As the Chief Engineer, Mr. Peter W. Mueller oversees a central support organization providing planning, design, construction and overall management of Architect of the Capitol (AOC) projects. Responsibilities include project development; oversight of enterprise asset management; architecture and engineering design; project and construction management; in-house construction, preservation, sustainability and energy management; and the acquisition of design and construction services for the AOC including the U.S. Capitol, House office buildings, Senate office buildings, Library of Congress and other jurisdictional facilities.
Before joining the AOC in 2016, Mr. Mueller was the Vice President for Parsons Corporation in Washington, D.C. From 2009 to 2015, he served as the Deputy Program Manager for a $977 million contract with the United States Marine Corps, delivering realistic training range villages throughout the United States and then as the Program Manager for a $250 million base operations and support contract providing operations and maintenance, facilities engineering and logistics support to an intelligence community agency campus in Virginia.
Mr. Mueller has over 30 years of public and private sector experience in engineering, construction, and project and program management. Following service in three Infantry Divisions, Mr. Mueller's major command and staff experience included Congressional Staff Officer in the Pentagon and Army Congressional Fellow on Capitol Hill; Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Army; Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District in South Carolina; Engineer Colonel’s Assignment Officer at U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Virginia; and culminated with the rank of Colonel and service as the Commander and District Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District where he oversaw the execution of Military Construction, Civil Works and Environmental Programs in excess of $2 billion annually.
Mr. Mueller began his professional career as an Army Engineer Officer after graduating from Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1983. Throughout his 27-year Army career he served in numerous command and staff positions in Europe, Southwest Asia and the United States. Mr. Mueller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from The University of Utah, a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a certified Project Management Professional.
Along with numerous military awards, including the Legion of Merit (three awards) and Bronze Star Medal; he earned the Army Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and Ranger Tab. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in 2009 and is a Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers.