Strong engineering background includes electrical field engineering activities in multiple power plants (Salem / Hope Creek Nuclear Plant, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant and Palo Verde Nuclear Plant) for PSEG Nuclear, Tennessee Valley Authority, Bechtel and others, backed by Electrical Engineering degree.
Additional expertise in business analysis, with proven skills in process improvement, Six Sigma, QA, statistics and financial analysis. Completed MBA to augment engineering skills.
Proven technical writing ability, with experience researching, writing and editing documentation for construction, nuclear power and engineering.
Experienced managing multi-million-dollar projects and engineering teams operating worldwide. Also planned and led training classes on quality topics.
Strong decision maker
QC Receipt Level II Inspector: Certified by the company to meet the qualification requirements of ASME NQA-1 to perform independent inspection activities that verify conformance to specific purchase order requirements.
Review and accept vendor interface documents to provide a reasonable assurance that the item will be able to perform its safety related function.
Capable of performing and documenting the results of inspections, tests, or examinations that are required to be performed.
Proficient in the testing tools and equipment use.
Served as a design engineer at Salem Nuclear Power Plant.
This included developing repair plans, design change packages, temporary modifications and analyzing plant operability issues.
Worked with all plant interface groups including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to ensure plant safety and operations were met or exceeded.
Used critical thinking to solve plant operations issues such as replacing obsolete equipment, repairing existing equipment and finding alternate ways to maintain plant operations in a safe manner.
Procurement Engineer01/2006 to Current PSEG Nuclear LLCHancocks Bridge, NJ
Perform Commercial Grade Dedication, Item Equivalency Evaluations, and Procurement Engineering Evaluations as required to support plant operations.
Develops, evaluates, assess, researches and recommends replacement parts for obsolete/spare parts for use in the Salem & Hope Creek Generating Stations utilizing POM's as a resource to accomplish this.
Create, revise, and evaluate BOM's, an approved parts lists, and includes the appropriate evaluations, documentation, paperwork determination of class (safety or non-safety related) and approvals for procurements of these parts.
A key member of the obsolete parts and critical spares group; identifying key issues affecting plant operability and evaluating alternative solutions.
Technical Writer/Project Manager01/2004 to 01/2006 Heery InternationalBaltimore, MD
Researched, wrote and edited specifications for material, highways, bridges, utilities and other technical projects for Department of Public Works, City of Baltimore.
Maximized efficiency by documenting all management, procurement and legal requirements for prospective contractors.
As a result, book served to standardize future projects.
Met or exceeded all performance goals on $1-million project (only writer on staff to do so).
QA Manager/Electrical Engineer01/2000 to 01/2004 Wholesale ElectricHouston, TX
Managed quality assurance and engineering-interface functions for $33-billion nuclear waste treatment plant at Hanford, WA.
Also handled all equipment purchasing and inventory control.
Reviewed specifications, analyzed data, recommended solutions and executed critical projects.
Successfully promoted cost-reduction techniques.
Saved $500,000 as a result.
Wrote and edited QA manual in 50% of budgeted time.
Conducted troubleshooting of operations.
Maintained total cost of quality for purchased products.
Set up NQA-1 QA program to meet DOE standards.
Trained employees in QA procedures.
Wrote comprehensive nuclear-rated quality manual for waste treatment plant project.
Manager01/1996 to 01/2000 General Electric InternationalShelton Santiago, CT
Played key role in first international engineering and estimating service department in Chile, while planning and managing multiple, high-profile projects.
Built and led San Francisco-based design crew that implemented $6-billion+ mine in Chile.
Recruited, selected and trained engineers and administrative employees in $3-billion Chilean mining project.
Managed project on-site in Chile, with team of only five.
Learned Spanish in 30 days and trained Spanish speakers in standard operating procedures.
Certificate: Project Management Professional2013Villanova UniversityState College, PA
MBA2002Colorado State UniversityState College, CO
BS: Electrical Engineering1995Penn State UniversityState College, PA
QC Receipt Inspector Level II for nuclear power plants.
EPRI course for Procurement Engineers completed.
Nuclear Security Clearance for Salem, Hope Creek, Sequoyah and Palo Verde Nuclear Stations.