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 Department'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.
“Bruce is a proven leader in the nuclear industry with extensive experience in the DOE market,“ said John Vollmer, president of management services group at AECOM and an inductee into Executive Mosaic'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 DOE's Hanford site.
Covert is a former member of the National Low Level Waste Program Board in the U.K.