General Manager, United Kingdom
Paul Gibbs is general manager of the UK Infrastructure business. He oversees all active UK projects and leads our strategy to transform Bechtel into a more responsive and effective partner and contractor.
Prior to his current role, Paul was general manager of the Water business line, part of Bechtel’s Oil, Gas and Chemicals business unit. He was responsible for developing the global strategy, execution and development for the company’s water business.
Paul has over 20 years of experience in international commercial development across different industries. He joined Bechtel in 2005. After serving in business development at company’s Civil business unit for four years, Paul joined the Crossrail project as project performance and the prime contract manager for the consortium.
In 2010, he was named project manager for the design, construction, and delivery of Crossrail’s £400 million Bond Street station. In 2012, Paul became Bechtel’s region president for Africa. He served in this role until 2014 when he executive assistant to Bechtel’s chief executive officer and chief operating officer. He also served as secretary to the Bechtel Group Operating Committee and Finance and Strategy Committee. Paul took on his current assignment in 2015.
Prior to joining Bechtel, Paul served as international finance manager for the international exploration drilling services of Anglo American Plc in Canada; as executive director for South Africa’s engineering and construction giant, Grinaker-LTA; business development manager for LTA in the UAE; and manager of capital project donations for The Anglo American and De Beers Chairman’s Fund – the largest social investment fund in southern Africa.
Paul holds a Master of Arts Hons. in Political Science and Geography from Dundee University, Scotland. He studied accountancy to degree level through the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and further business study at INSEAD in France and Singapore. Paul was commissioned into the British Territorial Army, following training at RMA Sandhurst and Warminster.