Peter O’Konski is the Deputy Director of the Office of Legacy Management (LM) and provides leadership for DOE to continue to fulfill the Department’s post-closure responsibilities and ensure the future protection of human health and the environment. LM, established in 2003, is responsible for activities at sites where DOE’s mission has ended and active environmental cleanup is complete. Activities include long-term surveillance and maintenance, records management, benefits continuity, property management, land-use planning, and community assistance and engagement. Since inception, LM’s responsibilities have grown steadily from 33 sites to over 90, today.
Previously, Mr. O’Konski was Director of the Office of Administration where he was responsible for logistics and facility operations at the Forrestal and Germantown complexes as well as other mission-critical headquarters functions including facility operations, space management, safety and health, printing, media production, graphics, transportation, and international travel. Prior to this position, Mr. O’Konski was Director of Facility Policy and Professional Development within the Office of Engineering and Construction Management where he was responsible for development of DOE facility management policy, which emphasized maintenance, master planning, and life-cycle cost management of the Department's $100 billion real property portfolio. He also led the Department’s Project Management Career Development Program to include policy formulation, Certification Review Board activities, and course development.
Before joining the DOE, Mr. O’Konski was Chief Engineer at the Navy Public Works Center where he was responsible for all design and engineering services for Navy facilities in the Washington Capital Region. Prior to that position Mr. O’Konski served as the Utilities Director managing generation, distribution, and delivery of steam and chilled water from eight plants, as well as distribution of high-voltage electricity and water. As Utilities' Director, he implemented a Most Efficient Organization after successfully leading his Department through a Commercial Activities Study.
Mr. O’Konski holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Catholic University of America, a master's degree in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University. He is a licensed professional (mechanical) engineer (PE) in the State of Maryland, a certified energy manager (CEM), a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional (LEED-AP), and a certified cost engineer (CCE).