Jim Hamilton is a Stakeholder Collaboration Consultant to Talisman. He has over 25 years of experience in strategic stakeholder engagement, interest alignment, facility siting and relationship management in multi-jurisdictional regulatory environments and has successfully secured regulatory, political and community approvals for complex energy infrastructure projects both domestically and internationally. Most recently, Mr. Hamilton has served as a strategy and practice consultant to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Consent Based Siting program for the long-term management of spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste. He has also provided strategic stakeholder engagement and risk management advisory services in support of the decommissioning planning for Entergy’s Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant and developed and managed stakeholder engagement and regulatory strategies for the permitting and installation of high pressure natural gas transmission pipelines in the Northeast U.S.
As Vice President of Environmental and External Affairs for Omya, Inc., Mr. Hamilton directed all negotiations with governmental and regulatory agencies (local, state and federal) for a variety of energy, manufacturing and resource extraction projects throughout North, Central and South America. He conceptualized, designed and launched a $300M decontamination, demolition and property re-use program at Lockheed-Martin’s main manufacturing facilities and created the strategic business plan for a state agency to implement sustainable development programs. Additionally, Mr. Hamilton has worked with indigenous tribes in North and South America and taught graduate-level courses on environmental policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he also developed the groundwork for MIT’s Alliance for Global Sustainability.
Mr. Hamilton earned a B.A.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an S.M. in Technology and Policy from MIT.