Bechtel Selected As An Outstanding U.S. Navy Reserve Employer for 2016

05 July 2016 RESTON, Virginia

Chief of Navy Reserve honors company’s commitment to reservist employees

Global engineering and construction leader Bechtel has been recognized as one of the U.S. Navy Reserve’s “Outstanding Navy Reserve Employers” for 2016. 

The recognition is awarded to companies that demonstrate significant support of their reservist employees and maintain an environment that helps Citizen Sailors meet their service commitments. Each year, employers are selected to receive the award based on nominations submitted from the reservists they employ. 

“Veterans and reservists bring tremendous skills and experience to our workforce,” said Jim Haynes, Bechtel’s manager of human resources and veteran of the United States Marine Corps. “We’re proud to support their ongoing service.” 

Bechtel has a long history of supporting service members and veterans around the world. In 2015, more than 8 percent of Bechtel’s new hires in the U.S. were veterans or active service members. 

Navy reservist and Assistant Chief Engineer Allen Kunkle nominated Bechtel, recounting his past experiences and the ongoing flexibility that allows him to serve.

“During my deployment in 2009 and 2010, my supervisors reached out to my family to make sure their needs were met,” said Kunkle. “They also extended company benefits during the entire combat deployment. This helped me focus on the mission and my sailors, knowing that my family was taken care of.”

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Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.  

Bechtel serves the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. www.bechtel.com

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