President, Nuclear, Security & Environmental Senior Vice President, Bechtel
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 & Chemicals 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.