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33 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

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At Bechtel we have a variety of career opportunities. Do you prefer to work on-site or in an office environment?
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1.
At Bechtel we have a variety of career opportunities. Do you prefer to work on-site or in an office environment?
The interviewer would like to know more about your flexibility when it comes to your work environment. The best answer you can give will reflect your willingness to do what it takes on any given day. Of course, you are allowed to express a preference. Just be sure to avoid closing a door one way or the other.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"The majority of my experience has been more hands on and working on-site. With that said, I am happy to work in any capacity required of me. I do bring office related experience as well and am comfortable in either work environment."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I am much more comfortable in an office environment; however, I am open to learning more about on-site work. I am up for any challenge that comes my way, and I love to learn new skills. Where do you see the best fit for me at Bechtel?"
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At Bechtel we employ a large variety of personalities in trade and office based roles. Do you have experience managing a variety of personalities?
In the construction industry you will come across a large range of personalities. Assure the interviewer that you are able to be comfortable in any type of work related exchange with a variety of communication styles.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"The majority of my experience comes from managing more blue-collar individuals from the trades. I do have experience communicating with white-collar office based individuals such as engineers and architectural planners. My personality allows for me to communicate well with most individuals, no matter their role or personality."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I have worked as a manager for salaried, hourly, and even union employees. My experience is diverse and I enjoy working with a multitude of personality types. Everyone is unique and that is part of what makes life so interesting!"
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Our construction projects at Bechtel vary greatly in terms of size and budget. Tell me about the range of projects you have worked on.
Take a few minutes to walk the interviewer through your variety of experience. If you have a large range of projects in your portfolio, it is probably easiest to speak briefly about the largest project and smallest project you have worked on recently. Try to use examples from your most recent employer.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have experience working on a large variety of projects. This year my smallest project has been a $450K single family home and the largest, a $20MM multi-residential condo development. I am comfortable working on either large or small budget projects. Each project, no matter the budget, brings their own challenges."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"As I am newer to project management, I have not had the opportunity to work on many large-scale projects. At this point in my career the projects I've worked on range from $50K to $600K. Regardless of the project or budget size, I believe in caring for each client the same. Every project deserves impeccable attention to detail."
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We have a few strong competitors at Bechtel. In your opinion, what makes us stand out from the others?
Before your interview it is very important that you research Bechtel as well as their competitive landscape. Perhaps they stand out by providing a different level of quality, great customer service, or strong vendor relationships. Briefly discuss the ways that you feel Bechtel stands above the rest.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have done a lot of research on Bechtel as well as your competitive landscape and found that you stand out from the crowd in a variety of ways. Your customer and employee reviews are the highest in the local construction industry and it appears that Bechtel puts a great deal of focus on quality over speed. I would be honored to work for a company with such strong expectations and values."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I believe that Bechtel holds a longer tradition of quality work than any of its competitors. You have a great reputation for delivering above-average work."
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At Bechtel we strive to be the best in our industry. In your opinion, what could we be doing better?
If you are going to give the interviewer feedback on what Bechtel could be doing better, it's best that you choose a topic a bit on the lighter side rather than a critical business component. The heavier types of opinions should be reserved for those who have worked with Bechtel for a significant amount of time.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"My experience with Bechtel has been very positive so far. If I could suggest any area for improvement, I would mention that the online application process through your website could be more mobile friendly. With so many people working from their smart phones today, it's always a great idea to simplify your mobile user interface."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"That is a tough question for sure! If I had to think of a suggestion on the spot, I would suggest a stronger social media presence. A lot of construction and project management companies post on Instagram, showcasing their unique designs and attracting new customers."
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