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    Bechtel Wins Prestigious U.K. Employer Award for Diversity

    Bechtel has won one of the top diversity awards in the U.K. The company was presented with the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Employer Award by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, at a ceremony in London, fending off stiff competition. The award recognizes Bechtel’s systematic approach to tackling diversity and inclusion on multiple levels within its organization.

    Bechtel Receives AWS Excellence in Welding Award for 2015

    Bechtel received an Excellence in Welding award from the American Welding Society (AWS) at a ceremony in Chicago. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have shown exemplary dedication to promoting the image of welding in their communities. 

    Bechtel Named “Military Friendly Employer” for Third Straight Year

    Bechtel announced that the company has for the third straight year been named a Military Friendly Employer® by the publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. The designation is given to companies that demonstrate a commitment to hiring, training, and retaining current and former military personnel.  

    Bechtel Wins Three Chief Learning Officer Awards

    Bechtel announced that one of its in-house leadership and development programs was awarded three prestigious Learning In Practice Awards by Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine. The CLO awards recognize companies that demonstrate the highest excellence in designing and delivering employee development programs. 

    Bechtel is Top-Ranked U.S. Contractor for 17th Consecutive Year

    Bechtel once again has been named the top U.S. contractor by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading publication for the engineering and construction industry. This marks the 16th consecutive year that Bechtel has ranked first on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list.

    Forbes Names Bechtel One of America's Top Employers for 2015

    Bechtel was named one of "America's Best Employers for 2015"  by Forbes magazine. The rankings are derived from an independent survey of more than 20,000 employees across the United States who would recommend their employer or any other employers in their industry to potential employees.

    Bechtel Principal Counsel Honored with Women of Achievement Award

    Bechtel’s principal counsel, corporate secretary and manager of the corporate legal team, Mary Quazzo, has been honored with a 2015 Women of Achievement award by Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund (USA). Legal Momentum leads action for the legal rights of women through education and advocacy. The award recognizes women who have achieved distinction in the legal, business, and public services professions. 

    Bechtel-Affiliated Projects Recognized for Highest Levels of Safety Excellence

    Bechtel-affiliated teams at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant project in Kentucky and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico were recently recognized for excellence in safety with Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status—the highest honor for worksite-based safety and health systems.

    Bechtel-affiliated Sites Honored for Sustainability Excellence

    Bechtel announced that four national security sites the company manages and operates with industry and university teammates have earned a total of 12 U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration Sustainability Awards for 2014. These awards acknowledge superior performance in sustainability by improving the management of water, energy, vehicle fleet, pollution, waste, and greenhouse gases. 

    Bechtel’s Chief Ethics Officer Honored

    Bechtel’s chief ethics and compliance officer Nancy Higgins is being honored with the 2014 Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics.

    Bechtel Named Military Friendly Employer 2014

    Bechtel announced that the company has once again earned the Military Friendly Employer® title conferred by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. The title is awarded to companies that demonstrate a commitment to transitioning military personnel, veterans, U.S. National Guard members, and military reservists through hiring and training programs as well as company policies.

    Bechtel Wins Australian National Safety Award

    Bechtel has been recognized for its commitment to safety on the GLNG plant project with a National Safety Award of Excellence from the National Safety Council of Australia.

    2014 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award

    Bechtel received the prestigious 2014 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Security Service. The award honors government contractors that have maintained the highest standards for overseeing the protection of the nation’s classified assets in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program. 

    ENR Top Contractor for the 16th Consecutive Year

    For the 16th consecutive year, Bechtel was named the top U.S. contractor in 2014 by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading U.S. trade publication for the construction industry. We were also ranked first on the following specialized lists:

    • Top 20 Petroleum
    • Top 20 Transportation
    • Top 20 Power
    • Top 20 Industrial
    • Top 50 Contractors Working Abroad

    Voluntary Protection Program Star

    Bechtel has once again earned the highest recognition for excellence in safety from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Voluntary Protection Program for the company’s work at the Waste Treatment Plant project on the historic Hanford Site in Washington state. This marks the second time the project has achieved Star status in the program, which recognizes contractors and employees who demonstrate outstanding achievement in safety and health—above and beyond U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards. In particular, the program focuses on grassroots, employee-led safety programs as well as manager involvement and follow-through. 

    Best RFID Implementation Award

    RFID Journal has recognized Bechtel with its Best RFID Implementation Award for the company’s groundbreaking use of the tagging technology. Bechtel is using thousands of active radio frequency identification tags to manage construction materials for the three liquefied natural gas projects the company is building on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia.