By San Francisco Business Times

Colleen Layman, who manages the water treatment engineering group in Bechtel Corp.â¿¿s power division, won an award from the Society of Women Engineers.

Layman, who has written or been a co-author on 12 technical publications about water and wastewater treatment at power plants, won the SWE⿿s ⿿Emerging Leaders Award in Manufacturing and Construction⿝ for 2011.

San Francisco-based Bechtel Corp. has been involved in the Society of Women Engineers for nearly 20 years.

⿿This award means a lot to me because SWE is an important part of my career,⿝ said Layman.

Bechtel, a family owned business with 53,000 workers, was started in 1898. Riley Bechtel is its CEO.

Locally, Bechtel is part of the public-private coalition that manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Other members include URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) and the University of California.

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