Savannah River Remediation Welcomes New Chief Engineer

Savannah River Remediation recently named Phil Breidenbach as SRR’s new Chief Engineer.

AIKEN, S.C. (April 3, 2018) — Savannah River Remediation (SRR) recently named Phil Breidenbach as SRR’s new Chief Engineer.

“The Savannah River Site is where I spent the majority of my career in nuclear and I am proud to be back on the team,” Breidenbach said. “The liquid waste mission is of great importance to our state and country, and I am looking forward to supporting Savannah River Remediation’s efforts.”

Breidenbach has over 30 years of experience in operations and project management at nuclear facilities for DOE Environmental Management and National Nuclear Security Administration programs. Breidenbach previously served as the President and Project Manager of Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, the management and operating contractor for the DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plan (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

In his career, he spent nearly 20 years at SRS having held number positions with increasing responsibility from 1989 to 2007. Breidenbach’s most recent position at SRS was in 2007 as the SRS Environmental, Safety, and Health Manager, responsible for all aspects of environmental, safety, industrial hygiene, medical, and radiological performance.

Additionally, he served as the H Area Manager and F Area Manager, supporting F Canyon, H Canyon, and HB-Line, and served in the Tritium Facilities as the Chief Engineer, Training Manager, and Operations Manager.

He has also served at the Idaho Cleanup Project and the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls.

Breidenbach earned a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina since 1988 and a Certified Project Manager since 2002.

Kent Fortenberry, SRR’s previous Chief Engineer, has accepted a position at URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR), where he is now the Director of Nuclear Services and Engineering.

SRR is the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site for the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M, and BWX Technologies. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Atkins, and AECOM N&E Technical Services.