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Bechtel moves headquarters to Reston

Engineering giant Bechtel will consolidate its global headquarters to Reston, Virginia, officially moving its corporate headquarters from San Francisco, where it has been based almost since its founding in 1898. A Bechtel Co. sign is shown on an old streetcar in front of 50 Beale Street in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. File. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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.


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