Kevin Edwards, PE, MBB
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer| Bechtel Corporation
Kevin is leading the Diversity and Inclusion program at Bechtel. The talent management, promotion process, BRGs and other people processes will be updated to support our inclusion and diversity commitments. Additionally, we will partner with several key partner schools and minority professional conferences to attract diverse, engineering, procurement and construction talent to the organization.
As a member of the Infrastructure GBU Functional management team, Kevin led the Quality and Six Sigma function and collaborated with functional leaders from Engineering, Procurement, Construction and other functions as part of an integrated leadership team. Kevin’s team was responsible for developing and maintaining certified management systems for Quality (ISO9001) and Collaborative Working (BS11000) and providing Quality Assurance, Quality Systems Engineering and Six Sigma business improvement expertise across the GBU.
Kevin was Corporate Quality & Six Sigma’s Integration and Effectiveness Manager responsible for the development and implementation of the quality and continuous improvement tools throughout the enterprise. Before his Corporate assignment, Kevin was the Field Engineering Manager for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, ensuring the design drawing (IFCs), specifications and supplier documents were implemented during the direct hire (DH) construction field activities.
Previous positions also included Lead Field Engineer (Civil) and Lead Resident Engineer. Six Sigma played a part in Kevin’s Bechtel background as he held a Project Master Black Belt position for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project and was the Six Sigma Deployment Coordinator/MBB/BB for Bechtel’s Communications Business Line.
Kevin earned his Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University.