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2019 Student Internship (U.S.) - Human Resources

No. of Openings:11

Position Closing Date:


Bechtel is people.  We provide the expertise and experience of our people to build some of the most challenging and iconic projects in the world.  The successful candidate will perform a variety of human resources operations support activities in one or several of these areas: Employee Services, Employee Data Input, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition, Employee Mobility, and Employment Administration.  A summary of a few of these areas is as follows:
Employee Services - assists domestic and international employees with payroll, health, life, disability, and retirement related inquiries via telephone and email.  Works with various vendors to resolve employee related issues.  Acts as a liaison between employee and the payroll and benefits departments to resolve employee issues and inquiries.  Documents related inquiries in a helpdesk tracking tool.  Monitors group email boxes, faxes, and incoming mail.  Assists with a variety of other activities, including but not limited to, mailings, open enrollment meetings, and editing communications.
Employee Data Input - works with SAP HRMS forms and templates to prepare, initiate, execute, and input approved personnel actions, including: hires, rehires, transfers, miscellaneous input, employee relocations, leave of absences, employee separation, salary action forms, exceptions to policy, hiring action forms, and organization management.  Interprets assignment conditions and allowances for employees on assignment.  Initiates relocation for national and international transfers via mobility management software.  Verifies accuracy of work pursuant to established procedures, including post audit of peers' work.  Identifies and resolves issues with documents.
Employee Mobility – assists with the relocation of employees to and from domestic and international work locations.  May support the initiation and coordination of move management vendor to facilitate transporting and storage of employee’s household goods.  Updates mobility management software for each action and provides status updates to projects, as required.
Employment Administration - coordinates pre-employment background screening, drug testing, and distribution of new hire offer packages.  Also, assists with employment verifications, responding to mortgage verification requests, unemployment claims, and subpoena inquiries.  Ensures appropriate systems are utilized for recordkeeping and documentation of HR transactions.


The total number of hires and start dates are subject to workload and business conditions.  Locations will vary based on project needs, and may include Houston, TX or Reston, VA, along wtih various project sites.



Human Resources professionals at Bechtel help recruit, develop, motivate, and retain the best people in our business.  From staffing, benefits, and employee relations to learning and talent development, our HR team supports Bechtel’s efforts to be a great place to work that offers our people challenging work, rewards and recognition, career-long learning, and plenty of room to grow.


Typical Activities


Recruiting and Staffing

  • Recruit students for internships and post-college careers
  • Support the hiring and onboarding of new employees


Compensation and Benefits

  • Design and administer innovative benefits and wellness programs
  • Support salary, bonus, recognition and total rewards programs


Learning and Development

  • Develop high-impact learning programs to help employees at all levels build their skills, as well as their careers


Employee Relations/Diversity and Inclusion

  • Support employees and managers in resolving issues
  • Help colleagues build and maintain an inclusive work environment


HR Technology

  • Use of various HR technologies to support a wide range of HR business processes
  • Define strategies for the selection, implementation, and operation of these technologies


Employee Deployment and Processing

  • Maintain domestic and international payroll
  • Manage global mobility and employee relocation
  • Support immigration and visas
  • Oversee benefits and retirement plan administration

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Global Business Management, Organizational Development, Psychology, Sociology, or Communications, from an accredited college or University
  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in one of the above fields
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to efficiently organize work activities to meet deadlines
  • Self-starter, ability to use sound business judgment in carrying out assigned tasks
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to learn new software programs


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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