Bechtel Named #1 US Contractor 19 Years In a Row Overview

Engineering News Record (ENR) ranked Bechtel as the Top US Contractor in 2017 and the Top US Contractor Working Abroad in their annual Top 400 US Contractors list.  

ENR also ranked Bechtel:

  • #1 Petroleum Contractor Petroleum includes refineries, petrochemical plants, offshore facilities, pipelines, etc.
  • #1 Transportation Contractor Transportation includes airports, bridges, roads, canals, locks, dredging, marine facilities, piers, railroads, tunnels, etc.
  • #1 Industrial Contractor Industrial Process includes pulp and paper mills, steel mills, non-ferrous metal refineries, pharmaceutical plants, chemical plants, food and other processing plants, etc.
  • #2 Power Contractor Power includes thermal and hydroelectric power plants, waste-to-energy plants, transmission lines, substations, cogeneration plants, etc.
  • #2 Hazardous Waste Contractor Hazardous Waste includes chemical and nuclear waste treatment, asbestos and lead abatement, etc.
See ENR's complete list.

About Bechtel

Bechtel 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. 

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Safety, quality, ethics and sustainability

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.