The Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG) Training Working Group (TWG) is chartered to leverage the expertise and experience of contractors to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The purpose of the TWG is to ensure complex wide collaboration and integration to attain and maintain the highest levels of training, reduce redundant training and assist in improving performance in the operation of DOE facilities and projects.
EFCOG Sponsoring Directors
As Business Manager and Chief Financial Officer for Savannah River Remediation LLC, Sandra Fairchild is responsible for all aspects of financial, procurement, contract, information technology and budget management affecting SRR, the Liquid Waste Contractor located at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The current contract value is $3.1 billion.
Ms. Fairchild has over 28 years of diversified experience in the fields of technical planning and controls management, procurement, contracts administration, accounting, earned value management, pension and benefits administration, information technology including cyber security, risk management and governmental negotiations. She is licensed by the state of South Carolina as a certified public accountant.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Fairchild was Chief Financial Officer for Washington Savannah River Company (WSRC) Liquid Waste contract and Management and Operations organizations. In these positions, her responsibilities involved the oversight of $1 billion annual operating programs with highly diverse missions.
During her career, she has held positions of increasing financial management responsibilities, including WSRC Operations Business Unit controller, with responsibilities for financial oversight of $500 million construction projects, and WSRC Closure Business Unit controller, where she had responsibilities for financial oversight of Environmental Management and National Nuclear Security Administration programs.
Prior to working at SRS, Ms. Fairchild was senior auditor for the South Carolina State Auditors Office. In that capacity, she had responsibility for oversight of companies receiving federal or state funding.
Ms. Fairchild is an honorary lifetime member of the Aiken Junior Women’s Club, a member of the Aiken High School Booster Club and serves as Treasurer for the Aiken Technical College Foundation.
- College of Charleston Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
- Certified Public Accountant
Effective September 27, 2014, Dyan Foss is the global managing director of CH2M HILL’s Nuclear Sector in the Environment & Nuclear Market where she is responsible for delivering CH2M HILL’s outstanding service and streamlined delivery excellence to our commercial and public sector nuclear customers worldwide. Dyan Foss has more than 24 years of program management experience in nuclear and hazardous waste cleanup.
Most recently, Dyan Foss provided leadership and support to all of CH2M HILL’s cleanup projects in North America including the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) in her role as Senior Vice President of CH2M HILL’s North America and Asia Liabilities Management business. She was also responsible for client interface, project and technical issue resolution and for multi-site resource allocation, and managed project delivery for our NNSA business.
Previously, Ms. Foss was the Deputy Managing Director for the Dounreay Nuclear Decommissioning Program in Scotland, U.K.
She also managed the soil and groundwater remediation project at the Hanford nuclear site in Richland, Washington for 4 years, where she was responsible for managing a $300M annual budget within the soil and groundwater lifecycle contract costs of $1.2B, and more than 650 staff. She was responsible for the remediation of approximately 80 square miles of groundwater contamination across the Hanford site, which involved the operation of 6 pump and treat system, 2 passive barriers and extensive use of the Remedial Process Optimization tool to achieve difficult regulatory targets set primarily due to the site’s proximity to the Columbia River
Dyan’s previous roles include working as the British Nuclear Group Head of Program Delivery End State at Sellafield Nuclear Reprocessing Site in England, U.K.; senior management integrator, project manager and negotiator at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site; and quality assurance manager at various sites including the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Education and Professional Affiliations
- Bachelor’s of Science, Geology, University of Idaho, Idaho
- Project Management Institute, Project Management Professional, Certification 37277
- Registered Professional Geologist, Wyoming No. PG-2759
- Registered Professional Geologist, Nebraska No. G-0084
- International Society of Explosives Engineers
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