Our partners

As part of our commitment to offering colleagues a diverse, inclusive culture in which to thrive, Bechtel understands the importance of engaging and collaborating with external organizations focused on the development of individuals from underrepresented groups in STEM fields. We have strategically aligned with several partners whose missions are consistent with our Vision, Values & Covenants, and leveraging the experience they offer will ensure Bechtel has a strong pipeline of talent equipped to build our company for the long term.​


Catalyst​ is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, Catalyst drives change with pioneering research, practical tools, and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership—because progress for women is progress for everyone.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

NACME​ partners with like-minded entities to provide scholarships, resources, and opportunities for high-achieving, underrepresented minority college students pursuing careers in engineering and computer science. Its mission is to enrich society with an American workforce that champions diversity in STEM by increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in engineering and computer science.​

National Society of Black Engineers

With more than 500 chapters and nearly 16,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, NSBE​ is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the U.S. Founded in 1975, NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.​

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers​ 

SHPE​ was founded in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. Today, SHPE‘s mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.​

Society of Women Engineers

For more than six decades, SWE​ has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. SWE’s mission is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, to expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving quality of life, and to demonstrate the value of diversity.​

U.S. Women in Nuclear

U.S. WIN​ is a premier inclusive network of over 8,000 women and men who work in nuclear- and radiation-related fields around the country. Its strategic objectives are to support an environment in nuclear energy in which women and men are able to succeed, to provide a network through which women in these fields can further their professional development, and to inform the public about nuclear energy and nuclear technologies.​

Women in Science and Engineering

WISE​ enables and energises people in business, industry, and education to increase the participation, contribution, and success of women in STEM. WISE members inspire girls to choose math, physics, and computing, and helps its partners attract, retain, develop, and progress female talent in their organisations. Its mission is gender balance in STEM, from the classroom to the boardroom.​

50K Coalition​ 

AISES, NSBE, SHPE and SWE​—the preeminent diversity engineering organizations (collectively serving more than 85,000 members)—have formed a coalition focused on a bold national goal: to produce 50,000 diverse engineering graduates annually by 2025. Our expertise and more than 188 years of collective experience perfectly position us to tackle this goal. Moreover, our partnership with the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) will broaden our reach across the entire engineering community.​