Pamela (Pam) Marks is the Federal Project Director for the Salt Waste Processing Facility Project Office (SWPFPO) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, SC. Ms. Marks has more than 30 years of experience working in the nuclear industry managing and operating large manufacturing and technical services operations for the commercial nuclear industry and the U.S. Government.
As Federal Project Director, Ms. Marks provides executive leadership to project execution, contract management and oversight of all contractor and Federal activities associated with the project’s planning and implementation. The SWPF is a one- of- a-kind facility that upon completion will treat the highly radioactive portion of salt waste stored in underground tanks at SRS. This critical cleanup facility directly supports DOE’s priority to safely and expeditiously empty and close waste tanks to reduce risk.
Most recently, Ms. Marks served as the Vice President of Assurance and Operational Excellence with Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group. In this role, she was responsible for applying consistent, disciplined technical and operational standards across B&W’s $2.2B government portfolio and managing corporate initiatives for implementing cost savings and operational efficiencies.
Prior to this position, she worked as the Deputy Principal Associate Director of Operations and Business at Lawrence Livermore National Security. There she oversaw and administered a budget of $190M and a staff of 1,775. She directed activities for the development and implementation of Lab-wide policies and goals affecting nuclear and nonnuclear operations, infrastructure management, business systems, procurement, human resources, and finance.
Ms. Marks has also held key management positions at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. There she served as Director of various divisions, including: Uranium Manufacturing Modernization, Engineering and Technology, and Enriched Uranium Operations Restart.
Her career began with Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations group where she spent 17 years before going on to be named Project Manager for the Rocky Flats Environmental Remediation Project. There she was responsible for the stabilization and packaging of 60 metric tons of plutonium-contaminated nuclear waste for shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Ms. Marks holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Administration from George Washington University. She is a registered Project Management Professional.
Ms. Marks resides in Aiken, South Carolina.