Senior Vice President, Bechtel Corporation
Walker Kimball is a Senior Vice President of Bechtel Corporation and currently serves as a Senior Project Manager in Bechtel’s Liquified Natural Gas business unit. In his 30 plus year career in the international construction industry and 20 years with Bechtel, he has held senior corporate roles and directly managed large infrastructure, oil & gas, and P3 projects. His experience includes working with a variety of international governments, private clients and partners with a proven skill-set in all areas of project implementation, from engineering to procurement to construction and delivery.
More recently Mr. Kimball was responsible for all activities involving the delivery of the $10B Riyadh Metro P1 project including overseeing design, construction, project management, and start-up. He takes responsibility for seeing that the company’s industry-leading standards for safety, quality, and sustainability are upheld. Before that he held the role of Senior Project manager for the Corpus Christi LNG project.
From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Kimball led Bechtel’s Infrastructure business line within the Civil Global Business Unit. As Managing Director, he held responsibility for all profit and loss aspects concerning the wide-ranging remits of infrastructure.
Prior to this, as President of Bechtel Construction Operations Incorporated from 2008 to 2010, he oversaw functional and personnel administration, as well as having oversight of operations for Bechtel’s global construction activities, including direct hire and construction management.
He led the overall management for the USD 627 million design-build, fixed-price contract for the design and construction of the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge, as well as having oversight of engineering, project, and construction management services for $15B Hamad International Airport in Qatar.
Other previous senior leadership roles include positions as General Manager of Infrastructure for Bechtel’s Civil global business unit from 2007 to 2008 and, from 2004 to 2007, Manager of Construction for rail, aviation, infrastructure, and building projects. This included such projects as High Speed 1 in the UK.
Prior to joining Bechtel in 1998, Mr. Kimball worked for the North American companies Atkinson, PCL, Pizzagalli, and Morrison-Knudsen. Mr. Kimball earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. He was Vice President of the ASCE Construction Institute in 2003 and is a member of the European Construction Institute.