May 2019

Conduct of Engineering Assessment at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments, within the independent Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), performed an assessment of the conduct of engineering at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The purpose of this assessment was to evaluate the effectiveness of engineering processes and programs implemented by the facility contractor, Battelle Memorial Institute. EA performed this assessment from February 25 through March 14, 2019. This report discusses the scope, background, methodology, results, and conclusions of the assessment, as well as the opportunities for improvement identified by the assessment team.