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Awards & Rankings

Recent accolades for Bechtel. Thanks—we’re honored to be honored.

 Bechtel Corporation has been named the top U.S. contractor in 2014 by Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading U.S. trade publication for the construction industry. This marks the 16th consecutive year that Bechtel has ranked first. Bechtel has also been ranked first on the following specialized lists:

  • Top 20 Petroleum
  • Top 20 Transportation
  • Top 20 Power
  • Top 20 Industrial
  • Top 50 Contractors Working Abroad
Read the press release.

Engineering & Construction

Global Best Projects Award
Engineering News-Record
May 2013
Bechtel and its partner Enka have won an ENR Global Best Projects Award for the Kosovo Motorway project. The project took the top honor in the roads and highways category.The awards recognize projects for their safe and innovative solutions to design and building challenges, international teamwork, contribution to industry and the community, as well as quality of design and construction work. Read the announcement.

Program Management Award
International Road Federation
October 2012
The Bechtel-Enka Kosovo Motorway project has won the program management award in the International Road Federation’s Global Road Achievement Awards 2012. The awards recognize best practices from leading road and highway projects around the world. They are designed to provide a road map for others to follow in continuously improving and advancing road development worldwide. Read the press release.

PrograPrograConstruction Project of the Year
Platts Global Energy Awards
December 2010
The W. H. Sammis Air Quality Control Project, for which Bechtel provided engineering, procurement, construction and startup services, was named Construction Project of the Year at the 2010 Platts Global Energy Awards. Read the announcement.

Rigging Job of the Year
Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association
July 2009
Bechtel recognized for outstanding performance in installing water-feed pumps at the Elm Road Generating Station in Wisconsin in the under $150,000 category.

Silver Jubilee Cup
Royal Town Planning Institute
February 2009
British Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Communities and Local Government awarded Channel Tunnel Rail Link: High Speed 1 the top prize in planning. Bechtel was a member of the consortium responsible for design and project and construction management of HS1. Read the Royal Town Planning Institute article and learn more about Bechtel’s role in the HS1 project.

Management & Operations

Small Business Achievement
U.S. Department of Energy
April 2010
Bechtel BWXT Idaho received the U.S. Department of Energy's 2009 Management and Operations Small Business Achievement of the Year Award. The award recognizes contractors for procuring goods and services from small businesses and for having polices and programs that promote use of small businesses. In fiscal year 2009, more than 80 percent of Bechtel BWXT Idaho's available dollars for subcontracting opportunities went to small businesses.

People & Employment

Tri-Cities Engineer of the Year
Tri-Cities Engineers Week Coalition and Washington State University Tri-Cities
March 2013
Bechtel engineer John Olson, a deputy technical manager at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP), has been named Tri-Cities Engineer of the Year. Olson was recognized for his significant technical contributions to engineering the facility and his active involvement in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers at the local and national levels. Read more ...

Best Diversity Company
Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology
June 2012
The readers of tthe magazine chose Bechtel as one of the best diversity companies for the fourth consecutive year. Readers were asked to identify the organizations that they believe do the best work in diversity, which includes support of minorities and women and commitment to supplier diversity.

Top Minority Employer
Minority Engineer 
February 2012
For the eigth consecutive year, Bechtel earned a spot the Top 50 Employers List, chosen by the readers of the magazine.The list is based on results of a survey that asked readers for which companies would they most prefer to work or believe are progressive in hiring minority engineers. Read the press release.

Best Companies to Work For
Great Place to Work® Institute
November 2011
Bechtel has been named one of the “35 Best Companies to Work For” in Chile by the Great Place to Work® Institute and Revista Capital magazine. This is the first year the company participated in the process to be considered for the list and is the only engineering and construction company to make the list. The company ranked 34th and is one of nearly 200 companies that participated in the list process.

Emerging Leaders Award
Society of Women Engineers
October 2012
Bechtel engineer Colleen Layman received the 2011 Emerging Leaders Award in Manufacturing and Construction. The Emerging Leaders Awards recognize women engineers for their technical excellence and serving as a role model in the industry. Read the press release.

Best Diversity Company
Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology
June 2011
For the third consecutive year, readers recognized Bechtel as a Best Diversity Company. The recognition is awarded to corporations, government agencies, and other organizations in the United States that readers vote as doing the best work in diversity, which includes support of minorities and women, and commitment to supplier diversity. Read the press release.

World-Generation Class of 2011
World-Generation magazine
April 2011
Alasdair Cathcart, president of Bechtel's Power business unit, was selected as a member of World-Generation magazine's Class of 2011 for his work in the field. Read the article.

Lifetime Achievement Award, Construction
American Society of Civil Engineers
March 2010
Former Bechtel executive Ed Richardson was recognized for his lifetime engineering innovation and excellence with the American Society of Civil Engineers' Outstanding Projects and Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award in construction. Read the announcement.

Large Employer of the Year
UK National Apprenticeship Service
August 2009
Tube Lines has been named Large Employer of the Year in the 2009 Apprenticeships Award competition run by the UK National Apprenticeship Service. The Awards recognize achievements of employers and apprentices in developing skills critical for the future of the country’s economy. Read the announcement.

Best Diversity Company
Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology
July 2009
Bechtel named one of the best diversity companies by the readers of Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology magazine and its Web site visitors. Read more.

U.S. National Academy of Engineering
February 2009
Bechtel’s Amos Avidan elected a member for his outstanding contributions to engineering. Read the NAE press release.

CIO Hall of Fame
CIO Magazine
November 2008
Bechtel Chief Information Officer Geir Ramleth inducted for his leadership of Project Services Network development at Bechtel. Read more.

Outstanding Transportation Coordinator
Valley Metro
November 2008
Bechtel employee Darlene Stogner recognized in Phoenix, Arizona, by the region's public transportation and rideshare agency for her work to improve air quality. Read the article in the Phoenix Business Journal.

Professional Engineer of the Year
Engineers Australia
July 2008
Kevin Baillie of Bechtel’s Mining & Metals business unit honored by this organization of professional engineers. Read the article in the Observer.

Inspirational Leader Award
Atkins Inspire
July 2008
Bechtel’s Ailie MacAdam awarded for her work on High Speed 1, the UK’s first high-speed rail line. MacAdam was project director on the renovation of London’s St. Pancras train station. See the Atkins Inspire award page.


Voluntary Protection Program Star of Excellence
U.S. Department of Energy
November 2012
The Savannah River Remediation (SRR) has received the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star of Excellence award. The honor recognizes SRR for its programs to ensure the health and safety of workers at DOE’s Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina. Bechtel is part of SRR, the liquid waste contractor responsible for the remediation of radioactive waste at the former nuclear weapons production facility.

Bechtel Project Recognized for Safety Performance
Mutual de Seguridad
May 2012
An independent safety and health organization regulated by Chilean Workers Compensation Law, has recognized Bechtel Chile Ltd. for its performance on the Los Bronces Development project. It named Los Bronces the country’s safest major mining project over the last 10 years. Read more ...

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
March 2012
The Waste Treatment Plant received a 2012 Safe-in-Sound award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Hearing Conservation Association.This is the first construction project to ever receive the award, which honors companies that have demonstrated dedication to hearing loss prevention through workplace programs and practices.

Voluntary Protection Program Star
U.S. Department of Energy
July 2010
The Waste Treatment Plant project construction site in Hanford, Washington, has earned Star Status—the highest recognition in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Voluntary Protection Program. The program promotes safety and health excellence through cooperative efforts among labor, management, and government at DOE contractor sites.

Safety Leadership Award
Construction Owners Association of Alberta, Canada
June 2009
Bechtel recognized for its work on the Shell Scotford Upgrader Expansion project in Fort Saskatchewan. The award honors leadership in the development, innovation, and implementation of safety practices that result in significant improvement in safety performance.

Star Status
U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program
February 2009
Bechtel’s Pueblo Chemical Depot chemical weapons elimination project in Colorado received the highest level of recognition from the program. Read article in the The Pueblo Chieftain.

Sustainable Development

Environmentally Friendly Purchasing Practice
Office Depot Green Award
November 2011
Bechtel Corporation received an Leadership in Greener Purchasing Award, recognizing the company’s efforts to incorporate sustainability into its procurement practices. Office Depot presents the award to customers who purchase greener products, which it believes is indicative of a company’s broader environmental program. Read more ...

Pollution Prevention Awards (P2)
U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration
February 2010
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which is managed and operated by a team led by Bechtel and the University of California, received two Pollution Prevention Awards from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. The awards are given based on a competition among NNSA facilities and acknowledge pollution prevention, recycling, and affirmative procurement accomplishments. Read the press release.

Award of Excellence in Sustainable Development
May 2009
Bechtel’s work with the Iron Ore Company of Canada on the Tailings Management project helped IOC achieve the award, which honors progress toward sustainable solutions in the Canadian minerals industry. Read the press release.

Technical Excellence

R&D 100 Awards
R&D Magazine
July 2013
Researchers from three National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sites managed and operated by Bechtel partnerships have received nine 2013 R&D 100 Awards. Known as the “Oscars of Innovation,” the R&D 100 Awards are given by R&D Magazine to recognize the top 100 technology products of the year. Read more in the announcement.

R&D 100 Awards
R&D Magazine
July 2012
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, and the Y-12 National Security Complex received a total of eight awards. Read the press release.

Superior Technical Achievement Recognition
May 2011
FIATECH, an industry consortium that promotes the use of emerging automated technologies on capital construction projects, presented its Superior Technical Achievement Recognition (STAR) award to Bechtel, for its broad engagement and hands-on involvement in the organization. The STAR awards have previously recognized only individuals, making this the first time that a company has been so honored. Bechtel has been a member of FIATECH since 2001.

R&D 100 Awards
R&D Magazine
July 2010
Six teams of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, five from Los Alamos National Laboratory, and one from the Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex were among the recipients of this year’s R&D 100 Awards. Read the press release.

R&D 100 Awards
R&D Magazine
August 2009
Teams at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory were among the winners of the 47th annual R&D 100 Awards. Read the press release.