Darren Utecht
Vice President, Safety, Health and Environmental
Relentless Ally since 2000

At Balfour Beatty, Darren is critical in developing and maintaining the firm's comprehensive safety, environmental and health plan and spearheading efforts to prevent incidents. As the vice president of safety, health and environmental, Darren works closely with project safety management teams to implement safe practices and training programs. He also reviews every safety incident in the firm and shares the knowledge across the business as a learning opportunity to avoid repeat incidents. 

Darren joined Balfour Beatty from a similar role at Heery International, a design and construction management firm previously owned by Balfour Beatty. Prior to starting his career in construction safety management, Darren served 20 years with the U.S. Air Force in special operations and later as a safety and health manager role.

Darren has a Bachelor of Science degree in workforce education and development from Southern Illinois University as well as an Associate of Applied Science degree in Safety and Aircraft System Maintenance Technology from Community College of the Air Force. He is a member of the National Safety Council and the American Society of Safety Engineers.