Jerry O’Leary is the Contact-Handled Transuranic Waste (CH-TRU) Program Manager for Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B). He has 33 years of program and project management leadership experience. He assures activities associated with CH-TRU follow procedural and regulatory compliance and is responsible for ensuring all activities and operations are performed safely and deliberately.
Jerry was formerly Head of Decommissioning and Waste Management for the Whiteshell Facility of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) where he managed deactivation and demolition, waste management, nuclear and non-nuclear operations, engineering, maintenance, and services for the deactivation and decommissioning of research and development facilities associated with the high temperature CANDU reactor (WR-1).
Before CNL, he was Vice President of Waste Management for CH2M Hill’s Nuclear Group, overseeing waste management operations for projects such as Nevada Test Site, Hanford Plateau Remediation Company, West Valley Demonstration Project, Idaho Cleanup Project, Savannah River Site, and others.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in geology from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in environmental policy and management from University of Denver and a master’s degree in environmental sciences and policy from Johns Hopkins University. He is a Registered Professional Geologist and active member of the Geological Society of America.
N3B manages the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Environmental Management’s, Los Alamos Field Office. N3B is a limited liability company owned by HII Nuclear, a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), and BWX Technologies.