Bechtel to consolidate global headquarters in Fairfax County, add 150 jobs to major presence

Alan Fogg, afogg@fceda.org, 703-790-0600 (office) or 571-213-5065 (mobile); Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel, cwheeles@bechtel.com, 571-392-3891

Large engineering and construction firm has maintained operational headquarters here since 2011

Friday, June 8, 2018

Fairfax County, Virginia -- Bechtel, one of the world’s largest and most respected engineering, construction, and project management companies, will consolidate its global headquarters in Fairfax County. The company will move corporate positions from Houston and San Francisco to the Reston community by the end of 2018.

Bechtel has maintained its operational headquarters in Reston since 2011, but the company has maintained its corporate headquarters in San Francisco almost since its founding in 1898. The consolidation will add about 150 jobs to the company’s presence in Reston.

"For more than a decade, Bechtel’s corporate leadership has been distributed across Houston, Reston, and San Francisco,” said Jack Futcher, Bechtel’s chief operating officer. “Consolidating the corporate leadership and operations in Reston will enable the company to thrive in the current fast-paced business environment – one that demands faster and seamless decision-making, integration, and collaboration.”

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) has worked with the company as it has located and expanded operations in the county. “This is the third time that the EDA has had the privilege of working with Bechtel as it has expanded its presence here,” said Gerald L. Gordon, president and CEO of the FCEDA. “I am delighted to see that the company can take advantage of the kinds of business and quality-of-life assets that Fairfax County has developed for corporate headquarters and employees. It is also a tremendous corporate citizen, so the community will benefit tremendously as the company continues to expand its presence here.”

Since 1898, Bechtel has completed more than 25,000 projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. The company operates through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals.

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund one of the nation’s most prestigious school systems and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled and well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.