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Angela (Angie) Kerberg Jones

President, AMEC Academy, Knoxville, TN

Angela has over 27 years of experience in all phases of programme/project management, civil/environmental engineering, and regulatory specialties with her primary end client being the US Federal Government. She has managed multi-task programs involving investigation, characterization, remediation, demolition, and decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of hazardous and radioactive waste sites and surplus facilities at various Federal installations. Angela has also been involved with renovation of ageing facilities and construction of new facilities to support the infrastructure needs at these installations. She has been in the vanguard of developing methodologies for aggressive design, development and implementation of remedial investigations, design, and construction. Angela has facilitated numerous working group meetings for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), state and federal regulatory agencies and the public to achieve consensus on the innovative approaches to investigate and remediated 60 plus radioactive and hazardous waste sites including tanks, impoundments, soils/sediments, and surplus facilities, including nuclear decommissioning. Construction projects have ranged from mechanical upgrades to meet energy efficiency requirements to large-scale vertical design/build (D/B) of multi-use facilities.

Types of industries worked in

  • Federal Government
  • Nuclear
  • Mining
  • Water
  • Transportation: highways, ports, rail, airports

Key projects

Project Manager for the demolition of surplus facilities associated with the Atlas Launch Complex 36A/36B, Titan Launch Complex 40, and Heritage facilities located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. In Phase I, over 200 facilities were evaluated and demolition plans prepared for the primary demolition groupings. In Phase 2 responsibilities included implementation of these plans via issuance of four task orders to demolish all these facilities amounting in $16.4 million. The project team working with multiple subcontractors using incentives in contracting that promoted creative demolition approaches focused on maximize maximum steel recycle value, resulted in over $10 million savings to the government due cost avoidance as well as direct recycle value. The understanding of the PCB-impacted steel disposal/recycle requirements was key to the success of this program. The explosive demolition of the Titan Launch Complex 40 mobile support tower was documented an aired on the National Geographic Channel.

Education

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1985
  • M.Eng., Geotechnical Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1986

Registration

  • Professional Engineer – Civil (TN)
  • Licensed Contractor – AMEC Qualifying Agent (TN)

Memberships

  • Energy, Technology, and Environmental Business Association; Board of Directors (President, 2007), 2004 - 2011
  • Pellissippi State Technical Community College Civil Engineering Department Technical Advisory Board Member, 2004 - present
  • Waste Management Symposium, Program Advisory Committee, Environmental Remediation Track Chair, 2000 - present
  • ICEM International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, Technical Committee, Low/Intermediate level waste track chair, 2003 - present
  • Society of Military Engineers, 2007 - present

    Expert papers / articles

    • Successful Demolition of Historic Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Facilities: Managing the Process to Maximize Recycle Value to Fund Demolition. Proceedings of the Waste Management Symposium 2008, February 2008, Phoenix, AZ
    • Transportable Vitrification System RCRA Closure – Practical Waste Disposition Saves Time and Money. Proceedings of the Waste Management Symposium 2003, February 2003, Tucson, AZ
    • Building 7602 Decontamination and Decommissioning for Reuse by Spallation Neutron Source. Proceedings of the Waste Management Symposium 2002, March 2002, Tucson, AZ.  (also published in Radwaste Solutions, July/August 2002)
    • Oak Ridge National Laboratory Management and Integration Perspective: Subcontractors as Partners in Site Restoration. Proceedings of the Waste Management Symposium 2002, March 2002, Tucson, AZ
    • Successful Remediation of Two Radioactive Basins at ORNL: Low Tech Meets High Tech Proceedings of the Waste Management Symposium 2001, March 2001, Tucson, AZ. (also published in Radwaste Solutions, July/August 2001)