Steven J. Lawrence has served as Manager of NNSA's Nevada Field Office (NFO) since 2013. He is responsible for operation and maintenance of the 1,370-square-mile Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), as well as other facilities and sites across the U.S., to accomplish NNSA mission requirements in stockpile stewardship and management, nuclear test readiness, crisis management, nonproliferation, environmental management and stewardship, and other science and technology development areas. This complex employs over 4,000 people. The complex also executes a significant Strategic Partnership Programs mission, supporting such initiatives as threat reduction, first responder training and sensor development for the Department of Homeland Security.
He was previously the NFO's Deputy Manager, a role he took on in 2007.
Mr. Lawrence also served as the NFO's Assistant Manager for Site Operations. He was responsible for directing and overseeing the Facility Representative Program; site planning, development, and operational coordination; emergency management program; Facilities and Infrastructure Recapitalization Program; capital construction; maintenance of NNSS facilities, infrastructure, and equipment; and oversight of the Ten-Year Comprehensive Site Plan, designed to maintain and modernize the NNSS’s infrastructure and facilities.
From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Lawrence served as the Deputy Assistant Manager for Technical Services responsible for directing and overseeing NNSS’s environment, safety and health program; nuclear safety, security, and engineering; capital construction and project management; as well as management and maintenance of NNSS facilities and infrastructure. During his tenure, the NNSS Facility Representative Program was the first major Department of Energy office to have 100 percent fully qualified facility representatives. Prior to that position, Mr. Lawrence served as Director of Engineering in the Asset Management and Engineering divisions. Other positions he has held include Project Operations Team Leader, Underground Test Areas Project Manager and the Underground Test Areas Project Engineer.
Mr. Lawrence began his Federal career as an Engineering Intern. Prior to joining DOE, he was a Service Engineer associated with Atlas Wireline/Atlas International performing geophysical surveys across southern California.