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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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    "Great Company to get your foot in construction"

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    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a world class company to work for. If you do the job right and be safe, that in itself could take you far. They really go above and beyond for vets. And overall, they are generous and understanding with employees when it comes with college, or medical issues, family emergencies.

    Cons

    Working in construction they'll be some days where the weather would be bad enough to cancel work.

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Bechtel Photos

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Bechtel Interviews

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    Used Bechtel on line application process. Sent many applications to the only positions opened. Continually checked for updates on new posting. Many positons were either below my salary grade or in locations that were not desirable. Some jobs were already filled and others I was told weeks later that the job have been filled. Follow up is not one of the employers strong points

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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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