Darren Mort is president of Bechtel’s Infrastructure global business unit, with responsibility for a worldwide portfolio of, aviation, rail, power, communication, urban development, and civil infrastructure projects. As president of the infrastructure business, he is based in the unit’s London headquarters. Darren was elected a Bechtel senior vice president in 2014.
Darren has 25 years of experience in engineering, construction, contracts, business development, project management and general management across four continents. He has experience in multiple industries, including heavy civil, transportation, energy, oil and gas and mining. As global operations manager for the Infrastructure GBU from 2020 to 2023, Darren was responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of Infrastructure’s projects worldwide. Darren has held a variety of leadership roles on many successful projects, including serving as the project manager on the Albanian and Kosovo motorway projects.
From 2012, Darren led the successful delivery of the two-train USD 8 billion APLNG project, part of the historic Curtis Island LNG program in Queensland, Australia. The project received Employer of the Year award from the Queensland Government for its employee training and community development programs. Darren then became the General Manager for Bechtel’s global LNG business for five years and led the delivery of eight major lump-sum EPC projects with a value of over USD 80 billion.
Darren actively supports Bechtel’s stewardship programs, has chaired the Stewardship Advisory Council and now leads bechtel.org, Bechtel’s social enterprise with six active projects in developing countries. He also served on a British Red Cross relief team on the Asian Tsunami Recovery program, as well as a capacity-building volunteer in Uganda and Tanzania.
Darren has a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, a post graduate diploma from the University of Aberdeen and a certificate in construction law and arbitration from Robert Gordon University. He is a Fellow of the U.K. Institution of Civil Engineers.