This vast infrastructure is important to the West and the Nation. Bruce's engineering and management experience will help keep this infrastructure safe while protecting our employees and the public.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) September 08, 2014
Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley has named Bruce C Muller, Jr. as the Director of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement. He will start his new position on September 21, 2014.
"Reclamation has built and managed dams to deliver water and power for more than 100 years," Pimley said. "This vast infrastructure is important to the West and the Nation. Bruce's engineering and management experience will help keep this infrastructure safe while protecting our employees and the public."
Muller will be responsible for a variety of Reclamation's risk management programs including Dam Safety, Safety and Occupational Health, Security, Law Enforcement and Emergency Planning and Operations. He will work closely with the Department of the Interior and Reclamation's Regional Directors to implement risk reduction and public protection actions at Reclamation facilities.
Becoming Director marks a return to SSLE for Muller, who served as Chief of the Dam Safety Office and then SSLE Deputy Director from 2000-2009. He then guided Reclamation's support of the Interior Information Technology Transformation effort before being named as Design, Estimating and Construction Oversight and Dam Safety Officer in 2012.
Muller graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in 1978 before joining Reclamation as a civil engineer. During his career at Reclamation he has worked as a new dam and dam modification design engineer and project manager, developed methodologies and guidelines for facilitating risk management, and implemented new technologies for dam analysis and design.
Muller earned his Master of Science in Civil Engineering/Water Resource Management from Colorado State University. He is also a graduate of the Department of the Interior's Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program.