Company profile

Bechtel Australia Pty Ltd


"Give Bechtel people a challenge, and they'll make history"

Riley Bechtel, Chairman and CEO

Bechtel is a global leader in engineering, construction, and project management. Our Mining and Metals business unit is based in Brisbane and draws on local and global personnel to build metals infrastructure projects around the world.

We're working on major projects in Australia, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Peru, Canada and the Philippines, as well as developing opportunities elsewhere.

Working for Bechtel gives you access to a world of opportunity. Our customers are leading resources companies and our projects are in some of the world's most challenging and interesting locations. Some 49,000 people work for Bechtel. The company is privately owned and has its headquarters in San Francisco, USA.

We've been designing, building and managing some of Australia's biggest projects since 1954. Many major projects in the Asia Pacific region are also co-ordinated through our Brisbane office. Our work is diverse and challenging. We take the projects other companies can't.

Bechtel has worldwide experience in:

Mineral exploration and geology Hydrometallurgical processing
Mine planning Pyrometallurgical processing
Metal forming Materials handling
Mineral processing Pollution control
Electrometallurgy Environmental permitting

Our major market segments include ferrous and nonferrous metals, focusing on copper, aluminum and alumina, and coal.

Bechtel has a world-class safety program. Nearly 90 percent of our projects complete each year with a lost-time incident. Our philosophy is simple - every incident, and therefore every injury, is preventable.

Bechtel projects help grow local economies and improve the quality of life for communities. Our culture is grounded in integrity and respect and we hold to the highest standards of ethical business culture. Our values govern our approach to all work. We stand by everything we do.

Mining and Metals Head Office
100 Brookes St
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Ph: +61 (0) 7 3167 5000 Fax: +61 (0) 7 3167 5502