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Principal Associate Director - Capital Projects

As Principal Associate Director for Capital Projects, Michael Costas is responsible for institutional large-project construction and management and environmental cleanup functions.


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Michael Costas

Paul D. Henry, Principal Associate Director for Capital Projects

Michael Costas is the Principal Associate Director for Capital Projects.

Mike brings over 35 years of management, leadership, business development, and program development experience to the Principal Associate Directorate for Capital Projects (PADCAP).  Mike began his career with the Boeing Company where he held the positions of Manager and later Director of the Space Shuttle Main Engine Program.  In 2005 he joined United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne as Program Director for the Delta IV RS-68 Engine Program, and in 2006 became the Vice President of Quality and Mission Assurance for the Raytheon Corporation.  Mike joined Bechtel in 2011 as Corporate Manager for Quality and Six Sigma and in 2014 became the Manager of Quality and the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Functions at the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) Project in Richland, Washington.  He was later named President and General Manager of the Waste Treatment and Completion Company LLC, responsible for the startup and commissioning of WTP.  Mike was most recently a Principal Vice President for the Bechtel Nuclear, Security and Environmental (NS&E) Global Business Unit in Reston, Virginia.

Mike holds a bachelor's degree in business and management from Pepperdine University.