Vice President and Project Director
Brian Reilly is the vice president and project director for the Uranium Processing Facility. In this role, he is responsible for directing all Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC activities associated with this facility that will replace World War II–era production facilities.
Reilly has 34 years of engineering, procurement, construction and project management experience and has been a consistent leader in the nuclear power industry. His previous positions with Bechtel Corporation span the spectrum of services from project engineering to management of the entire engineering, procurement and construction scope of major projects, including supervision of field work and management of start-up activities. Before coming to Y-12 in 2014, Reilly led Bechtel’s expansion of nuclear decommissioning and environmental management services worldwide.
For the six years prior, Reilly was the manager of operations for Bechtel Nuclear Power contracts worldwide, encompassing operating plant services, major modifications and new generation. Under his direction, Bechtel maintained industry leadership and sustained nuclear construction capabilities, even during an overall downturn in industry demand.
Previously, Reilly was the project director responsible for the engineering, procurement and start-up scope on the Browns Ferry Unit 1 Restart Project. His team worked with the Tennessee Valley Authority to streamline engineering, procurement and construction processes and deliver the project on time and under budget. This was the first time a nuclear reactor had gone online in more than a decade, and it was selected as Project of the Year by Power Engineering magazine.
Reilly holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Rutgers University. He is a member of the Engineers Without Borders-USA Corporate Leadership Council, co-chairman of the Rutgers University School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board and past chairman of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Supplier Advisory Committee.