Technical leader of diverse multi-discipline teams and projects. Strategic thinker and planner for complex regulatory and design issues in energy and power generation. Extensive U.S. and international experience in nuclear power, advanced reactor and process plant engineering, design, regulation, construction, operations, and project management. Excel at strategic planning and business development. Experienced in engineering and managing multi-discipline nuclear, non-nuclear power and natural gas industry projects. Proven ability to foster continuous quality improvement on projects and processes, and to disseminate complex subject matter in easy-to-understand presentations and publications.
Eversource, Berlin, CT 2018 - present
Gas Policy and Compliance Engineer
Provider of engineering and regulatory analysis of rulemakings regarding 49CFR192 and 193, Gas Pipeline Safety Standards.
Writer of technical standards and procedures to implement Federal, Connecticut and Massachusetts Gas Pipeline Safety Standards.
Unikewicz Consulting Engineers, Ashburn, VA 2018 - present
Principal Consulting Engineer
Nuclear Subject Matter Expert supporting the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) Rulemaking.
Author of White Paper entitled, Kerncentrale Doel and Centrale Nucléaire de Tihange Post-LOCA Emergency Core Cooling System Pump Mission Time.
Consultant to U.S. and nuclear power stations worldwide on topics including ASME Code, Inservice Testing, Design Control, and Generic Issues.
NuScale Power, LLC, Rockville, MD 2015 - 2018
Senior Licensing Engineer, Regulatory Affairs
Advisor to NuScale Senior Management on strategic licensing and design challenges.
Lead for licensing and engineering activities regarding the Design Certification Application of the NuScale SMR. The result was fewer design and regulatory issues to be resolved.
Provided training to NRC NRO staff, Regions and senior NRC management on the NuScale design.
Reviewed and prepared licensing and engineering documents that use and apply nuclear codes and standards to ensure compliance with regulatory and technical bases documents.
Alion Science and Technology, Vienna, VA 2008 – 2015
Senior Principal Engineer, Nuclear Services
Mechanical Engineering Lead for nuclear component and plant system evaluations and analysis including providing training and consultation to clients.
Supported all aspects of plant design and operation including DCD development and NRC RAI responses.
Engaged in strategic planning and business development for domestic and international nuclear projects with other senior staff.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Washington, D.C. 2002 – 2008
Senior Mechanical Engineer (GS-15)
Member, NRC Headquarters Incident Response Team, Reactor Safety Team.
Developed and reviewed ASME codes, standards and regulations regarding the in-service testing of components at nuclear power generating stations.
Provided technical leadership and guidance to NRC headquarters staff, and regional and site inspectors on IST issues.
Wrote technical and safety evaluations for ASME code relief requests and proposed license amendments to site technical specifications.
Developed and presented formal classroom training, as an instructor to NRC Regional Offices and Inspectors on In-service Testing and on the design, operation and testing of air operated valves.
Fru-Con Construction, Woodbridge, VA 2007 – 2009
Start-up Engineer, Consultant
Prepared and implemented start up, testing and commissioning for the Broad Run Waste Reclamation Facility, the Kent Narrows Waste Facility, the Arlington Facility, and the New Design Road Facility.
Modern Continental South, Griffith Water Treatment Plant, Lorton, VA 2002 – 2006
Chief Engineer / Start-up Engineer
Supervised a six-person, multi-discipline engineering as the lead site engineer for the construction of the 128 MGD, $120 million water treatment facility.
Energy Education Inc., Wichita Falls, TX 2001 - 2002
Provided technical advice and guidance on use and conservation of energy and utilities resources. Trained school district energy managers, maintenance staff, and district leaders in conserving water and energy and optimizing management of complex energy systems.
Northeast Utilities, Connecticut Yankee & Millstone Nuclear Power Stations, CT 1982 – 2001
Senior Design Engineer / Engineering Supervisor
Progressive experience in a nuclear power station environment beginning as an engineering technician, followed by task leader, project leader, senior engineer and acting supervisor. Projects ranged from mechanical systems design and testing to engineering schedule management, cost-benefit analysis, and budget management for multi-million-dollar projects.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS
Chairman’s Award, NuScale Power, July 2016
Performance Awards, USNRC December 2003, 2004 and 2005
Distinguished Engineer of the Year 2000, Northeast Utilities/ASME
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Multiple publications and multiple presentations for industry and academia.
Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Chair, ASME Segment Leadership Team, Engineering Sciences
ASME Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards