Mr. Doug Shoop is a results oriented professional with thirty plus (30+) years of proven leadership and management experience within the federal government, private industry, and academia. Doug has developed high quality and efficient programs in complex hazardous waste site remediation, nuclear facility operations, and effective environmental, safety and health management systems.
As the Manager and Deputy Manager of the Department of Energy’s (DOE), Richland Operations Office for over 11 years, he was responsible for the management and oversight of the cleanup of the 586 square mile Hanford nuclear site. He managed and oversaw multiple Hazard Category 2 and 3 nuclear facilities, facility decontamination and decommissioning activities, and numerous large environmental restoration sites with complex radiological, chemical, and biological hazards. Mr. Shoop is an effective leader with strong interpersonal and teaming skills and is adept at producing change under technically challenging and stressful conditions.
Doug holds an M.S. in Industrial Hygiene, from the University of Montana, BS in Medical Microbiology from Montana State University and is a retired Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
Mr. Shoop successfully led and managed a large diverse federal and contractor workforce, comprised of approximately 5000 employees with numerous complex collective bargaining agreements and an annual budget of over $1 billion. Under Doug’s leadership, the Hanford site maintained one of the best safety records within the DOE environmental and waste cleanup complex. He effectively met numerous complex enforceable regulatory cleanup milestones and maintained positive collaborative relationships with federal and state regulators, several local Tribal Nations, and numerous Hanford stakeholders.
While serving as the DOE Richland Operations Office Assistant Manager for Safety and Engineering, Mr. Shoop provided senior leadership and direction for all Environmental, Safety, Health, Engineering, and Quality Assurance programs. Doug developed high quality and effective relationships with top-level senior contractor management, DOE-HQ, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), federal and state regulatory agencies, public, and numerous Tribal Nations.
As Fluor Daniel Hanford’s Manager of Industrial Hygiene Programs, Mr. Shoop successfully restructured the industrial hygiene program, including company-level manuals, technical procedures, exposure database/records management, analytical and instrument laboratories, etc. The program had been widely criticized by the DOE, workers, technical experts, and the public.
Mr. Shoop has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in nationally recognized scientific journals and presented numerous articles at large national scientific conferences. Mr. Shoop also won an Emmy Award for a movie depicting the history of the Hanford nuclear reservation.