Job Posting: Tax Strategy and Planning Manager

Title: Tax Strategy and Planning Manager
Company: Bechtel Corporation
City, State, Country: San Francisco, CA
Salary: Competitive
Job Status: Full-Time

Bechtel is one of the world’s premier engineering, construction, and project management companies, with more than a century of experience, and has been named the largest U.S. contractor for more than fifteen straight years. Brendan Bechtel recently took over as CEO, making him the fifth generation of the family to serve in that role. As a private company with longstanding headquarters in the San Francisco Financial District, Bechtel is 119 years old with more than 40 offices around the world, 53,000 employees, and more than $20 billion in revenues. Our emphasis on ethical and respective behavior, in conjunction with a collaborative and team-oriented environment, are some of the reasons Forbes has designated Bechtel as one of America’s best employers.

Bechtel’s diverse business portfolio encompasses energy, transportation, communications, mining, oil and gas, and government services. Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries and has worked on some of the most complex projects in history. Some of Bechtel’s signature projects include Hoover Dam (U.S.), Channel Tunnel (France), Al Jubail Industrial City (Saudi Arabia), Hong Kong International Airport, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), and more. Bechtel manages the Kwajalein missile test range, both Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and other projects for the U.S. government.

The tax strategy and planning manager position provides the opportunity to join a seasoned and dynamic 37 person global tax team spread between three US and three international locations. The position is located at our San Francisco headquarters, reporting to the Senior Director of Tax Strategy. This position provides the opportunity to deal with a wide range of corporate, domestic, and international tax issues relating to engineering and construction projects throughout the world.

Essential Duties:

  • Assist in tax structuring and analysis of domestic and international transactions. Transactions are multi-faceted, e.g., tax rules could involve S corps, C corps, partnerships, individuals, CFCs, outbound, inbound, tax-exempts, etc.
  • Assist project finance group in tax modeling efforts including review of tax models.
  • Monitor and evaluate new and pending tax legislation.
  • Tax review of partnership agreements. Coordinate revisions with in-house legal and third-party partners.
  • High-level review of outsourced partnership returns, plus coordinate with outside service providers throughout return preparation process.
  • Thorough tax reviews of discrete areas of tax law, developing technical outlines and then developing practical approaches for corporate implementation.

Job-related Qualifications:

  • Strong researching abilities required; legal background preferred. Alternatively, a Masters in Tax and/or CPA with demonstrated ability to research.
  • Must be comfortable analyzing regulations and being able to organize materials being taught for quick future reference.
  • Accounting background a plus.
  • Strong commitment toward technical advancement and being challenged.
  • Analytical thought process with ability to draw conclusions and convey technical recommendations in a simplistic/concise manner.
  • Must be able to demonstrate mastery of basic concepts taught in an college-level partnership class, e.g., nonrecourse deductions, minimum gain, QIOs, etc. (Given that this position will involve considerable training in many areas, we would like the candidate to be able to hit the ground running in at least the area of partnerships).


Market rate compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Contact: John Jung