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Bechtel Overview

San Francisco, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Bechtel is one of the world’s most respected global engineering, construction, and project management organizations. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth.

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Bechtel – Why Work With Us?

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.

Bechtel is built upon time-tested values of excellence and integrity. This means working to the highest ethical standards and being measured by the enduring quality of our projects. Year after year, we are among the safest companies in our industry.    

We are committed to leaving a legacy of progress by developing local skills for sustained economic opportunity and volunteering our time and talent to the communities where we work. 

Core to Bechtel are our valuesethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenantsintegrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. 

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.

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.

We respect, appreciate, and value differences in individuals, and ensure all individuals are meaningfully integrated into Bechtel’s culture while retaining their unique qualities.

We respect, appreciate, and value differences in individuals, and ensure all individuals are meaningfully integrated into Bechtel’s culture while retaining their unique qualities.

At Bechtel, global diversity refers to the presence of many distinctive individuals in the workplace, marketplace, and community.  We embrace the diversity in gender, race, nationality, culture, ethnicity, thinking styles, life experiences, and all other attributes that make each of us unique.  Today, we have people from 73 countries of origin working on projects worldwide.

To support Diversity and Inclusion, Bechtel has formally structured Business Resource Groups (BRGs) that foster colleagues through development and engagement.  Currently, our BRGs are focused on:

BRGs provide individuals the opportunity to build professional relationships, expand personal networks, develop leadership skills, and feel a sense of belonging.  These groups also help Bechtel attract diverse talent, upskill its workforce, and achieve its enterprise priorities.

We are proud of what we do and how we do it.  We are Bechtel.

Bechtel Reviews

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    "Great projects and exciting work"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls Engineer in Reston, VA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 8 years)


    Great opportunity, variety and excitement in the projects we do.


    Re-location to new projects, sometimes long hours,

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Bechtel Photos

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Bechtel photo of: The Building
Bechtel photo of: Big Dig Project
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Bechtel Interviews



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    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Bechtel.


    The first round consisted of a virtual hirevue interview in which you respond to pre-recorded questions. The second round was a phone call with senior managers of the various projects.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time your work did not meet the expectation of others   Answer Question
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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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