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Robert “Bob” Andrews’ experience in quantitative hydrogeology encompasses performance assessment modeling, groundwater flow and contaminant transport analyses, and hydrogeologic site investigations. He is a recognized expert in the area of radioactive waste performance assessment and has served in several technical lead and management performance assessment roles on waste repository program projects. He specializes in managing and coordinating teams of technical experts from varied types of organizations, including national laboratories and private contractors, in development of deliverables that meet regulatory requirements for large federal projects. His specialized management skills include integrating focused contributions from technical team members into one cohesive deliverable that meets regulatory environmental remediation requirements within the milestone schedule. Bob successfully managed a post-closure safety case for a waste repository that included ensuring that the requirements for technical scope, quality, schedule, and resources associated with the scientific testing, modeling, and documentation were met. He has managed sizeable performance assessment projects that required integration of products from five separate national laboratories and additional subcontractors, with an annual budget of up to $90 million per year. His management experience has included presenting results for high-profile projects to stakeholders, including external review boards. In addition to Bob’s performance assessment expertise, he has conducted and managed hydrogeologic characterization and modeling programs in support of radioactive waste management programs.