Jim Dyer is a Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant to Talisman. Prior to joining Talisman, he completed a 30 year career with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), successfully serving at all levels of the organization in both headquarters and regional offices in a diverse set of leadership positions.
As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Performance Improvement Officer (PIO), Mr. Dyer led activities for the formation and execution of the NRC’s $1 Billion annual budget including obtaining approvals from and providing performance reports to the NRC Commission, White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Congress. He was also responsible for agency financial statements and collection of licensee fees. During this period, NRC successfully navigated a dynamic budget environment including a government shutdown and extended periods of budget uncertainty during Continuing Resolutions. All NRC financial systems were successfully modernized and clean audit opinions were obtained for all financial statements issued during his CFO tenure.
As the Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR), Mr. Dyer led the NRC Reactor Safety Program for 104 operating reactors and the new reactor licensing activities before the formation of the Office of New Reactors (NRO). During this period, NRC regulated the restart of Browns Ferry, Unit 1, implemented the Davis-Besse Lessons Learned Recommendations, issued safety evaluations for the Post 911 Security Orders and completed safety evaluations for the pilot plant early site permits and Westinghouse AP 1000 reactor design approval.
As the Regional Administrator, Region III, Mr. Dyer led the day-to-day safety and security oversight of 24 operating reactors, four fuel facilities and hundreds of materials licensees. During this period, NRC provided regulatory oversight for the successful restart of several plants from regulatory shutdowns, the transition of two Gaseous Diffusion Plants from DOE to NRC oversight, response to September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and regulatory follow-up to the discovery of the Davis-Besse Degraded Reactor Pressure Vessel Head to include addressing licensee safety culture issues.
Mr. Dyer earned an M.B.A. from Frostburg State University. He also holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at Davis and an A.A. in Accounting from Montgomery College in Maryland.