Bechtel moves headquarters to Reston

WASHINGTON — Engineering giant Bechtel will consolidate its global headquarters in Reston, Virginia, officially moving its corporate headquarters from San Francisco, where it has been based almost since its founding in 1898.

The move will bring with it about 150 new jobs to Fairfax County, with job consolidation from both San Francisco and Houston.

Bechtel already has a significant presence in Fairfax County, with its Reston location serving as Bechtel’s operational headquarters since 2011.

Bechtel relocated its Frederick, Maryland, workforce to Reston in 2015.

“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.”

“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 Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

“It is also a tremendous corporate citizen, so the community will benefit tremendously as the company continues to expand its presence here.”

Bechtel’s projects have ranged from the Hoover Dam to Metro’s Silver Line.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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