Deputy Director, Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments

David Young is the Deputy Director of the Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments within the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA). The office is responsible for implementing an independent assessment program to evaluate environmental, nuclear safety, worker safety and health, and emergency management programs across the DOE complex.  Prior to joining EA, Mr. Young served as a Senior Technical Safety Manager and as Assistant Manager of Programs and Projects, and in other critical leadership positions, including Deputy Assistant Manager of Nuclear Safety and Engineering, with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Production Office. 

Mr. Young has been working in the nuclear industry since 1985 and has diverse experience within the DOE/NNSA complex with a focus on facility and human performance evaluation and improvement.  He served as Nuclear Safeguards Program Manager, Nuclear Safety Engineer, and in other assignments within the DOE complex, including at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Savannah River Site, Y-12 National Security Complex, and Pantex Plant.  His early career experience was in the commercial nuclear power industry. 

Mr. Young holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.