Salt Lake City, UT

Position Desired

Nuclear Engineering
Anywhere in the U.S.



Nuclear waste and environmental program executive with extensive experience in the construction, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear facilities, chemical plants and mixed nuclear/hazardous waste treatment facilities. Nationally recognized by the Department of Energy and the Army for collaborative approaches to stakeholder negotiation, project management, troubled project turn-around, and for excellence in environmental project delivery. Fluent in French.


• Environmental Management • Project Controls/ Earned Value
• Nuclear Decommissioning • Nuclear Safety
• Federal GoCo Management • Contractor Oversight/Assurance
• Radiological Controls • Nuclear Waste Operations
• Nuclear Quality Assurance • Environment, Safety and Health


Pleasant Grove, Utah July 2010 to Present

Advanced contracting and strategic environmental services provider to technology start-up companies and corporate clients. An accomplished team of top executives, engineers and project leaders who tackle problems with a unique approach that combines design thinking with today’s best practices in sustainability, contaminated property management, environmental risk analytics, environmental asset optimization, waste management and quantitative performance optimization.

FEDERAL CONTRACTING: Prepared a GSA Schedule 70 contract proposal, negotiated the terms upon award, and developed the marketing documents for a start-up VoIP (Voice-over-Internet Protocol) $40M/yr telecommunications company.

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION: For a $200M class-action lawsuit, designed a test protocol to identify toxic contaminants in indoor attic dust. Linked a single chemical to a 17- child “cancer cluster”.

COOPER ZIETZ ENGINEERS (Native-American Owned) September 2013 to Present
Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant
1000 King Salmon Avenue
Eureka, CA 95503

Direct the civil works contract for the $1B project to decommission and complete environmental restoration of the Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant. In addition to the engineer-procure-construct (EPC) program, manage a deep slurry wall (180ft) being built to keep sea water out of the excavation while the radioactively-contaminated reactor “caisson” is removed, a project to decontaminate the spent fuel pool “in-the-wet” by divers, and a project to remove numerous alpha-contaminated reactor operations support buildings, cooling water canals and associated structures.

DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT: Achieved 30% diversity utilization on $170M in Civil Works contracts. Nominated as client's "Diversity Supplier of the Year".

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT: Prepared performance-based specifications for Spent Fuel Pool removal resulting in a 50% cost reduction and compressing project schedule by nearly a year.

EXECUTION OVERSIGHT: Developed a Contractor Oversight program including simplified procedures for authorizing Work Plans. Wrote new desk handbooks and provided staff training for Field Oversight and Invoice Review.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CORP. December 2010 to September 2013
21 Enterprise Parkway, Ste 150
Hampton, VA 23666 United States

Direct environmental permitting, earned value, cost controls, Federal property book, Federal records, schedule integration and performance/contract risk functions for the Army Chemical Materials Agency’s $3.2 billion Government-Owned/Contractor-Operated (GO/CO) Tooele Chemical Agent Destruction Facility nerve gas/chemical munitions and hazardous waste incinerator facility.

RISK MANAGEMENT: Implemented a risk-integrated schedule development process ("best credible") to enhance cooperation between the M&O contractor and the Army resulting the elimination of unnecessary performance contingencies and a $109M program savings.

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT: Developed risk-based alternatives and performance-based contract incentives for facility decommissioning accelerating closure by over 14 months and saving more than $305M.

PROJECT CONTROLS: Directed the M&O Contractor in establishing a $430M performance measurement baseline. Led a succession of Integrated Baseline Reviews of the Facility Closure Phase resulting in over $84M in unplanned budget being credited to the Government.

11620 Stark Road
Stockton, UT 84071 United States July 2006 to December 2010

Directed the earned value management system, cost and schedule status reporting, quality assurance, safety and environmental contractor assurance programs for the $125 million project to demobilize, demolish and complete environmental restoration of the Army’s CAMDS nerve gas R&D facility.

FINANCE: Resolved a 25 percent project cost over-run and 14 month schedule slip by leading an independent baseline review (IBR), contract revision negotiations, independent government cost estimate, and a project re-baseline negotiation.

EXECUTION: Directed a performance-based project management office transformation that resulted in a Secretary of the Army recommendation for the ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD (one of only four nationwide in 2010).

PROGRAM INTEGRATION: Wrote a “Process Based Leadership” project management handbook and implementing procedures, developed and implemented cost/scope/schedule project performance metrics, ISO 14001environmental management system, EPA QAMS quality assurance system and performance reporting system.

825 Jadwin Avenue
Richland, WA 99352 United States February 2001 to July 2006

Series: 0801 Pay Plan: GS Grade: 15
Directed Hanford’s ISO 14001-compliant Environmental Management System (EMS) across multiple GO/CO O&M Contractors and DOE Laboratories. Chief Compliance Officer responsible for a Federal-State Tri-Party Agreement (multi-agency RCRA/CERCLA environmental cleanup agreement), 64 RCRA Part B hazardous waste facility permits, 200 Clean Air Act permits and a site-wide NEPA program. Seventeen (17) direct reports and 200+ contract support personnel. Hand-selected by Inez Triay (EM-1) and assigned to serve a 1-year detail to DOE Headquarters as a Federal Project Director.

NEGOTIATION: Led negotiation with EPA Region 10 and Washington Department of Environmental Quality for the $1.2B closure of Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant accelerating completion from 2016 to 2009 and saving over $600M in life-cycle costs.

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT: Provided strategic direction and policy guidance for the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental Impact Statement. Addressed environmental justice, socioeconomic impacts, environment, cultural impacts, noise, and transportation issues associated with nuclear and...

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