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ETEC Meeting: Brian Reilly, UPF Project Director
January 15, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
CNS Vice President & Project Director
Uranium Processing Facility
Brian Reilly is the Vice President & Project Director for the Uranium Processing Facility for Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC. In this role, he is responsible for directing all CNS activities associated with this $6.5 billion facility that will replace World War II era production facilities at the Y12 complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also a Senior Vice President with Bechtel, one of the world’s leading engineering and construction companies.
Mr. Reilly has 35 years of engineering, procurement, construction and project management experience and has been a consistent leader in the nuclear power industry. His previous positions with Bechtel Corporation span the spectrum of services from project engineering to management of the entire engineering, procurement and construction scope of major projects, including supervision of field work and management of start-up activities.
Before coming to Y-12 in 2014, Mr. Reilly was the manager of operations for Bechtel Nuclear Power contracts worldwide, encompassing operating plant services, major modifications and new generation. Under his direction, Bechtel maintained industry leadership and sustained nuclear construction capabilities, even during an overall downturn in industry demand.
Previously Mr. Reilly was the Project Director responsible for the engineering, procurement and start-up scope on the Browns Ferry Unit 1 Restart Project. His team worked with Tennessee Valley Authority to streamline engineering, procurement and construction processes and deliver the project on time and under budget. This was the first time a nuclear reactor had gone online in more than a decade, and it was selected as Project of the Year by Power Engineering magazine.
Mr. Reilly holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Rutgers University. He is a member of the Engineers Without Borders-USA Corporate Leadership Council, Chairman of the Rutgers University School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board, past Chairman of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Supplier Advisory Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the East Tennessee Economic Council, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, TN.