2016 Alumni Awardee
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Nuclear & Environment, Management Services Group
John Hayfield is Senior Vice President, Manager of Business of Nuclear and Environment for AECOM’s Management Services Group. He provides overall leadership in the pursuit of new business, capture strategies, teaming, and proposal preparation.
With more than 25 years of experience in the Department of Energy and the nuclear industry, John served as President of NuVision Engineering’s Government Group and President and CEO of Mid-Columbia Engineering, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NuVision Engineering (NVE) prior to joining AECOM. In this role, he was responsible for the overall management and performance of all government operations at NuVision Engineering’s three facilities located in Pittsburgh, PA, Mooresville, NC and Richland, WA.
Beginning his professional career at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site, John rapidly earned positions of increased and broadened responsibilities, eventually serving as the Operations Manager and then later Deputy Plant Manager for the Plutonium Uranium Extraction (PUREX) Facility. In 1999, he was named President and General Manager of WorleyParsons Polestar, who provided specialized technical and analytical consulting for DOE and the commercial nuclear power industry and, in 2011, John was named WorleyParsons Global Director of Nuclear Materials and Decommissioning.
As a recognized technical expert in the field of nuclear facility deactivation including the formulation of DOE’s processes and policies in this subject area during the 1990’s, John has participated in many of the highest profile deactivation and decommissioning projects, particularly in the early strategic stages, the DOE has executed to date.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University.