Lee Bernstein • Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bernstein has more than 40 years of experience in all facets of project management, project controls, engineering, and construction. He is a proactive leader who maintains a high level of client and corporate satisfaction through accurate goal definition and problem assessment, teaming, and effective implementation of practical management and information solutions. Mr. Bernstein is a leader in the energy community and founding member of the ETEBA business organization. He has provided written and verbal expert testimony regarding management of over $12B of engineering and construction. He is published and has lectured on program management domestically and internationally.
David O’Flynn, PE • President
Mr. O’Flynn has over 35 years of diverse experience in leadership positions, project management, design, and construction, with emphasis in high technology and nuclear projects. He has a successful record of delivering high quality projects on time and within budget. His extensive experience and expertise focus on conducting independent reviews of complex projects and programs. David has successfully established and managed multidiscipline project teams in multiple locations and offices with full profit and loss responsibility. He joined SMSI in 2003 and assumed the President role in 2019. David has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tulane University, an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech, and is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Matthew Nuckols, PMP • Executive Vice President
Mr. Nuckols has more than 25 years of experience in project and program management, operations, engineering and construction. Prior to joining SMSI, Matt held various roles within the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and in commercial projects spanning industries such as mining and metals, telecommunications, and infrastructure. Known for building and leading high-performance teams, he skillfully manages programs and projects for complex customer requirements. Matt has been responsible for leading integration of capital project design and execution with ongoing high-hazard facility operations and critical mission work at multiple DOE sites. Matt has a BS in civil engineering from Colorado State University.
Stan Call, CPA • Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Call has over 40 years of experience and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. For six years he worked for Ernst & Ernst, an international accounting and management firm. He performed audits for banks, universities, and manufacturing. Mr. Call supervised audit and tax work in the banking, excavation, and services industries. During his time with SMSI, he has managed large contracts with Sandia National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory. His financial analysis reaches into the handling of tax, accounting, finance, and payroll functions for SMSI. Stan accepted the position of CFO in September 2019.
Nick Perry • Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Perry’s has more than 35 years experience in Acquisition Services Management, Contract Management, Business Management, Business Development, and Supply Chain Management. He held senior positions at Bechtel (30 years) and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is versed in all aspects of Government Contracting with an in-depth knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and a strong knowledge and understanding of Procurement and Contracts Processes and Procedures. Mr. Perry has experience on large Institutional Programs that has given him a broad understanding in working and balancing processes and procedures between project work and institutional requirements. He has led and managed Procurement and Contracting Professionals for over 25 years. Nick holds a BS, Business Administration, Bristol University.
Amy Nuckols • Vice President, Business Operations, and Chief Information Officer
Ms. Nuckols has more than 20 years of experience in Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration enterprise, with expertise in Information Technology and Cyber Security. Her management and technical experience include operations and service delivery for both classified and unclassified systems; cybersecurity program management; risk-based frameworks; and, system assessment and authorization. Amy has deployed new technologies, systems processes, and training programs for users and service delivery teams. She has led assurance programs to evaluate and report performance transparently to stakeholders and ensure compliance. Amy holds an MBA from the University of New Mexico and a BS from the University of the South.
Peter Lujan, PE • Vice President, Los Alamos Operations
Mr. Lujan has over 40 years of combined experience in management, engineering, design, procurement, and construction. His management experience includes multidiscipline team management, project management, coordination, client interface, construction inspection, construction technical support, and preparation of project scope, budgets, and schedule. Mr. Lujan’s experience includes the investigation, planning, and development of contract documents for the various project phases including management and oversight of subcontractors. His duties include responsibility for the day-to-day direction of various numbers of engineers and designers engaged in performing technical work.
Mr. Allen has more than 39 years of DOE experience in multidisciplinary program management, nuclear operations, environmental restoration, engineering, and construction of capital projects, including rising to the prestigious Senior Executive Service (SES). His career has focused on projects with budgets up to $1B including baseline management and control, project management, and regulatory compliance including ER, D&D, D&R, and S&M activities. Mr. Allen lead critical high-visibility projects at multiple DOE locations because of his leadership and technical acumen resulting in multiple awards for superior achievement. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering (Nuclear emphasis) from the University of Kentucky. He is a licensed PE in KY and is a Registered Environmental Manager (REM). He has extensive Safety Basis, ES&H, QA, and Accident Investigation training.
Michael Nosbisch, CCP PSP FAACE • Director, Project Controls
Mr. Nosbisch has more than 30 years of experience in integrated cost and schedule management of technically complex project/programs executed around the world. While much of this experience came through various roles with leading construction managers/contractors, Michael has also provided consulting support to capital projects and weapons development programs for DOE and NNSA across the Complex. A past president and fellow of AACE International, Michael is also currently president of the Orange County Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). He has a BA in Geology from the University of Rochester (NY), and a Master of Engineering Management (MEM) from The George Washington University.
Mr. Gerdes has over 20 years of Government Prime Contracts and Procurement Management experience. He specializes in managing large teams of supply chain professionals responsible for specialty procurements of nuclear process equipment for high technology applications, construction, and services subcontracts. He also has extensive experience in Engineering and Construction (EPC) project planning under Earned Value Management System (EVMS) requirements. He’s been responsible for managing prime contracts valued at up to $3B for DOE, NNSA, and DOD projects, and is currently leading a procurement effort at LANL for a large set of capital programs related to pit manufacturing. He holds a BA in History from the University of Tennessee and an MS, Industrial Engineering/Supply Chain Management from Clemson University.
Shannon Oakley-Moore, PMP • Director, Contract Services
Ms. Oakley-Moore has more than 25 years of experience in contracts administration, project controls and project management for environmental management, material disposition, information systems, and technical projects for DOE, EM, and NNSA. She provided project management and project controls support for nuclear material disposition projects at Y-12 National Security Complex, including providing scheduling support for the disposition from the site of large quantities of classified items. She supported preparation and ensured the quality of a wide range of documents for Y-12 projects. In addition, she provided audit review services to support DOE’s oversight at the Portsmouth, Ohio site.
RT Brock • Director, Nuclear Safety
Mr. Brock has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry, specifically in management and operation of DOE facilities for production, handling, and storage of nuclear materials and weapons. He has in-depth knowledge of DOE and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements related to nuclear safety. His experience includes development and implementation of programs for design engineering, operational support engineering, systems engineering, hazard analyses, criticality safety, radiation protection, fire protection, maintenance, emergency preparedness, and operational controls. Mr. Brock has a management background in large technical organizations and experience in the administration and execution of federal budgets.
James E. O’Neil • Director Nuclear Facility Operations
Jim has over 40 years of experience in nuclear safety, nuclear facilities operations, engineering, and oversight of high hazard/nuclear facilities in government and commercial industries. His experience includes NRC experience, beginning in Health Physics and Nuclear Operations at commercial nuclear reactors. He has held NRC RO & SRO licenses at St. Lucie and Alvin B. Vogtle, Units 1 and 2. Jim transitioned to the management and operation of DOE nuclear reactor facilities at Savannah River Site and later at Los Alamos National Laboratory. During his career with NNSA, he was considered an SME for readiness, Technical Safety Requirements, USQ process, and DSA’s.
Edward Jay Carey, LCPE • Director, California Operations
Mr. Carey is a Lifetime Certified Professional Estimator (LCPE) with over 35 years of experience in work planning, program and project management, cost estimating and schedule analysis, conceptual design assessment, computerized cost database development, cost control, and value engineering. He provides project management support in accordance with DOE O413.3 principles. He has extensive experience in applying Earned Value Management to DOE projects and input into the DOE IPABS system since it was first developed. Jay has experience across the DOE complex, including sites such as Lawrence Livermore, Albuquerque, Hanford, Chicago, and Savannah River.
Kaylene Layer, SHRM-SCP • Director, Human Resources
Ms. Layer has more than 20 years of professional experience, and a BS from Utah State University in Marketing, Personnel Administration and Industrial Relations. Her ability to manage human resources for SMSI has been supported by progressive responsibility throughout her career. She brings a financial background to enhance her skills in labor management and relations. Kaylene is actively involved with the SMSI leadership and program managers to ensure the staff is supported with the most current criteria and requirements in human resource management and training.