 Answer
    • How much CAD experience do you have   1 Answer
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Bechtel Awards & Accolades

  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
  • Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
  • Top Master's Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008
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