Jefferson Lab Recognized for DOE Project Management Excellence for 2017

  • DOE Award

Michael Epps, Federal Project Director, receives the award from Under Secretary Menezes along with his colleagues from left to right, Dr. Leigh Harwood, Dr. Allison Lung, Dr. Jehanne Gillo, Mr. James Hawkins.

Recently, Jefferson Lab was recognized with a Department of Energy Project Management Achievement Award for the Office of Science’s 12 GeV Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility Upgrade Project.

Under Secretary of Energy, The Honorable Mark Menezes, presented the 2017 Project Management Award to Federal Project Director Michael Epps during DOE’s annual project management workshop March 13-14, 2018. 

Using the world’s most advanced particle accelerator for investigating quark structure, the 12 GeV Project enables researchers to “see” objects a million times smaller than an atom. Additionally, the project will enable discovery of the full three-dimensional structure of quarks in nuclei and provide physicists deeper insights into the nature of the Universe.  The project team was commended for overcoming significant project challenges, and delivering this complex $338 million project on schedule and budget.

Each year during the workshop, DOE honors its top performing project teams, recognizing those who demonstrated project management excellence while significantly contributing to the mission, goals and objectives of DOE within the past year. The 2017 awards included the Federal Project Director of the Year Award, The Excellence Award for the project of the year, and four Achievement Awards. Over 400 project management professionals from within the federal workforce, key stakeholders, contract partners, and academia, met to recognize superior performance and address ongoing challenges with technically complex construction projects across the DOE’s diverse portfolio. 

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