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President and Chief Operating Officer Bechtel Group
Craig Albert is president and chief operating officer of Bechtel Group, Inc.
He is responsible for the management and oversight of Bechtel’s global operations, is chairman of the operating committee, and serves on the company’s board of directors. He is based in the company’s corporate headquarters in Reston, Virginia.
Craig has held a series of executive leadership, operational, and management positions throughout Bechtel over the course of his 24-year career with the company.
Most recently, he served for four years as president of Bechtel’s Infrastructure global business unit in London, with responsibility for a worldwide portfolio of power, communication, aviation, rail, and civil infrastructure projects.
He also served previously as president of the Nuclear, Security & Environmental (NS&E) global business unit for five years, with responsibility for leading Bechtel’s environmental, defense and national security business, as well as its commercial nuclear power operations.
Craig joined Bechtel in 1998 from Westinghouse Electric Corporation. He went on to hold senior business development and project management roles on key energy, environmental, and national security projects in the U.S., Australia, U.K., the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union.
Craig was elected principal vice president in 2001, became a senior vice president in 2009, and joined the board of directors in 2013. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from University of Pittsburgh.