Deputy Project Manager of Savannah River Site to Conduct Interviewing Workshop

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

SC State University’s Career Center presents David Olson, deputy project manager at Savannah River Remediation (SRR). Olson will conduct an interviewing workshop today from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Belcher Hall, Suite 250. During the workshop, engineering and technology students will learn effective interviewing skills. The interviews will be in 30-minute intervals.


Olson provides operational leadership for the Liquid Waste contract at Savannah River Site (SRS). His responsibilities include assuring that all safety and environmental regulations are strictly maintained, developing strategic execution plans that will maintain all liquid waste facilities, and ensuring delivery of the Department of Energy and other stakeholder project objectives.


Olson has held management positions at the SRS since 1981. Prior to his current position, he was executive vice president of Washington Savannah River Company. Before that, he served as Liquid Waste Operations manager where he was responsible for successfully executing and managing operational, project, construction and other business functions as required to deliver the SRS strategic mission objec­tives in Liquid Waste and associated areas.


Olson has more than 28 years of experience in government nuclear facilities. He has held positions of increasing line management responsibility, includ­ing assignments as the restart manager of Canyon, facility manager of several nuclear operations, and area project manager of high level waste operations. During these assignments, Olson gained subject matter expertise in human performance, readiness reviews and leadership development.


Olson is a winner of the 2003 Washington Group International (WGI) Lion’s Award for the Off-Spec Highly-Enriched Uranium Blend Down Project, and the 2006 WGI Energy & Environment Employee Development Award. He has also received the 2004 Secretary’s Excellence in Acquisition Award. In addition, Olson obtained the 2008 Executive of the Year Award by the Savannah River Chapter of the National Management Association.


For additional information about the Interviewing Workshop with David Olson, contact Sherry M. Michael at (803) 536-7031.