Bechtel announced today that Brian Reilly, a senior executive with 34 years of engineering, procurement, and construction experience, much of it in the nuclear power field, will become director of the Uranium Processing Facility project at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Reilly, a senior vice president in Bechtel’s government services unit, has served as the company’s nuclear power operations manager and led numerous nuclear projects from conceptual studies and design through all aspects of the project life cycle.
“Brian’s expertise and leadership in design, project execution, and delivery will be an invaluable asset,” said Craig Albert, president of government services. “He demonstrates our strong commitment to the project, and his experience will be critical as we work with our Department of Energy partners on the next phase.”
Reilly succeeds Carl Strock, a Bechtel executive and former commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who is retiring.
Reilly will join Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, a Bechtel-led company that was awarded a multiyear contract from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration to manage Y-12 and its sister facility, the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. These facilities help maintain the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.
The contract includes design and construction of the Uranium Processing Facility—an efficient and modern installation that will be designed and built to today’s safety standards, replacing aging Cold War-era buildings and serving as a key component of the national security mission.
Consolidated Nuclear Security’s members include Bechtel National, Inc., Lockheed Martin Services, Inc., ATK Launch Systems Inc., and SOC LLC, with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. as a teaming subcontractor.
Bechtel together with other organizations also manages and operates Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, research and development institutions that work hand-in-hand with Pantex and Y-12 on national security missions.