Manager of Startup Operating Services
Joe Diaz serves as the manager of Startup Operating Services at Bechtel. He is responsible for delivering commissioning, startup, and operations processes and procedures; project support; and people for project execution on projects worldwide.
For nearly 20 years, Joe has held various functional management roles and management and technical specialist positions in pre-commissioning, commissioning, startup, operations, and construction completion on liquified natural gas (LNG) facilities and solid fuel-fired power projects.
Joe started his career at Bechtel in 1988 as a technician. Since then he has held roles of increasing responsibility in startup and construction across all of Bechtel’s business units. This includes commissioning and startup (CSU) engineer, field engineer, superintendent site manager on two power projects, CSU manager on power and LNG projects, and functional manager for CSU in Infrastructure, Oil Gas & Chemicals business, and EPC functions. He has worked on a wide range of projects in the U.S., China, and Australia.
Joe has completed significant course work in mechanical engineering at Drexel University and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He attained Bechtel project startup manager certification and is Bechtel's subject matter expert on the commissioning and operation of supercritical generating facilities.