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Overview

A global leader in engineering, procurement, construction, and project management.

Bechtel (BEHK tl) is the world's No. 1 choice for engineering, construction, and project management.

Our diverse portfolio encompasses energy, transportation, communications, mining, oil and gas, and government services. We currently have projects in dozens of locations worldwide, from Alaska to Australia, from England to Chile. No matter how challenging a project or how remote its location, chances are Bechtel can handle it. That's because we bring to every job an unmatched combination of knowledge, skill, experience, and customer commitment.

We have had record revenues for the past six years, and Engineering News-Record (ENR) has named Bechtel the top U.S. construction contractor for 15 straight years.

Our projects have helped grow local economies and entire regions. Our efforts have improved the quality of life for communities and people around the world. Time and again our work has demonstrated that the only limits on human achievement are those that we place on ourselves.

Privately owned with headquarters in San Francisco, we have offices around the world and more than 53,000 employees. In 2012, we had revenues of US$37.9 billion and new contract awards valued at US$23.9 billion.

What We Do

Founded in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues join with customers, partners, and suppliers on hundreds of diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. Among the work we do, includes:

  • Roads and rail systems
  • Airports and seaports
  • Fossil and nuclear power plants
  • Renewable energy
  • Refineries and petrochemical facilities
  • Mines and smelters
  • Defense, national security science, and aerospace facilities
  • Environmental cleanup projects
  • Communications networks
  • Pipelines
  • Oil and gas field development

What We Value

Integrity: Bechtel’s culture is grounded in integrity and respect. This means working to the highest standards of ethical business culture. Our reputation for adhering to these standards is one of our most valuable assets.

Quality: Bechtel is built upon time-tested values of excellence and integrity. The reliability of our performance and the enduring quality of our projects are evidenced in our quality work for our customers. We never rest and continually strive to improve our performance through Six Sigma and other endeavors.

Safety: At Bechtel, we believe every accident is preventable, and we continue our pursuit of doing our work with zero accidents. No other number is acceptable.

  • Year after year we are among the safest companies in our industry.
  • Some 80 percent of our projects complete each year without a lost-time accident.

What We've Accomplished

Bechtel has been on the forefront of engineering and construction for 116 years. What began as a railroad-grading operation in the Oklahoma Territory has grown into a multinational company with hundreds of projects around the world. Some of our signature projects include: