Thomas Johnson Jr. (Deputy Manager)

Thomas Johnson, Jr. was appointed as the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) Deputy Manager in September 2018. He has broad executive leadership responsibilities for approximately $1.5 billion in annual operating and construction activities at SRS covering environmental stewardship, nuclear materials processing and disposition, all business-related functions at SRS, and previously served as Fee Determination Official and Authorizing Official for Cyber Security related issues. Mr. Johnson served as the SRS Associate Deputy Manager from May 2015 to September 2018 and was responsible for all business-related functions at SRS, which include: human resources; organizational culture, safety and quality assurance; budget formulation and implementation; project planning, management, and integration; and award of new contracts and contract administration. Mr. Johnson entered the Senior Executive Service under a limited-term appointment in June 2011 and became a career member in November 2012.

Prior to this assignment and his return to SRS, Mr. Johnson served as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management at DOE Headquarters from 2012 - 2015. His responsibilities included overseeing the award and execution of major contracts (valued at greater than $25 million) and the application of sound project management techniques to ensure the complete and safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research at DOE sites throughout the United States.

Mr. Johnson’s early federal career service included positions in engineering, design, construction, and project management with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its Charleston, South Carolina, office (1981 - 1992). Joining DOE, he served as a Remedial Project Manager at the Savannah River Site (1992 - 2006), then as a Federal Project Director at the DOE Energy Technology Engineering Center located near Simi Valley, California (2007 - 2009), before taking over the role of Deputy Director and then Director of the $6 billion Environmental Management (EM) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Program at DOE Headquarters (2009 - 2012). Under his guidance and technical expertise, EM achieved significant acceleration in its cleanup program through the ARRA Program at the 18 recipient sites and ultimately reduced its environmental contamination footprint by 690 square miles.

Mr. Johnson obtained both a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Earth and Environmental Resource Management from the University of South Carolina. He is a certified Federal Project Director, Contracting Officer Representative, Registered Environmental Manager, and a Senior Site Technical Safety Manager. He and his wife, Christina, have six adult children and reside in Lexington, South Carolina.