Bill Rutherford is a retired professional civil and structural engineer, business owner and Army Veteran. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, he served as an Officer in the Army Corps of Engineers.
In the 1980s, Bill worked as a construction manager for Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation. He was later the Chief Planner for the Beaver Valley II power station near Pittsburgh, where he was responsible for planning the work for approximately 7,000 workers. The annual budget was $280 million.
In the 1990s, Bill worked for the Department of Energy in Hanford, WA. While serving as the Division Director for the Office of Integration and Planning, his division published the first Hanford Integrated Planning Document, which served as the scientific basis for prioritizing the nuclear waste cleanup work that continues to this day. Hanford employed approximately 18,000 people at that time, with an annual budget of $1.8 billion. While serving as the Division Director for the Site Infrastructure Division, his division was nationally recognized three times for their efforts in significantly reducing government overhead cost. Bill retired from DOE in 1998.
From 2001 to 2010 he managed his own Forensic/Consulting Engineering Business.
Bill and his wife Susan live in Meridian, ID. They have three children and ten grandchildren. They enjoy traveling, hiking and music. He is presently a Volunteer Medicare Counselor for Idaho’s SHIBA program.