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Bechtel Names Industry Veteran Head of Environmental Business Line

Matt Ball on May 9, 2016 - in People

Bechtel today announced it has appointed James Taylor to be general manager of the company’s global Environmental business line, leading government and commercial environmental remediation projects worldwide for Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit.

Taylor brings 30 years of leadership in managing complex environmental projects dealing with radioactive and hazardous materials. He comes to Bechtel from AECOM, where he was executive vice president and general manager of the company’s Management Services – Nuclear and Environment Strategic Business Unit. He led AECOM’s environmental work for the U.S. Department of Energy and the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

“James’ strong technical background and industry knowledge will help us improve the delivery of our engineering and construction projects as well as our site operations and decommissioning work in an extremely complex and demanding field,” said Craig Albert, president of Bechtel Nuclear, Security & Environmental. “His strong business development and customer background will help position Bechtel to provide customers with the very best value for a growing pipeline of environmental and decommissioning work.”

Taylor’s experience includes management, operations, and business development of work on nuclear and chemical sites, project management services at high-hazard facilities, safety management consulting, nuclear component fabrication, nuclear material management and treatment, and technology development. He led a portfolio of projects with a total annual budget of $3.7 billion and some 20,000 employees.

Taylor succeeds Michael Graham, who becomes operations manager for Bechtel National, Inc. – the company’s U.S. government services arm.  Graham will be focused on helping Bechtel National’s projects deliver greater value to our customers.


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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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.  www.bechtel.com

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