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Electrical Engineer Power Plant

Augusta, Georgia, United States
December 19, 2018

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Kurt C. Lathrop

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Martinez, GA 30907




Experienced Electrical Engineer, with over 20 years of experience in nuclear power generation, including operation, engineering, and theory. Familiar with federal regulations and Regulatory Guides affecting nuclear power plants, including safety and security issues. Currently pursuing Masters of Science in Information Systems Security Management at Augusta University.


June 2016 – October 2018 WECTEC/Westinghouse, Vogtle Nuclear Plant Units 3 & 4, Waynesboro, GA

Electrical Engineer 3, Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Responsible Engineer for Site Specific Physical Security System (SES). System was designed to be compliant with all federal regulations, including cyber security. Safeguards (SGI) qualified.

Also Responsible Engineer for Security Power Systems, including backup diesel generator system and uninterruptible power supply.

Selected construction subcontractor and performed technical oversight for construction support. Also created specifications and performed procurement functions for electrical and security material.

February 2016 – May 2016 EGS/Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Savannah River Site, SC

Principal Engineer, Safeguards and Security Group

Responsible Engineer for Security System upgrades. Created Design Change Package for UPS replacement. Including Microstation drawings (V8i).

June 2014 – February 2016 CB&I/Westinghouse, Vogtle Nuclear Plant Units 3 & 4, Waynesboro, GA

Electrical Engineer 3, Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Responsible Engineer for Site Specific Physical Security System (SES). Also Responsible Engineer for Security Power Systems. Designed Security Systems for Security-related buildings. Safeguards (SGI) qualified.

Wrote System Specification Document for Security System. Wrote License Impact Determinations (LIDs)

Developed plans to integrate security system in existing units with updated security system in new units, to create one integrated security system. Adapted AP1000® Standard Plant security system for site-specific use.

Worked with customers to meet Inspections, Tests, Analyses and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) requirements.

June 2013 – April 2014 Sargent & Lundy, Oconee Nuclear Station, Seneca, SC

Electrical Project Engineering Associate – NP, Oconee Nuclear Station

Assisted with completion of Protected Service Water (PSW) project Milestones 1, 2, and 3.

Revised calculations, including FMEA, setpoint, and uncertainty calculations. Updated Design Basis Documents, provided general engineering assistance. Worked with Radiation Engineering, Environmental Qualification Engineering to revise specifications for Nuclear Safety-related equipment.

Granted Unescorted Access to Oconee Nuclear Station.

September 2012 – May 2013 Insight Global Inc. / AREVA NP, Charlotte, NC

Senior Electrical Engineer, Robinson Nuclear Plant

Granted Unescorted Access to Robinson Nuclear Plant. Qualified Responsible Engineer for RNP 480V Emergency Diesel Generating System Upgrade Project

Developed schedules and task plans for project. Generator specification delivered on schedule. Switchgear specification placed on hold.

November 2011 – September 2012 Scientech Consulting Division, various locations

Senior Control Systems Engineer/Nine Mile Point Unit 1, Brunswick Steam Electric Plant

Consultant on Nine Mile Point Unit 1 and Brunswick Steam Electric Plant PPC (Plant Process Computer) Replacement project.

Led task to reconstitute design and licensing bases for PPC; created Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM).

Granted Unescorted Access to Nine Mile Point and Brunswick Nuclear Plant

February 2012 – May 2012 Enercon Cornerstone Services, Diablo Canyon, California

Sr Electrical Engineer

Performed upgrades on Security Systems to bring DCPP into compliance with requirements of 10CFR73.55.

Granted Unescorted Access and SGI Clearance to Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

August 2008 – October 2011 WorleyParsons, Diablo Canyon, California

Electrical Engineer/WorleyParsons Diablo Canyon Power Plant

Granted Unescorted Access. Granted SGI clearance. Qualified LBIE/50.59 Screener and Evaluator.

Responsible Engineer for Protected Area Lighting System Upgrade Project, which included performing the study, and designing new lighting and power distribution systems.

Also, assigned as License Renewal Electrical Engineer at STARS PAM COB (Strategic Team and Resource Sharing Plant Aging Management Center of Business) in Goodyear, AZ. Worked side-by-side with utility representatives from STARS plants (a consortium of seven nuclear power plants in US NRC Region IV).

November 2006 – August 2008 Shaw Group, Stoughton, MA

Electrical Engineer/Shaw Nuclear

Assigned to China AP-1000 nuclear project. Wrote Electrical Protection and Metering Philosophy and System Specification Documents for Main Generation System, Main AC System, and Standby Diesel Generator System to meet criteria contained in Tier 1 and Tier 2 Design Control Documents (DCDs), and criteria specific to China.

October 1999 – June 2006 AT&T Incorporated, Houston, TX, USA

Communications Technician/SBC

Provided testing, troubleshooting, repair, and other technical assistance to customers, vendors, and technicians in other centers on troubled voice and data circuits riding fiber and copper plant throughout southern and eastern Texas, Missouri, and Kansas.

May 1997 – June 1999 Bechtel Power Corporation, Frederick, MD, USA

I&C/Control Systems Engineer/Nuclear Operating Plant Services division

Provided engineering support for commercial nuclear power plants; answered Engineering Change Requests, wrote Engineering Change packages, prepared 10CFR50.59 reports.

Feb 1995 – May 1997 Electric Boat Corporation, Groton, CT, USA

Electrical Engineer/Trident Nuclear Group

Provided electrical engineering services to U. S. Navy to build and maintain Trident Nuclear Submarines.


United State Navy and Naval Reserves, USS Providence (SSN 719) and others, April 1983 – May 1997

Electrician's Mate, Submarines, Nuclear


Augusta University, Augusta, GA – August 2017 to present (expected graduation December 2019)

Master of Science in Information System Security Management

American InterContinental University, Hoffman Estates, IL – September 2003

Master of Business Administration

concentration in Global Technology Management

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA – June 1993

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

U.S. Navy, Navy Reserves (Respectively) – April 1983 – April 1989, May 1991 – May 1997

Electrician’s Mate A School

Naval Nuclear Propulsion School


Infragard, Atlanta Chapter, 2018 – present

American Nuclear Society, Piedmont Chapter, 2013 – present


Foreign language – Spanish, intermediate level fluency. Reading, writing, conversation

Able to work for any U.S. employer (U.S. Citizen). Security clearance eligible.

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