The Safety Working Group (SWG) is chartered to assist member companies in attaining and maintaining the highest levels of safety and regulatory performance in the operation of DOE/NNSA facilities/projects. The SWG achieves this by:
- Seeking out, developing, and promoting best management and operating practices
- Facilitating the exchange of operating experiences and information on safety/regulatory programs and their effectiveness, as well as designing studies and developing position and technical papers to inform DOE/NNSA regulations and directives processes where appropriate
- Providing DOE/NNSA and member companies with access to a network of subject matter experts
- Identifying opportunities to save and/or avoid costs in the implementation of their safety and regulatory programs
- Assisting member companies in implementing effective safety and regulatory programs through peer reviews and consultations
- Arranging for training and awareness workshops to enhance the competency of safety professionals
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EFCOG Sponsoring Directors
Bob Wilkinson is the president of Mission Support Alliance (MSA), a joint venture with Leidos and Centerra Group. Bob has 25 years of experience at Hanford and leads the MSA team, providing a broad range of site and infrastructure services to the Department of Energy and other contractors at the Hanford Site.
Formerly the chief operating officer at MSA, he has a wealth of experience working with site services and the Hanford contractors, providing integrated support to maximize efficiencies. Prior to joining MSA in 2015, he served as the manager of Environment, Safety, Health and Quality at Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), responsible for environmental protection, safety and health, security and emergency services, radiological controls, quality assurance, contractor assurance and vapor recovery support, as well as having acted as their chief operating officer and the manager of Base Operations. His professional background has included managing nuclear and high-risk industrial facilities, demolition of facilities, remediation of waste sites, and surveillance and maintenance of 530 waste sites, nine nuclear facilities and 150 radiological/industrial facilities at Hanford.
Bob’s tenure at Hanford has afforded him with the opportunity to work in all aspects of operations – tanks farms, operating nuclear facilities with emphasis on waste packaging and treatment, project management, environmental compliance, construction management, engineering, quality assurance, emergency response, and radiological control — and all phases of project execution, ranging from early startup to commissioning.
Bob graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and earned a master’s degree in business administration from Eastern Oregon University.
Jack R. Craig, Jr. currently serves as the Vice President, Strategic Programs for Atkins Nuclear Secured, in Aiken, South Carolina. In this role he supports the growth and success of Atkins Nuclear Secured and SNC Lavalin’s global nuclear business. He leads the development and implementation of growth strategies, conducts performance evaluations of operations, and participates on strategic project governance boards with the aim of enhancing the safe and efficient delivery of contractual commitments.
Prior to his current position with Atkins, Mr. Craig served over 30 years in high-level technical, management and executive leadership positions both at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters and DOE field offices. Many of these positions have been associated with environmental cleanup activities at former nuclear weapons production facilities throughout the DOE Complex.
Mr. Craig served as the Manager of the DOE Savannah River Operations Office (SR) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, South Carolina, from May 2015 through February 2018. As DOE-SR Manager, Mr. Craig was responsible for one of the Department’s most diverse and complex missions, overseeing management and operations of the vast Savannah River Site covering 310 square miles, a workforce of over 11,000 federal and contractor staff and an annual budget of over $2 billion. He led the Site’s Environmental Management (EM) program which includes: treatment and disposition of High Level Radioactive (HLW) liquid waste, the closure of underground HLW tanks, the disposition of legacy plutonium and uranium materials, consolidation and safe interim storage of excess plutonium and spent nuclear fuel in support of national defense and nuclear nonproliferation priorities, remediation of soil and groundwater, and facility decontamination and decommissioning efforts across the Site. Additionally, Mr. Craig had overall leadership of the Savannah River National Laboratory, EM’s national laboratory and the Site’s multi-program applied research and development laboratory, focused in the areas of nuclear and homeland security, clean energy, and environmental stewardship.
Previously, Mr. Craig served as the Director of DOE’s Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 2004-2015, leading an organization that provides business and technical support to the entire DOE-EM complex in the areas of project management, financial services, cost estimating, intergovernmental communications, legal services, property and records management and technical services. In this position he was also responsible for executing all new acquisitions and contracting for DOE’s EM program. During this time the EMCBC served as the Acquisition Center for the $6 billion/annual DOE-EM Program.
From January 2014 through December 2014, Mr. Craig took on the added executive leadership roles of Acting Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for DOE-EM and Senior Advisor for the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management at DOE-Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Earlier in his career, from 2000-2004, Mr. Craig served as the Deputy Manager of the DOE Ohio Field Office where he was responsible for the management, cleanup and restoration of five separate DOE facilities (Fernald, Mound, Battelle-Columbus and Ashtabula) and the West Valley Demonstration Project in New York. From 1995-2000, he was the Site Manager of the Fernald Environmental Management Project, EM’s first major closure project, and responsible for the management of all facilities decommissioning, radioactive materials management, environmental restoration, and public involvement.
Before joining DOE, he managed environmental projects at Department of Defense facilities for General Dynamics Corporation and he also held various positions with the Naval Sea Systems Command.
Mr. Craig entered the Federal Senior Executive Service in September 1999. In 2009, Mr. Craig received the Senior Executive Service Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive and in 2015 received the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguish Executive.
Mr. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Ohio State University and an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT Sloan School of Management. He and his wife, Marybeth, reside in Aiken, South Carolina.
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