Ashur R. Michael, P.E.

Mr. Michael has over 38 years of experience in Engineering and Construction management for Government and Private Sector Projects. He has specialized experience in managing the Engineering Design/Construction for uranium mill tailing, burial grounds, disposal facilities, and civil engineering designs for nuclear power plants and refineries.

Mr. Michael managed the remedial design for remediation of over 100,000,000 tons of contaminated materials that involved over 25 disposal facilities/encapsulation cells and cleanup of Columbia River, Spokane River, Genesee River, Green River, Carquinez Strait, and San Francisco Bay.

Professional Experience

Washington Closure Hanford LLC
Richland, Washington
2005 – January 2008

Project Engineer: Responsible for managing all technical activities for the Waste Operation Project, including the oversight of the design for the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF).

Bechtel Hanford, Inc. 
Richland, Washington

Project Engineering Manager: Responsible for management of the engineering and environmental activities for the DOE’s Remedial Action and Waste Disposal Project. Work scope included design and assessment regulatory and compliance remediation of contaminated site, transportation and disposal of waste at ERDF, and detailed design and construction of ERDF expansion. Overall duties included managing of all design, regulatory, compliance, procurement, technical oversight of the construction activities and the DOE regulators interface.

Task Manager: Responsible for managing the design, construction, expansion, transportation, and disposal for the DOE’s ERDF. This facility is designed and constructed to receive low level radioactive and hazardous waste generated from remediation of the Hanford Site.

Bechtel Environmental
San Francisco, California

Project Manager/ Project Engineer: Managed remedial design, decontamination, demolition, and site closure for G.E Stanford Ave, FMC Richmond, Shell Martinez Pond Closure, Savannah River Landfill, and G.E. Spokane Projects. The scope of the work included vitrification of over 10,000 tons of PCB contaminated soil and the removal and disposal of over 20,000 tons of contaminated soil, concrete, and building materials. It also included excavation, solidification, and backfill of areas over 150 acres. 

Project Manager: Managed ARCO formerly Sinclair Refinery Super-Fund Landfill Project in New York. Responsible for the design and preparation of bid documents for construction of an embankment for protection from flooding of the Genesee River. Engaged in legal negotiation with the EPA and coordination with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in support of ARCO. 

Project Engineer: Responsible for clean up of 9 contaminated sites within Richmond Refinery California under the Waste Discharge Order Project (WDO).

Morrison Knudsen Engineers
San Francisco, California

Task Lead:  Responsible for DOE’s Uranium Mill Tailing Remedial Action Plan (UMTRA) for the Ambrosia Lake Site in New Mexico, the Green River site in Utah. Responsibilities included engineering design and preparation of contract documents for the cleanup and stabilization of these sites as well as the coordination of all cleanup activities involving the DOE, NRC, the states of New Mexico, Utah and other engineering companies.

Bechtel Petroleum, Inc.
San Francisco, California

Project Engineer: Site development for the Qasim Refinery Project, Saudi Arabia. Responsible for managing all engineering, procurement, and construction activities for the preparation of contract packages for the grassroots refinery. Scope of the work included eight million cubic meters of earthwork, installation of 60 miles of underground piping (2 to 60 inch diameter), and 20,000 cubic meters of concrete and roads for a cost of $200 million.

Civil/structural Group Supervisor: Chevron Refinery projects in Richmond, California. Supervised a group of 22 engineers and designers for these projects that involved clean-up of hazardous waste ponds and tank farm areas, design of impound basins, slurry wall studies, embankments, utility lines, and miscellaneous refinery clean-up and modification projects. Responsibilities included preparation of contract documents (drawings and specifications), bid evaluation, scheduling, budgeting, cost estimates, and manpower forecasting. 

Bechtel Power Corporation
San Francisco, California

Senior Engineer: Responsible for designing the emergency cooling system (spray pond) and category I underground piping for Limerick Nuclear Power Plant.

Engineer: Engaged in design of circulating water system, railroads, and earthwork for Pebble Springs Nuclear Power Plant.

Designer: Engaged in design of grading, U/G piping, and Roads for Mendocino Nuclear Power Plant.

Bechtel Refinery and Chemical 
San Francisco, California

Designer: Performed civil design for ARCO, Chevron, and Weyerhaeuser Projects.

Education, Certification, and Professional Affiliation 

•    B.S., Civil Engineering

•    HND, Engineering Surveying

•    Professional Engineer, Wisconsin, No. 21645

•    Licensed General Engineering Contractor, Hawaii (Bechtel’s RME 1993-2000)

•    Licensed General Engineering and Building Contractor, California (1990-1994)

•    Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)​

•    Honor Award: The status of Life Member of American Society of Civil Engineers  


Bechtel Corporation

Bechtel Hanford, Inc
Bechtel Environmental
Bechtel Petroleum, Inc
Bechtel Power Corporation
Bechtel Refinery and Chemical

Washington Closure Hanford

Morrison Knudsen Engineers