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Bechtel’s Next 125

Bill Caudle

Bill Caudle is the president of Bechtel Enterprises, Bechtel’s project development, investment and financing business. Under Bill’s leadership Bechtel is actively developing and partnering on projects in the clean energy, energy transition, transportation and communication sectors.

Previously, he was head of power and energy development and was a managing director in clean energy development for Bechtel Enterprises where he was responsible for evaluation, acquisition and origination of project development opportunities in both renewable and low carbon power, gas to power and water/wastewater related technologies and infrastructure. Bill rejoined Bechtel in 2011 and led the development of the 778MW Stonewall Energy Project, a combined cycle gas turbine project in Leesburg, Virginia, and later negotiated the Project’s sale.

Bill has more than 30 years of experience in the development and financing of infrastructure projects. Prior to rejoining Bechtel, Bill worked for Invenergy where he led development of both thermal and renewable energy projects in the US and Canada and US Generating Company (a joint venture of Bechtel and PG&E) in a variety of roles in engineering, development, finance and project/construction management. Bill began his career with Bechtel Power and worked for 10 years in increasingly responsible roles on a variety of solid fuel, gas, oil and nuclear power projects, both in the US as well as projects located in Mexico and Saudi Arabia.

Bill earned a bachelor of mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer in Virginia.