2024 Student Internship (UK) -Business Development Associate

Requisition ID: 270814 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: London 

Bechtel helps clients deliver major projects that create a lasting positive legacy globally. These projects create jobs and grow economies; enhance security; improve the resilience of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.

Our Marketing & Business Development team in the UK & Ireland is recruiting for an intern role to support our work growing Bechtel’s infrastructure business.The role will be for a period of 10 weeks and will provide an opportunity for an ambitious intern to get an insight into business development and an understanding of the strategic, commercial and financial considerations that underpin effective winning of work.  

Bechtel staff at all levels in business development are expected to work flexibly to craft propositions that will help our customers to deliver the most critical and complex projects. To do so we are all expected to work collaboratively within, and promote, our values of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust and collaboration guided by our Vision, Values and Commitments. 

Position Summary

This will be a 10 consecutive weeks internship starting in mid-June and running through to the end of August 2024. The Business Development Intern will work within the business development team supporting major initiatives and, in particular, providing support to, and working closely with, the Regional Business Development Manager. Internally, the intern will have the opportunity of supporting key reporting and business development processes and discrete pieces of work to assess markets, opportunities or competitors. 

Typical Responsibilities

  • Assists in special assignments of an analytical or information-gathering nature for M&BD staff, assessing new potential markets or opportunities 
  • Assists in the development of material for proposals or pitches
  • Assists in the preparation and monitoring of business development activity reports, screening reports and business unit pipeline updates
  • Maintains records of prospective projects and competitor information
  • Supports members of the M&BD team as required to deliver the region’s growth targets

Skills and Qualifications

You do not need prior business development experience for this role, but you should have an interest in how to grow business, strategy and commercials and a willingness to learn fast on the job.


Ideally you will be studying a construction related degree such as architecture, construction management, commercial management or engineering.

You will need:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to develop key messages and reports
  • Effectiveness in using tools such as PowerPoint and Excel to support communication and analysis
  • Good people skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with others
  • Effective skills in research and analysis and a problem-solving mindset


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 four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. 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.

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