Jeffrey M. Baker
Vice President, Energy & Environmental
Jeff Baker leads BGS’ Energy and Environment business unit. E&E supports some of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) most challenging Energy and Environmental Programs. He is BGS’ Contract Manager for the $200M Mission Oriented Technical Support (MOTS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) serving DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in Washington, D.C. and Golden, Colorado. MOTS provides over 300 scientists and engineers to all EERE mission areas to support its clean energy RDD&D financial assistance portfolio, consisting of 1700 projects valued at over $8B.
Baker has 36 years of experience with the DOE and NNSA missions and operations, including 28 years of DOE National Laboratory management experience, in the Offices of the Under Secretary of Energy, the Assistant Secretary for EERE, and the Golden Field Office. He has 8 years of business development and proposal experience serving the nation’s defense and civilian science, environmental management, and security markets.
In his DOE EERE career, Baker was DOE’s Director of Laboratory Operations responsible for management of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Management and Operating (M&O) contract. Under his leadership, DOE invested $450 million of capital funding at NREL to build a sustainable campus, including the award-winning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum and net-zero energy Research Support Facility (RSF).
Baker was awarded the Partnership for Public Service’s 2010 Service to America Medal in Science and Environment and Engineering News-Record’s 2011 National Award of Excellence for his vision and leadership on the RSF project.
Prior to BGS, Baker served as Assistant Vice President of National Laboratory Programs for Stoller Newport News Nuclear (SN3), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), from 2014 to 2018. In his corporate role, he contributed to opportunity capture, proposal preparation, and congressional relations.
Baker earned a B.S. in Biology from Augustana College, an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa, an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado, and his Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.