T. Zack Smith

Deputy Manager
U. S. Department of Energy
Savannah River Operations Office

T. Zack SmithMr. Smith is the Deputy Manager for the U. S. Department of Energy Savannah River Operations Office. Reporting to the Site Manager, he has broad leadership responsibility for approximately $1 billion in annual operating and construction activities. Mr. Smith is a career member of the Senior Executive Service with more than 27 years of engineering and field management experience.

Mr. Smith recently championed the Savannah River Site American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) Project, one of the Department’s highest priorities because of the role the $1.6 billion effort has had in creating jobs, cleaning up 230 square miles of contaminated land, and safely dispositioning 5000 cubic meters of transuranic waste.

He previously served as the Federal Project Director for the Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility, a key U.S. Department of Energy facility that will process approximately 33 million gallons of highly radioactive salt waste currently stored in underground tanks. His experience also includes executive level positions directing Hanford Tank Farms Project activities where he was responsible for oversight and management of storage, treatment and disposal of more than 50 million gallons of high-level radioactive waste located in 177 underground storage tanks.

Mr. Smith has held other senior level positions for the Department of Energy including Director of Operations for Nuclear Materials and Director of Laboratory Research and Development. He managed many operational activities associated with Rocky Flats Field Office Plutonium Packaging System startup and transfer of material to Savannah River Site. This effort facilitated closure of the Rocky Flats Field Office.

Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

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