Project Delivery Working Group

June 2019 EFCOG General Session/PDWG Board Meeting Presentation/Hanford Face-To-Face May 2019 Meeting

Project Delivery Working Group Approved FY19 Annual Work Plan


The Project Delivery Working Group (PDWG) is chartered to leverage the expertise and experience of DOE’s contractors to address challenges and achieve improvements in project delivery across the complex. The PDWG’s purpose is to seek out, promote, and share the best practices and processes for successful project delivery at DOE facilities. This will be achieved through contractor subject matter experts and professionals from across the complex, working together and in partnership with DOE to strengthen and advance the development, management, and delivery of projects (and project-like activities) in support of DOE missions. The PDWG’s portfolio includes those broad-based, interrelated elements across the project lifecycle critical to successful delivery. Areas of focus include:

  • Acquisition strategy and planning
  • Earned value management
  • Cost estimating and scheduling
  • Management of complex projects
  • Integration of safety into the design process and other technical processes
  • Contract alignment and incentives
  • Start-up and commissioning

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Amy D. Basche, Chair

Chair Mission Support AllianceChief Operations Officer

Ray Geimer

Vice Chair CH2M Plateau Remediation Company

Craig T Hewitt

Working Group Coordinator Washington River Protection Solutions

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EFCOG Sponsoring Directors

Robert (Bob) Miklos

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Idaho National LaboratoryDirector, Production Facilities & TSDFs, Material Fuels Complex

Robert Miklos is the director of Production Facilities and TSDF’s at Idaho National Laboratory’s Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC). He has more than 30 years of experience in disciplined operations of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities, start-up and testing, integrated safety management, spent fuel management, waste management and project management of large-scale and complex projects. He is responsible for safe and efficient operations, maintenance and project activities within the Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF) nuclear facility, Treatment Storage and  Disposal Facilities (TSDF), BEA Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC)facilities , and Remote Handled Low Level Waste Disposal Facility (RHLLW) . Prior to joining the INL community, he spent 18 years in large-scale commercial construction, capital asset projects and DOD construction, overhaul and refueling, defueling and decommissioning experience when employed by Newport News Shipbuilding and its subsidiary company, Newport News Reactor Services. He is a Director on the Energy Facilities Contractors Group (EFCOG) Board of Directors, previous chair of the (EFCOG) Project Delivery Working Group (PDWG), INL representative on Network of National Laboratories for Environmental Management and Stewardship (NNLEMS) and holds undergraduate degrees in engineering from Pennsylvania State University and Old Dominion University. He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Stanford University Certified Project Manager (SCPM).

Karen Wiemelt

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Director Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.Senior Vice President and General Manager, North American Nuclear


Karen Wiemelt is the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the North
American Nuclear Business Unit leading Jacobs’ work for the U.S. Department of
Energy and the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL). In this role, she is
responsible for the operations, sales, business growth, talent development and
financial performance of the business unit. She serves on several boards providing
oversight and governance of DOE EM, NNSA and AECL projects. Additionally, she
currently serves on the EFCOG Board of Directors and is Co-EFCOG Sponsoring
Director of the Project Delivery Working Group.

With more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry, Ms. Wiemelt is a
recognized leader with expertise in the areas of program management,
environmental remediation, and strategic planning. She has served in numerous
roles of increasing responsibility across the Complex and at corporate.

Ms. Wiemelt received her BS in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining from
the Colorado School of Mines. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State
of Colorado and is certified as a Project Management Professional.


Norbert Doyle

DOE Sponsor U.S. Department of Energy Work 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington DC 20585 US Work Phone: (202) 287-5591

Steering Committee

Rick M Millikin

Mission Support AllianceChief Financial Officer, Vice President of Business Integration and Operations Work P.O. Box 650, MSIN H1-30 Richland WA 99352 Work Phone: (509) 376-3907

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Paul Bosco

DOE Liaison

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Acquisitions and Contracts Subgroup

Project Controls Subgroup

 Project Management Subgroup

Start-up, Testing, and Commissioning Subgroup

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