Barbara Rusinko
President, Nuclear, Security & Environmental

Barbara Rusinko

Barbara Rusinko is president of Bechtel Nuclear, Security & Environmental, Inc. (NS&E). She was elected a senior vice president of Bechtel Group in 2012 and was elected to the BGI board of directors in 2018.

In her more than 30 years at Bechtel, Barbara has held a variety of leadership and operations roles.

Barbara spent her first five years at the company supporting a variety of commercial nuclear power projects. Following that, she held engineering management roles at the Savannah River Remediation project.

In 2000, Barbara served as chief engineer for Bechtel’s government services company, overseeing the performance of more than 700 engineers and designers. She also held senior engineering management roles on projects, including the U.S. national nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, and the Waste Treatment Plant in Washington state.

Within Bechtel’s Oil, Gas & Chemical’s business, Barbara served as senior project manager on a refinery in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, and for the unprecedented $8 billion Queensland Curtis LNG plant in Queensland, Australia. 

Barbara is a registered professional engineer with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina, and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Alabama – Huntsville. She serves on the corporate partnership council of the Society of Women Engineers and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2018.

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.


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