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Business Development Manager, Corporate

Requisition ID:  254006

Requisition Posting End Date: 

Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries, on every continent, that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world safer and cleaner. 

Corporate Marketing and Business Development has the primary responsibility for identifying, evaluating and recommending new business opportunities for Bechtel.  The Marketing & Business Development function will be the corporate-level base group for Bechtel's business development professionals investing in talent development, work practice implementation, team engagement, diversity and inclusion.  We support our global business units as they work to expand their impact with customers and achieve goals for new work.       


Role Overview


The Business Development Manager, Corporate will lead in prospecting and networking in regions and market segments where Bechtel does not have a strong presence with a particular focus on Supply Chain and/or Grid Resilience.The ideal candidate will have the ability to flex from the strategic to the tactical and have competence dealing with both external customers and internal senior leadership.  The Business Development Manager will possess the following leadership behaviors aligned with Bechtel’s Behavioral Framework:


Accountable: Takes full accountability for making complex decisions linked to their deliverables. Creates clear plans and communicates their direction clearly to others.

Collaborate: Always seeks out others’ opinions and input where relevant and is open-minded to their views. Is a self-starter willing to initiate & propose strategy and business development initiatives Challenges others appropriately and is open to being challenged on their own views.

Communicate: Adapts their communication style appropriately to their audience, picks up on cues and changes their approach where they see that messages are not landing.

Customer Focus: Drives a customer first environment, ensuring their team prioritizes customer needs and puts these at the forefront of all interactions. Addresses situations where they see this is not upheld.

Deliver: Considers risk, opportunities, implications, and the wider market within their decision making. Involves relevant parties at the right time, to ensure consensus/buy-in.

Problem Solve: Assesses situations from a strategic perspective, considering problems and their impact on the bigger picture rather than in a silo.  Is situational aware. Designs solutions that identifies future risks and thoughtful mitigations to assure success.

Role Model: Is highly optimistic about the future of Bechtel and shares this confidence with others. Inspires and motivates others through their positivity and can-do attitude. Views and presents challenges as opportunities.


Job Duties:

  • Works with the Corporate Manager to achieve objectives and build our company for the long term.
  • Duties will range from owning, leading and/or supporting the development, implementation and performance management of BGI, GBU, business line and regions strategies,
  • Identifies and grows new business opportunities to compliment the BGI portfolio in the Mid (3-5 year) and Long Term (5+ year).  Coordinates across the GBUs to identify opportunities and to recommend engagement plans in coordination with BGI and GBU executives.
  • Utilizes evaluations of competitor actions and counter actions with and for the GBUs. 
  • Stays abreast of development activity and strategy of competitors including their pricing trends, policies, awards, and losses.
  • Employs a thorough knowledge of business development, planning, and implementation to improve the GBU and BGI positioning within the market and awareness of our value proposition 
  • Synthesizes input from the Operating Committee and supports the BGI strategic planning process – Spring Review, July OC offsite, OC deep dive topics, etc. as well as capture action list from Business Reviews for follow up with GBU’s
  • Actively engages externally.  Builds, Maintains, and improves relationships with clients, prospective clients and other external stakeholders.
  • Is visible and available to support the GBUs, Bechtel Enterprises, the BD community, Corporate Security, the Regional Presidents, and the Corporate Relations team.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 15 years of relevant experience
  • Graduate degree (MBA or equivalent) in business administration with a bachelor’s degree in a related field.  
  • 10 years’ experience in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction industry.  15 years’ experience highly desired.
  • 10 years’ experience in project delivery at Bechtel, ideally in one or more GBUs.
  • Experience leading teams through influence and authority (direct and indirect leadership)
  • Demonstrated ability and experience using consulting methodology to diagnose organizational effectiveness issues and implement solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects and initiatives, including developing project plans, identifying stakeholders, preparing corresponding communication plans, identifying milestones, deadlines, and metrics to assess outcomes/results.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity while attending to multiple stakeholders, a variety of concurrent projects, and firm deadlines.

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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