Bechtel Engineer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

RESTON, Virginia - May 5, 2015
Bechtel Mining & Metals global operations manager, Andy Phelps, has been awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement Award for construction. The OPAL awards honor civil engineering leaders who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievement leadership and a long-term commitment to excellence.

“Andy brings passion, diligence, and professionalism to his work every single day,” said Amos Avidan, Bechtel global manager of engineering and technology. “The OPAL Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Andy’s outstanding leadership, his focus on delivering value to customers, and his commitment to the larger community of engineering and construction professionals.”

In his 37-year career with Bechtel, Phelps has worked on some of the company’s most challenging projects, including an assignment as program director for Bechtel’s support of the U.S. government in providing housing in Mississippi for victims of Hurricane Katrina.  His work on large capital projects, plant operations, environmental remediation, and business development has taken him across the globe, to the United Kingdom, Canada, the Middle East, and Latin America.  Phelps has bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Phelps is the fourth Bechtel engineering and construction professional to be honored with ASCE’s OPAL Lifetime Achievement Award. ASCE, which was founded in 1852, is America’s oldest national engineering society. According to Bechtel’s Avidan, “The ASCE awards to Andy Phelps and his Bechtel colleagues over the past several years are a testament to the engineering and construction expertise and leadership in the company.”

Learn more about ASCE and the OPAL Lifetime Achievement Award to Andy Phelps.

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Bechtel’s operations manager for the Mining & Metals global business unit, Andy Phelps travels extensively to oversee mine and port construction projects for the company around the world.

About Bechtel

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.