President and Project Manager
John Eschenberg has 30 years of industry experience in a variety of highly regulated defense, commercial and government settings. He has demonstrated achievement in leading the execution of large-value environmental cleanup project portfolios, nuclear facility operations and multi-billion dollar, first-of-a-kind construction projects. John has a proven ability to build long-term relationships with internal and external stakeholders by establishing a high level of confidence and trust throughout the duration of some of the largest and most complex construction projects in the U.S.
He is presently the President and Project Manager of Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC where he leads the $7.1 billion contract. His team is responsible for the management of Hanford’s radioactive and hazardous waste tanks, in addition to integrating the site-wide efforts to initiate the tank waste treatment mission at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site. He is corporately aligned to AECOM’s Management Services Division as a Senior Vice President in the Nuclear and Environment strategic business unit.
Before joining AECOM, he worked as Director of Capital Projects and Infrastructure for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP where he was leading the firm’s third-party advisory efforts for new nuclear plant construction both domestically and internationally. He was also responsible for leading several advisory efforts for capital projects related to nuclear plant decommissioning, license transfer, dry fuel storage campaigns, and independent spent fuel storage installations. Eschenberg spent part of his career as a Senior Executive within the DOE while playing a lead role in managing large federal investments in science, national security and environmental remediation.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Maryland, is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Va., and the Executive Management Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2009, he was recognized as the Executive of the Year by the National Management Association.