Roger Snyder becomes permanent DOE site office manager at Fermilab

Roger Snyder will become the permanent Department of Energy site office manager at Fermilab. Photo: PNNL

Effective Aug. 14, Roger Snyder will become the permanent U.S. Department of Energy Fermi Site Office manager for the Office of Science. Snyder has been the acting Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory site office manager since February while he continued a decade of service as site office manager at DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

It is not Snyder’s first time leading the site office team at Fermilab; he was the Fermilab site office manager in 2020. In his new assignment, Snyder will manage the site offices at both Fermilab and on an acting basis at nearby Argonne Laboratory until that position is filled.

“The proximity to both labs is great, because I can spend time at both locations,” said Snyder. “I hope this will bring Argonne and Fermilab a little closer together as well.”

Each site office supports the lab’s mission through a variety of roles and ensures that all lab operations are performed safely, securely and responsibly. All direct work at Fermilab is reviewed and approved by the site office.

“I hope to provide a degree of consistency as Director Merminga and her new team lead the lab, and I look forward to seeing the efforts that we have started together through to completion,” Snyder said.

Snyder has more than three decades of experience with the Department of Energy, both at DOE headquarters and a dozen DOE sites. They include Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Savannah River, Sandia, Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Pacific Northwest national laboratories.

“I am proud of the revitalization and modernization of PNNL over the last decade to the point of having the best metrics regarding maintenance in the complex,” he said. “I hope to bring forward the best of those experiences here at Fermilab as we prepare for our new missions and address our older facilities creatively.”

Snyder holds master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Maryland and in project management from George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has held Project Management Institute, Stanford and DOE project management certifications and volunteers as an accreditor domestically and internationally for college engineering programs.

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