Andrew “Andy” Kirk Phelps, P.E., F.ASCE, BCEE, is principal vice president and global manager of Operations for Bechtel Mining & Metals and has more than 35 years’ experience in civil and environmental projects. An eight-time project manager and five-time operations manager, overseeing major programs in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America in the mining, nuclear, and environmental sectors, Phelps has led several challenging projects and was instrumental in a number of significant organizational transitions. Among the projects highlighting his career include the restructuring of the British nuclear industry for the British Government Department of Trade and Industry; restructuring of both the Oak Ridge and Los Alamos complexes under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy; the State of Mississippi’s response to Hurricane Katrina; and Saudi Arabia’s response to the Arabian Gulf oil spill during the first Gulf War. A White House Fellow through the President’s Commission on Executive Exchange during the George H. W. Bush administration, Phelps also served as a member of the Bechtel Group Project Management Committee and Ethics & Compliance Working Group. A graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, he has completed post graduate business studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard Kennedy School) and University of Tennessee, he was elected as an honor member of Chi Epsilon at the University of Tennessee for participation on the College of Engineering Academic Advisory Board. Phelps currently serves on the academic advisory board for Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Georgia Tech.
Phelps Elected ASCE Fellow
September 29, 2014