About Us

Navarro Research & Engineering Inc.

Partnering with clients to find effective solutions to complex challenges in the nuclear and environmental fields

Since 1993

Unparalleled Client Commitment

Over the last 28 years, Navarro has grown to be a premier federal contractor with an annual revenue up to $160M and 500 employees nationwide. Our success is due to our exceptional work force and our customer-focused leadership. Navarro provides clients with the best of both worlds—the responsiveness of a small business with the capabilities and infrastructure of a large business through our Oak Ridge, Tennessee headquarters and other offices nationwide.

Navarro’s reputation for solving complex challenges with innovative technical solutions coupled with our excellent safety record and highly successful project management approach makes us one of the industry’s most trusted contractors.
We have the technical capability, infrastructure, and management systems needed to successfully execute large, complex scopes of work. Navarro manages task-based, performance based, and turnkey contracts, with our largest valued at $389M.

Outstanding Capabilities

Superior Safety Record

Navarro has an excellent record of safety performance. We integrate safety into our management and work practices at all levels so that missions are accomplished while protecting our workers, the public, and the environment from harm. We have been awarded the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star for our largest environmental operations contracts.

Our Values

Safety is Navarro’s top priority in every aspect of what we do. We actively prioritize and protect the safety of our workers and always perform at the highest safety standards. We constantly consider the safety of the communities we work in and strive to create environments for current and future generations to enjoy. 

We believe that collaboration is what drives us forward and work in partnership with clients to create innovative and tailored solutions while consistently looking for ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Our responsiveness, transparency, and honesty directly contribute to our continued success and are fundamental at all levels of our operations. 

At Navarro we earnestly endeavor to create a fulfilling work environment that values employee contributions at all levels and supports continued professional growth and development.

Corporate Citizenship

 "Give a man a fish and feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"

Navarro’s actions in the community are driven by our values. At Navarro we believe that working together with community partners to create long term solutions for individuals and communities is the best way to create lasting change. 

We proudly support a variety of local, national, and international initiatives, charities, and organizations. To learn more about the ways Navarro gives back please check out our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.

Our Leadership Team

Dr. Susana Navarro-Valenti

Founder, President, CEO

Dr. Susana Navarro-Valenti founded Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. (Navarro) in 1993 and serves as President and CEO. She earned a Masters and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has over 20 years of experience in the nuclear and safety fields. Dr. Navarro-Valenti has a strong commitment to ensure that Navarro provides exceptional performance with a focus on providing safe, high-quality, efficient, and customer-focused services. 

Under her leadership, Navarro quickly grew from a two-person, single contract business to one of the most reputable government contractors and environmental service providers to the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Defense, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Navarro legacy continues to grow year-after-year due to our strong client relations, quality work, safety leadership, and exceptional personnel.

Our leadership team is the driving force behind our success and embodies Navarro’s core values in every aspect of the work they do.

They are professional, responsive, transparent, and honest. They produce environments that foster collaboration and innovation while efficiently and effectively providing solutions to clients.

Our leadership team values input from all levels and consistently promotes and facilitates opportunities for the professional growth and development of all employees of Navarro.

Cathy Hickey

Executive Vice President

Stephen Browning

VP: Projects

Mike West

VP: Waste Services

Ryan Dodd

VP: Nuclear Operations

Sue Magidson

VP: Environmental & Regulatory Services

Kelly Peters

VP: Accounting and Finance