Our more than 50,000 Bechtel colleagues come from 40 countries and speak some 80 languages. We share a professional culture that embraces, embodies, and actively contributes to our Vision, Values & Covenants, while building a legacy in which each of us takes pride.

Bechtel’s people are the core of our organization, and their talent is the source of our competitive differentiation. We execute every project and deliverable through our colleagues’ expertise, ideas, commitment, and resiliency. We have the best and brightest technical specialists in the world whose deep competence in highly specialized engineering, procurement, and construction skills enables us to confidently design and deliver what others cannot.

While committed to our work, our people are equally dedicated to living our Vision, Values & Covenants, supporting colleagues, our customers, and our communities.




Many Bechtel colleagues around the globe serve or have served in the armed forces. They are a great source of talent for our organization. Former service members thrive at Bechtel, with its similar focus on critical, time-sensitive missions and challenges. To support them, Bechtel launched a new resource group for service members, veterans, reservists, and family and friends of the military, called BSERV.

BSERV’s vision is to strengthen Bechtel by executing strategies and developing connections that integrate the experiences, values, and knowledge these colleagues have acquired in their service careers with our company culture.

Women in Leadership

We held a first-ever virtual Women’s Leadership Conference open to all Bechtel colleagues featuring senior leaders and panelists from some of the world’s most respected organizations, including General Electric, Transurban, and the National Football League. With the innovative new format, the confirmed attendance numbers were four times our average attendance from previous years and growing daily as colleagues access the on-demand site.

First Robotics

Eleven high school teams sponsored by Bechtel competed in the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship, among more than 550 teams that qualified. The competition is considered the preeminent celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

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Diversity and Inclusion

Our Vision, Values & Covenants guide us to ensure a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment where all views are welcomed and openness is encouraged. Diversity makes us stronger. Together, with the most diverse input and constructive challenge to find the best ideas, we can achieve the extraordinary. In 2016, we reinforced our focus on building inclusion and strengthening diversity within our organization. We developed a company-wide diversity and inclusion strategy. We designed and completed learning experiences to bring awareness to and counteract unconscious bias, starting with the most senior leadership of our company. We better equipped ourselves for the journey we have started to become a more diverse and inclusive company.

Bechtel Signature Stewardship Program partners

At Bechtel, designing and building for the future is what we do every day, and community engagement is a critical component. Bechtel partners with four global organizations to promote education and to use engineering and construction skills to improve the quality of life in communities where we live and work.

  • DiscoverE: Sustains and grows the engineering profession through volunteering, education, and outreach to students
  • Engineers Without Borders: Supports community-driven sustainable design and development programs around the world
  • FIRST®: Inspires people to be leaders through mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills
  • Junior Achievement®: Educates K-12 students about workforce readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship


Bechtel colleagues actively volunteer in communities where the company has offices and projects, often working side by side with customers, project partners, local organizations, and government entities.

Some ways Bechtel and our colleagues aided communities around the world in 2016 are:

  • Bechtel Group Foundation responded to the devastating floods in the Texas Gulf Coast with a contribution to the American Red Cross as well as a company matching funds donated by Bechtel colleagues.
  • Bechtel Group Foundation provided a contribution to Syrian refugees via the International Rescue Committee, a U.S.-based nonprofit with more than 80 years of experience in addressing the unique needs of refugees. The group is the only relief organization working simultaneously in Syria and its neighboring countries, as well as in the European Union and the United States.
  • Volunteers from Bechtel’s Engineers Without Borders-U.K. chapter partnered with Arup to help a Rwandan village build a footbridge for safe, year-round access to schools, markets, and health care facilities. The work was done through the U.S. nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity.
  • Colleagues at Bechtel offices in California, Tennessee, and Virginia donated time and money to support local food banks, schools, and community activities. Bechtel colleagues also provided funds, supplies, and holiday presents to female domestic abuse victims.
  • Volunteers from Bechtel’s Reston office worked with high school seniors for an Ethics Day training program hosted by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.

In 2016, Bechtel stewardship impacted more than 100,000 people around the world.

Engineers Without Borders:

10 communities worldwide were aided by volunteer projects


Engaged in 10 countries and provided support to more than 70 teams


55 countries joined the Bechtel-sponsored Global Marathon

Junior Achievement®:

603 classes reached in 251 schools around the world; 17,314 students impacted directly by Bechtel contributions; 13 different countries had students involved in programs