Senior Vice President, Operations Manager, Bechtel Infrastructure
Ailie MacAdam is a senior vice president of Bechtel Corporation and operations manager for Bechtel Infrastructure. Ailie leads the delivery of tailored solutions for customers in the rail, aviation, communications, power, roads, and tunneling sectors.
During her more than 30-year career at Bechtel, Ailie has successfully led major infrastructure projects in the U.K., U.S., and Australia. In addition, she worked on oil, gas, and chemicals projects in Europe and Africa.
Previously, Ailie served as global rail sector lead, managing director for the Asia Pacific region, and managing director for Europe and Africa. In these roles, she had profit and loss responsibility for heavy civil, rail, and airport jobs, including Western Sydney Airport in Australia, and London City and Gatwick Airports in the U.K.
She also was project director for Crossrail—the largest civil infrastructure project in Europe—and project director for High Speed 1 (Channel Tunnel Rail Link), the U.K.’s first high-speed rail line. Ailie also held key leadership roles on the Boston Central Artery and Tunnel project, the most complex urban transportation project in U.S. history.
Ailie holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. She is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) ambassador and champions Bechtel’s approach to diversity and inclusion.
In June 2016, Ailie was included in the inaugural list of the U.K.’s Top 50 Women in Engineering, compiled by the Daily Telegraph, in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society. In September 2017, she received the Outstanding Personal Contribution (Senior Management) Award from the Rail Industry Association in the U.K.