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.
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.
Dennis Basile, PE, PMP • Vice President, Engineering Services
Mr. Basile has over 40 years of demonstrated leadership in successful professional program and project execution in the government, utility, and industrial business sectors. He is experienced in all facets of management, engineering, construction, startup, and production. He has led deployed integrated project teams from conceptualization through execution and final project turnover. Mr. Basile’s extensive background includes organizing, leading, and managing large, complicated, one-of-a-kind projects and programs in highly regulated environments for projects valued from $10M to over $2B, including fossil and nuclear power, non-reactor nuclear, high technology/manufacturing facilities, weapons programs, and infrastructure systems.
Dave Post, PE, CFM, FMA, BOMI • Vice President, Nuclear Facility Operations
Mr. Post has more than 45 years of experience in the design, construction, startup, operation, and maintenance of chemical, nuclear and high-hazard energy research facilities. He served 21 years in management of nuclear facilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 10 years as VP of AECOM, four years as Director of Nuclear Operations – Nevada National Security Site, and three years at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Center Director and Deputy Lab Director for Operations. Mr. Post has supported, participated in, and led dozens of readiness reviews, implementation verification reviews, and other nuclear safety assessments.
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.
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.
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.
Heidi Brock • Director, Safeguards and Security
Ms. Brock has over 35 years of experience in the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration nuclear complex, specific to nuclear material Safeguards and Security. Heidi’s experience includes planning and implementation of nuclear material control and accountability (MC&A) programs; performance of facility vulnerability assessments (VAs); development and implementation of S&S training programs; performance of surveys and assessments; evaluation of programs for DOE Order compliance; and analysis of safeguards system performance. She is an S&S Instructor certified by the DOE Office of Safeguards and Security.
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.
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.