March 18 & 19, 2024  –  AT&T Hotel & Conference Center Austin, Texas


EPC Operations Manager, Renewable & Clean Power, Bechtel

TOPIC: Using tech for better and faster renewables construction 

Texas, US, is expected to install more than 4 GW of solar capacity over the next five years to lead the nation. But to meet this challenge, developers not only have to build more, but they must build large-scale facilities faster and better than ever before. This talk explores how Bechtel is using digital delivery to rise to this energy transition challenge at its Texas solar projects. Its innovation offers both a glimpse into how technology aids engineering and construction now, and a prediction of how more renewable energy projects could be built more efficiently in the future.  


Kelley is the EPC Operations Manager of Renewable & Clean Power for Bechtel in North America.  In this role she is responsible for leading the customer engagement and business development strategy as well as overseeing and managing project execution and delivery performance in the North American solar, onshore wind and battery energy storage business. 

Prior to this assignment, Kelley managed Bechtel’s first utility scale solar project in more than a decade, lead our telecommunications and smart infrastructure business, and was the project manager for one of the largest and most recent fibre buildouts undertaken in the US.  

Kelley joined Bechtel in 2000 and has led business development, project management and commercial and supply chain efforts for communications, renewable, thermal and nuclear power projects.  She has also served as executive assistant to the president of the power global business unit, certified as a master blackbelt, and managed the power global business unit’s Six Sigma program.  

Kelley holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.