URS Corp. has created a new position to integrate work at the Hanford tank farms and vitrification plant.
Terri Marts will be the vice president of high-level waste mission integration, based in Richland.
She will focus on developing a comprehensive plan to integrate the Hanford tank farms, where 56 million gallons of radioactive waste are stored, with the vitrification plant being built to treat that waste. Her work is expected to take 18 months to two years.
Dave Olson, the president of tank-farm contractor Washington River Protections Solutions, and Mark Lindholm, the top URS official at the vitrification plant, will report to her. URS is the primary subcontractor at the vitrification plant.
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“Dr. Marts strengthens our leadership team at Hanford,” said James Taylor, general manager of URS Global Management and Operations Services, in a message to employees.
Most recently Marts was director of corporate research alliances for the University of Pittsburgh. Her most recent URS assignment was vice president and program manager for research and engineering services at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.