Vice President International Business Development, Construction Services, AECOM
Jay is Vice President International Business Development in the Power business unit of AECOM’s Energy, Power Business Unit in Construction Services. With more than 35 years of power industry experience, he is currently responsible for organizing the extensive global resources of AECOM to pursue and support power industry consulting, management, and project execution needs in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Prior to AECOM, Jay was the Chief Business Development Officer for Babcock & Wilcox’s Generation mPower Small Modular Reactor where he was responsible for the global order book for the technology.
Mr. Brister’s work in the commercial nuclear utility industry includes the recent pursuit of the decommissioning of SONGS in southern California in the USA, a Prefeasibility Study for Nuclear Power for the Energy Market Authority in Singapore and several years in Abu Dhabi working on the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s nuclear new build program. He has held various management roles at multiple nuclear power plants in the US as well as consulting roles in the UK, Poland, UAE, Canada, and Korea.
A member of the international committee for the American Nuclear Society, he has been involved in more than twenty nuclear power plant and corporate acquisition opportunities, multiple nuclear new build programs and has successfully concluded $22.5 B (USD) in transactions. He has conducted nuclear power feasibility studies, risk analyses, reactor vendor negotiations, and cost analysis of a wide range of nuclear technologies, and state and federal level regulatory strategy development supporting nuclear power.
Mr. Brister has a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey and is a former US NRC licensed nuclear operator at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.