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Jan Walstrom

Senior Vice President and Operations Director, U.S. Civilian Agencies

Joined CH2M
December 1992

Jan Walstrom serves as CH2M’s Senior Vice President and Operations Director for U.S. Civilian Agencies.

In this role, Jan is responsible for leading the company’s ability to align, execute and renew itself at a pace of play that results in sustained industry leadership, performance excellence and continuous improvement over time. The Enterprise Project Delivery function works collaboratively with all company operating units through targeted activities designed to improve the strategic, financial and operational performance of the enterprise as measured through achievement of identified client, business portfolio, financial and people outcomes.

With more than 25 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, Jan possesses a broad and diverse background from overall management of individual business unit profit and loss to program/project management associated with some of the world’s most challenging programs. She was an integral member of the Kaiser-Hill leadership team responsible for successfully closing the Department of Energy’s Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Complex in 2005. Jan also served in two different roles on the CLM Delivery Partner program leadership team responsible for planning and delivering the infrastructure and venues for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Most recently, Jan served as CH2M’s Chief Learning Officer, responsible for developing and leading implementation of the strategy for learning and development across the CH2M family of companies. Serving as member of the Human Resources leadership team, Jan was the principal interface with the firm’s executives for all learning, talent management and organizational development processes and activities.

Previously serving as CH2M’s Director of Program & Project Management, Jan led the development, implementation and stewardship of CH2M’s Program Management Framework, the enterprise platform (standards, systems, processes, means, methods and tools) for the management of all types of major projects/programs within the company’s markets worldwide. She was also responsible for the training and development of CH2M’s program and project managers.

Jan is a published author, conference presenter and panelist in the areas of sustainability, environmental management, program and project management, contract and financial management, risk management, business mentor-protégé relations, leadership development, and learning and organizational development.

Jan received her bachelor’s degree, with honors, in organismic biology from the University of Tulsa and completed graduate studies in botany from the University of Oklahoma.