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  Bechtel Careers
Bechtel is one of the world’s leading engineering, and construction and project management companies.
Bechtel continues to challenge conventional industry boundaries, delivering some of the most complex projects in the world.
With Bechtel's reputation for tackling projects that others say cannot be done, you would struggle to find a better environment in which to showcase your talents.
www.bechtel.co.uk   (205 words)

  Bechtel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bechtel's size, its political clout, and its penchant for privacy have made it a perennial target for journalists and politicians since the 1930s.
Bechtel sought a preliminary injunction to block the release of the documents, but the superior court judge in the case denied Bechtel's request on April 11, 2003, opening the way for public release of the documents.
Riley P. Bechtel is the CEO of Bechtel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bechtel   (3176 words)

 Jim Bechtel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bechtel made the final table of the $10,000 WSOP main event in 1988, finishing 6th for $49,000.
Bechtel took home the top prize of $1,000,000 and his only WSOP bracelet, becoming the first amateur player to win the WSOP main event since Hal Fowler in 1979.
Bechtel was also one of the players to make the final table of the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event of the 2006 World Series of Poker, where he earned $549,120 for his 4th place finish.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jim_Bechtel   (329 words)

 Bechtel And Blood For Water:
Bechtel is suing Bolivians and the Bolivian government, is harassing and threatening activists of La Coordinadora.
Bechtel enterprises, a privately held firm, is the world's largest construction company, having been involved heavily in the US's construction boom in the post WWII period.
Bechtel is involved in over 200 water and wastewater treatment plants around the world, in large part through its subsidiaries and joint ventures such as International Water (which is partnership of Bechtel, Edison of Italy, and United Utilities in the UK).
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article3343.htm   (1737 words)

 Boston Globe Online / City & Region / Easy Pass
Bechtel had failed to depict the 19,600-seat arena in its preliminary designs, which were completed in October 1994, and instead showed an obstacle-free area for contractors to lay utility lines.
Bechtel was "like the fox guarding the chicken coop," said C. William Ibbs, a construction management professor at the University of California at Berkeley and a frequent consultant to both the Big Dig and Bechtel.
Bechtel officials, in interviews with the inspectors, blamed state-mandated caps on their staffing levels, which they said hampered their ability to observe all steel being installed on the project.
www.boston.com /globe/metro/packages/bechtel/020903.shtml   (4213 words)

 Dirty Dozen - Bechtel Corporation
Bechtel, which is, paid $150 million a year for the project has conspired with Boston officials to cover billions of dollars in costs from investors and the public.
Bechtel has positioned itself to be at the forefront of nuclear construction since the dawn of the nuclear age.
Bechtel’s close relationship with the CIA helped influence overthrows of several foreign governments perceived as unfriendly to American business goals; and allowed the company to be at the right place at the right time to take advantage of new business opportunities with puppet regimes.
www.reachingcriticalwill.org /corporate/dd/bechtel2.html   (2894 words)

 Hoover, Bechtel, L.L.P.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Bechtel was employed for nine years as a Social Worker for the Province of Alberta, primarily working in the area of Child Welfare.
Bechtel graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate Degree and was admitted to the bar in December of 1991.
Bechtel has experience in all areas of family law and is an experienced trial and appellate attorney as well as being successful in negotiations and case settlement.
www.hoover-bechtel.com /staff_marie.htm   (286 words)

 Bechtel Corporation—USAID’s Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Bechtel's first task was to assess the full extent of damage after three wars, sanctions, looting, and general neglect.
Bechtel's role in the reconstruction program has been to restore connectivity to telephone subscribers in the Baghdad area and to restore the fiber backbone to pre-conflict capability.
Bechtel's Water and Wastewater program is restoring water and sanitation systems in Iraq to ensure a reliable supply of treated water to the general public.
www.bechtel.com /iraq.htm   (727 words)

 In Bed with Bush — The Bechtel Story
Bechtel, like all the rest of the handful of big corporations that effectively rule America, have their roots in the post-WWII economic 'boom' and the hysteria of the 'Red Menace'.
Bechtel and other large corporations have been able to obtain legal title to much of the world's water supply through the process of privatization whereby goods and services previously considered part of the public domain become the exclusive property of a wealthy class of elites.
Bechtel also built Occidental's oil pipelines in Colombia as well as in Libya…[Bechtel] even won loan guarantees for Saddam Hussein's proposed Aqaba pipeline in Iraq which were later scuttled.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article3397.htm   (2285 words)

 Republican-Friendly Bechtel Wins $680m Iraq Contract
Bechtel was offered a contract worth up to $680m (£430m) on Thursday to restore Iraq's water and electricity supply and build roads, schools, sewers and hospitals.
Bechtel has made $1.3m in political donations over the past four years, 60 per cent of it to Republicans, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington campaign watchdog.
The Bechtel contract follows on from the even more controversial choice, made in the opening days of the war, to give management of Iraqi oil fires and oilfield reconstruction to Halliburton, the Texas oil services company where Vice President Dick Cheney was chief executive from 1995 to 2000.
www.commondreams.org /headlines03/0419-04.htm   (686 words)

 US rebuilding leaves detritus - The Boston Globe
Bechtel won the government's largest Iraq reconstruction contract, worth about $1 billion, to repair everything from hospitals to the southern port in Umm Qasr.
Bechtel, which is based in San Francisco, says that many of the problems arise from poor maintenance.
He also pledged that Bechtel would return to repair problems for up to one year if the company believes it is at fault.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2003/12/21/us_rebuilding_leaves_detritus   (876 words)

 Untitled Document
While Bechtel now builds many types of large scale structure, from vast power stations and hospitals to major international airports, and even whole cities (hence their new contract to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure), one of their main specialisation's (along with their incestuous relationship with the oil industry) are highly secret military projects.
One Fremont director, Riley Bechtel, is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Bechtel Group, and is a member of the Bush Administration: he was appointed this year to serve on the President's Export Council.
Not surprisingly Bechtel are also very close to the House of Morgan, that banking dynasty that also arose from the age of the railroads, and now is one of the dominant right wing influences within the East Coast foreign policy establishment.
www.angelfire.com /zine2/DionysianUnderground/bechtel.htm   (2666 words)

 Windfalls of War - The Center for Public Integrity
Bechtel's relationships with policymakers and officeholders dates back to the early part of the Twentieth century when Stephen D. Bechtel partnered with John A. McCone, who went on to become chief of the CIA under President John F. Kennedy and introduced the Bechtels to many influential figures.
Bechtel agreed to settle the case with a consent decree promising it would not honor the boycott, though to this day the company has not built any projects in Israel.
Bechtel was part of a consortium hired by the Bolivian government to privatize the water system in the rural area.
www.publicintegrity.org /wow/bio.aspx?act=pro&ddlC=6   (1529 words)

 Malta Today: Privatisation, the CIA and the ‘evil empire’
Bechtel had stood to profit in all these places, with the CIA and Bechtel allegedly nurturing a reciprocal relationship, with the US government providing privileged information that has proved vital to their operations in so many countries.
Bechtel was cited by the US Environmental Protection Agency for 730 incidents of hazardous materials spills between 1990 and 1997.
Bechtel built the 215 dams and dykes of northern Quebec that destroyed the traditional fishing grounds of the Cree Indians.
www.maltatoday.com.mt /2002/0519/t2.html   (890 words)

 CorpWatch : Bechtel's Water Wars
In November 2001 Bechtel sued the country of Bolivia for $25 million for canceling a contract to run the water system of Cochabamba, the third largest city in the country, after local people took to the streets to protest massive price hikes for water.
Bechtel's legal action against Bolivia is currently being heard by the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an international tribunal housed at the World Bank in Washington DC that holds all of its meetings in secret.
Unfortunately the Bechtel Corporation was handed a powerful victory this February when the ICSID announced that it would not allow the public or media to participate in or even witness the proceedings.
www.corpwatch.org /article.php?id=6670   (1148 words)

 Bechtel Bid Under Scrutiny - CBS News
Bechtel also may have a role in repair and reconstruction of hospitals, schools, selected government ministry buildings, irrigation facilities and transportation links.
The Bechtel Group and its employees have been among the biggest political givers in the general contracting industry, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan Washington-based group that tracks campaign finance.
Audits determined that Bechtel overbilled the state of Massachusetts by $2.4 million by 1992, then underbilled by $1.4 million from 1994 to 1996, on the total $14.6 billion project.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/04/08/politics/main548362.shtml   (908 words)

 Why Bechtel? | August 6 Coalition
Bechtel "connects the dots" for the anti-war, anti-nuke and global justice movements.
Bechtel Fails Reconstruction of Iraq's Schools Bechtel's 'humanitarian' work in Iraq falls short of what is truely needed in their educational system: buildings, teachers, and materials.
Bechtel Planned to Evade Iraq "Genocide" Sanctions in 1988 Bechtel threatened to use non-U.S. suppliers in Iraq as to avoid the economic sanctions on their infrastructure repair work.
www.august6.org /why_bechtel   (1049 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Bechtel is one of the biggest corporate winners of U.S. contracts to rebuild Iraq.
Bechtel has stressed that the schools in question are a small percentage of schools it has fixed, working in extreme conditions that often put its employees' lives at risk.
But Bechtel officials would not attend regular education ministry meetings, or answer her questions, she said.
www.knoxstudio.com /shns/story.cfm?pk=IRAQ-BECHTEL-12-08-03&cat=II   (910 words)

 Bechtel wins Iraq contract - Apr. 17, 2003
"Bechtel is honored to have been asked by USAID to help bring humanitarian assistance, economic recovery and infrastructure reconstruction to the Iraqi people," Tom Hash, President of Bechtel National, Inc., said in a release.
The USAID also said Bechtel should "engage the Iraqi population" and "work to build local capacity." When USAID issued contracts to rebuild Kosovo in the late 1990s, it required that many of the subcontractors be local.
In response, U.S. officials have noted that Bechtel and the other companies involved in the bidding are perfectly suited for the work, having a long history of experience in conducting major construction projects around the world.
money.cnn.com /2003/04/17/news/companies/bechtel/index.htm   (791 words)

 Bechtel pulling out after 3 rough years of rebuilding work
Bechtel Corp. went to Iraq three years ago to help rebuild a nation torn by war.
Bechtel's contracts were part of an enormous U.S. effort to put Iraq back on its feet after decades of wars and sanctions.
Bechtel's first reconstruction contract, awarded shortly after Saddam Hussein's overthrow in April 2003, assured the company that it would have a safe environment for its workers.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/11/01/MNGMIM3RAG1.DTL   (1681 words)

 Bechtel Group, Inc. - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Bechtel is a large construction company and defense contractor with very strong political ties (http://www.corpwatch.org/issues/PID.jsp?articleid=6548) and "a long history of doing business in Iraq, including an unsuccessful pipeline deal that at one point involved a meeting between Donald H. Rumsfeld, now the secretary of defense, and Saddam Hussein.
Jane Mayer of The New Yorker writes about the connections of Bechtel, the Bin Laden Group/family, and Bush, and past, administration officials, "The bin Ladens have a ten-million-dollar stake in the Fremont Group, a San Francisco-based company formerly called Bechtel Investments, which was until 1986 a subsidiary of Bechtel.
Pratap Chatterjee, Bechtel Wins Iraq War Contracts (http://www.corpwatch.org/issues/PID.jsp?articleid=6532), CorpWatch, April 24, 2003: "Soon after Riley Bechtel was appointed as an advisor to Bush, on April 21, Terry Valenzano, the man who ran Bechtel's construction business in Saudi Arabia, flew into Kuwait city to meet with Jay Garner, the Pentagon official appointed to oversee Iraq.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Bechtel_Group,_Inc.   (807 words)

 COCHABAMBA’S WATER BILLS FROM BECHTEL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In Cochabamba, under both Bechtel’s subsidiary, Aguas del Tunari, and the public utility that ran the company before and after, SEMAPA, water rates depend on how a home is classified.
This clearly contradicts Bechtel’s claim that big increases were the fault of water users using more water and not the company increasing water rates.
This analysis shows that Bechtel's company raised rates for the very poorest by an average of, not 10% (as Bechtel claims), but 43% and often much higher.
www.democracyctr.org /bechtel/waterbills   (893 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Bechtel gets new $1.8bn Iraq deal
Both the firms awarded the $1.8bn deal - Bechtel and Parsons - are already on the ground in Iraq.
According to Bechtel, the lead contractor on the new project, its existing work in Iraq has mostly been farmed out to local subcontractors.
Bechtel and Parsons are two of the largest US engineering companies.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/3375383.stm   (340 words)

 The Democracy Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In November 2001 Bechtel decided to add to the suffering it had already caused by filing a legal demand for $25 million against the Bolivian people – compensation for its lost opportunity to make future profits.
The Center has engaged both Bechtel and the World Bank directly on their actions and led the campaign to file an International Citizen’s Petition with the World Bank demanding that the Bechtel vs. Bolivia case be opened.
How Bechtel Lost its $50 Million Case Against Bolivia: The people of the world join with Bolivia to beat back Bechtel in its legal demand for $50 million.
www.democracyctr.org /bechtel/index.htm   (594 words)

 TIME 100: Stephen Bechtel
But Steve Bechtel was, and remained throughout his nearly 70-year career, a visionary whose imagination was fired by grandiose projects —; the more seemingly impossible the better.
Bechtel grew up on rugged construction sites where his father Warren, who started the company, punched rail lines and highways through the California wilderness.
Later he helped pioneer the now common "turnkey" construction contract, under which Bechtel would design a project, build it, and turn it over to the owner by a pre-set date, for a fixed fee.
www.time.com /time/time100/builder/profile/bechtel.html   (511 words)

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