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Bechtel Engineer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

  • 05 May 2015
    RESTON, Virginia
  • Americas, Asia Pacific, Awards, Engineering, Procurement & Construction, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Industry Leadership , Press Release
Bechtel Mining & Metals global operations manager, Andy Phelps, has been awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement Award for construction. The OPAL awards honor civil engineering leaders who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievement leadership and a long-term commitment to excellence.

“Andy brings passion, diligence, and professionalism to his work every single day,” said Amos Avidan, Bechtel global manager of engineering and technology. “The OPAL Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Andy’s outstanding leadership, his focus on delivering value to customers, and his commitment to the larger community of engineering and construction professionals.”

In his 37-year career with Bechtel, Phelps has worked on some of the company’s most challenging projects, including an assignment as program director for Bechtel’s support of the U.S. government in providing housing in Mississippi for victims of Hurricane Katrina.  His work on large capital projects, plant operations, environmental remediation, and business development has taken him across the globe, to the United Kingdom, Canada, the Middle East, and Latin America.  Phelps has bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Phelps is the fourth Bechtel engineering and construction professional to be honored with ASCE’s OPAL Lifetime Achievement Award. ASCE, which was founded in 1852, is America’s oldest national engineering society. According to Bechtel’s Avidan, “The ASCE awards to Andy Phelps and his Bechtel colleagues over the past several years are a testament to the engineering and construction expertise and leadership in the company.”

Learn more about ASCE and the OPAL Lifetime Achievement Award to Andy Phelps.

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