Michael Graham, a principal vice president at Bechtel and general manager of its environmental, nuclear, security and environmental business line, is retiring this month.
“After a distinguished, 40-year career, 23 of them with Bechtel, Michael Graham is retiring,” company spokesman Fred deSousa said by email Tuesday. “Michael has held senior environmental leadership roles at many sites across the U.S. Department of Energy complex, has held offices in the EFCOG [Energy Facility Contractors Group] organization, and is well-respected in the industry.”
Graham’s approach to environmental remediation led to successful completion of several complex cleanup projects, deSousa said. He was unsure of Graham’s last day.
Graham is responsible for development of new commercial and government environmental business. He also oversees a number of existing contracts, including: the Waste Treatment Plant Bechtel is building at the Energy Department’s Hanford Site in Washington stat; Bechtel’s role in liquid waste management at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; and the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo Retrieval project at the Sellafield site in the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining Bechtel, Graham worked at Battelle for about 13 years.
John Atwell succeeds Graham as operations manager for the company’s government services and commercial nuclear global business unit, known as Nuclear, Security & Environmental. A 38-year veteran of Bechtel, Atwell has led projects in commercial nuclear power, environmental cleanup, national security, and civil infrastructure.
Atwell’s latest assignment was as the Bechtel project manager for the now-suspended Horizon Wylfa Newydd new-build nuclear plant project in Wales.