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Bechtel and Saudi Arabia’s Prince Sultan University Launch Early Career Development Program

  • 21 December 2023
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia

Bechtel, a leading engineering, procurement, construction, and project management company, announced a partnership with Prince Sultan University (PSU) in Riyadh to create a new joint Early Career Program that will provide internships and vocational training to PSU students and graduates.

Prince Sultan University and Bechtel representatives at the signing ceremony

The program will help develop the next generation of Saudi engineers and construction professionals at a time when Saudi Arabia is building several giga-scale infrastructure projects in line with Vision 2030. 

“Bechtel’s partnership with PSU underpins our shared commitment to investing in the development of future engineers and construction professionals,” said Abdul-Rahman Al-Ghabban, Saudi Arabia Bechtel Company president, and Middle East region manager. “The success of this next generation is essential; together, this group will drive continued innovation and growth across the industry and our country.”

“Bechtel and PSU graduates will collaboratively participate in PSU-organized technical training programs,” said Dr. Abdulahakim Almajid, dean of the College of Engineering, Prince Sultan University. “In addition, PSU will provide Bechtel professionals with opportunities to guest lecture and lead programs at the university.” 

The Early Career Program will be open to current and recently graduated students from PSU’s Construction Management and Civil and Environmental Engineering cohorts. Through the program, Bechtel will match students with relevant departments helping guide their continuing education in the industry. Graduates will gain experience across a range of skills, including project controls, engineering, construction, and fieldwork.  

This year, Bechtel celebrates 80 years working in Saudi Arabia. Bechtel has delivered over 300 projects in the region, including some of the most ambitious projects in the world. Current giga projects where Bechtel is applying its 125 years of global expertise include NEOM, Trojena, Jubail, Riyadh Metro, and New Murabba. 

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