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Communications Specialist

Reston, VA

Relocation Authorized: None 

Telework Type: Hybrid  

Extraordinary teams building inspiring projects:

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. 

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.

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. 

Core to Bechtel is our Vision, Values and Commitments. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Learn more about our extraordinary teams building inspiring projects in our Impact Report

Are you a talented communications professional with a passion for telling stories and building PR campaigns that engage a range of audiences? Do you have a knack for building strategic integrated communications plans that are rooted in measurable results? Excited about identifying creative ways to amplify news and updates on projects that are reshaping the world we live in? Are you detailed-oriented and passionate about project management? If so, this may be the job for you.

Bechtel is looking for a communications specialist with strong writing skills and high judgement who can craft compelling content and develop strategic communications plans for distributing it across channels. The right candidate for this role understands how communications can effectively reach audiences across earned, owned, and paid channels. 

This person is eager to build PR campaigns from the ground up and that drive meaningful results. The right candidate for this role will work closely with senior executives and other departments—notably across Bechtel’s Corporate Affairs team—to lead integrated communications campaigns, amplify business and project milestones, to keep audiences informed and engaged. #LI-HB1 #LI-Hybrid

Bechtel is a values-driven culture. The right candidate will have a “one team” mentality and be ready to jump in and maximize communication efforts across the enterprise. Here’s a look at Bechtel’s extraordinary people: To the Extraordinary.  


Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage the development and execution of communications strategies, PR plans, and idea generation in support of business goals.
  • Develop and lead integrated communications campaigns that span earned, owned, and paid media. 
  • Partner with teams across Bechtel to identify stories and amplify notable news moments and project milestones. 
  • Draft communications materials, including but not limited to strategic communications plans, press releases, executive briefing documents, social media copy, marketing and website copy, among others. 
  • Foster and maintain relationships with key communications and business stakeholders across the globe.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 2-5 years of relevant experience in communications/public relations or 6-9 years of relevant work experience.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including writing for the web and online platforms, including social media. 
  • Experience building strategic communications/PR campaigns and plans.
  • Strong time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional project management skills and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work with executive leadership with maturity, confidence, and sound judgment.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite is a must. 
  • Skills in editing and proofreading.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete assignments under daily or weekly deadline pressure.
  • Experience with paid media and advertising is a big plus. 

Total Rewards/Benefits

For decades, Bechtel has worked to inspire the next generation of engineers and beyond! Because our teams face some of the world's toughest challenges, we offer robust benefits to ensure our people thrive. Whether it is advancing careers, delivering programs to enhance our culture, or providing time to recharge, Bechtel has the benefits to build a legacy of sustainable growth. Learn more at

Diverse teams build the extraordinary:

As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.

We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of "One Team," respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology.

Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live. 

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.

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