Scarlett Clark

Scarlett R Clark

Program Management and Contract Specialist

Scarlett Clark is a Program Management and Contract Specialist for Nuclear Fuel Materials in the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 


Professional Experience

Scarlett served as project manager for the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, Materials Research Pathway, Weld Repair Techniques Team.  She was responsible for the successful development and installation of a friction stir and laser welding cubicle in the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center at ORNL.  Her team performed the first-ever friction stir weld of irradiated stainless steel.  For more information, please see:


Prior to project work in LWRS, Scarlett was heavily involved in efforts to successfully execute Project Maximus, a Department of Defense, collaborative national security project which required a 20-person, cross-functional team to travel to a foreign location for one month to evaluate, package, and safely ship radioactive sources in support of international efforts to protect, account for, and control nuclear materials.  Scarlett was called on to successfully support execution of the follow-on mission, Operation McCall, as well.


Scarlett’s project management experience encompasses a period of 25+ years, reaching back to the Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) Transparency Monitoring Program, an agreement implemented in 1993 between the U.S. and Russia which allowed the U.S. to purchase 500 metric tons of HEU to be removed from Russia’s dismantled nuclear weapons and blended into low-enriched uranium for use in commercial nuclear power reactors.


During an 8-year exploration period outside of project management, Scarlett served as a Procurement Officer.  She routinely managed over 100 active subcontracts valued at approximately $16M in accordance with U.S. federal government procurement operating procedures.  She achieved DOE-approved balanced scorecard goals by utilizing small businesses and engaging in cost saving opportunities through negotiation.  She is experienced with various subcontracting types, domestic and foreign procurements, commercial items, service, educational/university, and research and development.



M.B.A., East Tennessee State University

B.S., Organizational Management, Tusculum College

Master Certificate in Government Contracting, George Washington University



NNSA Excellence Medal – Distinguished Service in National Security, Project Maximus

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Certificate of Appreciation – Outstanding Performance, Project Maximus

ORNL Award of Excellence – Operation McCall