NWP is a company led by AECOM in partnership with B&W Technical Services Group and AREVA Federal Services and is responsible for the Energy Departmentâ€™s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.
Covert will succeed Phil Breidenbach, who will return to AECOM to oversee other DOE and nuclear projects, AECOM said Thursday.
â€œBruce is a proven leader in the nuclear industry with extensive experience in the DOE market,â€ said John Vollmer, president of management services group at AECOM and an inductee into Executive Mosaicâ€™s Wash100 for 2017.
Covert is a three-decade nuclear industry veteran who previously served as project director for waste management projects at U.K.-based Dounreay Site Restoration.
He also worked at Washington Closure Hanford as project director for environmental, safety, health and quality at DOEâ€™s Hanford site.
Covert is a former member of the National Low Level Waste Program Board in the U.K.