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Engineering Manager Project Management Electrical Engineering

Augusta, GA
October 21, 2018

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Mathew W. Merriman Sr. Electrical Engineer / Project Manager 706-***-**** Evans, GA 30809

Skilled and dedicated professional with robust electrical engineering and project management experience across military and civilian environments. A transformational leader with an innate ability to plan, schedule, and execute complex operations, guiding cross-functional teams with diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve at the highest possible level. Eager to demonstrate knowledge and ability to a progressive organization that shares a passion for challenging the status quo and redefining their industry.

Areas of Expertise include:

Electrical Engineering

Leadership and Management

Collaboration and Consulting

Project Management

Team Training and Development

Continuous Improvement

Subject Matter Expert

Troubleshooting and Resolution

Operations Management

Professional Experience

Appendix R Solutions • • 2011 to 2018

Manager, Electrical Department / Manager, Operations Department. / Sr. Consultant - Electrical

Spearheaded project management for Davis Besse NFPA 805 support project, a $1.4M annual venture, coordinating all ARS tasks, project plans, budgets, resources, and schedules for critical divisions of Operations, Electrical, and Fire Protection. Facilitated 10 CRF 50, Appendix R, and NFPA 805 risk reduction support. As Electrical Department Manager, developed and executed comprehensive procedures, including training and supervising qualified personnel, identifying safety equipment and safe shutdown functions, and proposing modifications to maintain shutdown capability to reduce risks for multiple Japanese reactor types. Oversaw cable selection, circuit failure analysis, and cable routing training to multiple Japanese clients. As Operations Manager, led seven experienced operations personnel in conducting risk-informed performance-based assessments in support of transition to new licensing basis for four US nuclear units. Coordinated work assignments to support multiple simultaneous projects through completion.

Key Accomplishments:

Recognized and hand-picked by peers to serve as electrical subject matter expert for six BWR and PWR Owners' Group peer reviews of risk assessments for new and existing plants in the United States and around the globe.

Increased overall effectiveness, reorganizing project team in an open work environment to maximize synergy and sharing of ideas, while promoting problem resolution between team members that resulted in completion of a project scope that was increased by 250% with a mere 46% cost increase.

Successfully led operations to restart Japanese reactors after Fukushima, achieving full operation of four of six plants, while continuing to upgrade remaining two.

United States Navy, Pentagon HQ • Washington, DC • 2003 to 2011

Pentagon Navy Headquarters Exercise Officer / Continuity of Operations / Crisis Management / Force Management

Directed headquarter-level exercises and participation in Navy, Joint Staff, national and worldwide exercises. Collaborated with senior Navy leadership, Joint Staff, and OSD regarding exercise and training issues. Appointed Navy representative for maritime security planning with the Department of Homeland Security, US Coast Guard, and nuclear accident response teams. Established and trained a 25-man, 5-shift Crisis Action Team, reassigning unused active-duty billets from multiple UICs combined with reserve billets. Served as Project Lead for development and testing of web-based personnel accountability system.

Key Accomplishments:

Effectively established successful Crisis Action Team, despite a fiscally and manpower challenged post-Hurricane Katrina environment.

Improved Navy accountability from mustering 82% of personnel in three weeks post-Katrina to consistently mustering 97% within 48 hours.

Additional Civilian Engineering and Management Experience - Details Available Upon Request:

Division Managed Modification Group Lead Electrical Engineer - Washington Group Int'l (Rayethon) - Augusta, GA

Assistant Project / Task Manager - Washington Group Int'l (Rayethon) - Augusta, GA

Consulting Engineer - III - Washington Group Int'l (Rayethon) - Augusta, GA

Principle Engineer - G.D. Barri, Inc. - Aiken, SC

Senior Engineer - ABB Impell Corporation - Aiken, SC

Senior Engineer - Westinghouse Bettis - N. Charleston, SC

Senior Engineer - ABB Impell Corporation - Atlanta, GA

Additional Military Experience - Details Available Upon Request:

Director, Friendly Forces Coordination Center - United States Navy - Manama, Bahrain

Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command - United States Navy - Norfolk, VA

Navy Reserve Centers United States Navy - Augusta, GA & Charleston, SC

Navy Division Officer - United States Navy - Charleston, SC


Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering,

Virginia Military Institute

Certificates & Licenses

Registered EIT

PMP Certification, In Progress

Training & Development

ASME / ANS RA-Sa 2009 Fire PRA, Power Training

Fire Induced Failure Circuit Analysis, Electric Power Research Institute / US NRC

Submarine Basic Officer Training

US Navy Nuclear Power Training

Professional & Community Involvement

IEEE Member

Naval Reserve Officers Association

High Energy Arc Fault Workshop / Task Force

Nuclear Energy Institute Fire Induced Circuit Failure Task Force

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