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Mar 2012Present

Senior Engineer Project Manager

Curtiss Wright Controls
Project Manager Manage all aspects of commercial grade dedication projects and qualification for nuclear power plant equipment including: Design AP1000 loss of coolant accident (LOCA) chamber to facilitate industry new construction testing needs. Placing our business unit in the forefront of the nuclear industry. Work group member for development of IEEE NPEC SC-2 standards Procedure development in accordance with EPRI documents, such as NP-5652 and NP-6406 and IEEE Standards, such as 323 and 344. Schedule and budget project issue resolution. Manage projects to develop and coordinate replacement solutions for plant components that are no longer supported by the original equipment manufacurers. Perform engineering evaluations as required to recommend and evaluate replacement solutions for plant obsolete plant components.
Aug 2008Feb 2010

Senior Manager Nuclear Electronics Technician First Class

US Navy
Highly qualified technician in analysis, implementation, maintenance, repair and replacement of complex nuclear power equipment. Well organized with an expectional ability to manage multiple large scale projects and priorities effectively and in a timely manner.
Apr 2006Feb 2010

Navy Nuclear Power Instructor / Manager

US Navy
Deliver in-depth training to more than 1000 managers and staff as part of the Navy’s nuclear reactor qualification program. Direct 8-week classroom lectures and small-group seminars, coordinating schedules with instructors from other departments; execute drills and simulator-based training in reactor operation and casualty. Collaborate with senior management to develop new classroom-related policies and guidelines. Track class-wide performance and provide progress updates to senior management. Identify under-performing trainees, creating dedicated learning plans as needed to aid in concept comprehension / skill mastery. Serving in an advisor capacity, guide 3-5 assigned students to transition from classroom learning to hands-on application and providing strategies for training success. Selected Contributions: **Continually improved the qualification process, implementing effective training strategies and eliminating unnecessary or redundant items. **Developed two-part quiz program to better prepare students for the final examination and facilitate performance tracking. **Set up students for success, continually communicating with instructors from other departments to keep them abreast of trainee knowledge and motivation level to facilitate appropriate instruction planning. **Commended for ability to achieve success with the most challenging students; directly contributed to significant improvements in off-crew examination grade averages. **Led critical root analysis and self-assessment process to enhance senior management decision-making. Proactively addressed lessons learned and developed self-improvement strategies. **Recognized for outstanding ability to explain complex theory concepts in easily understandable terms. **Ran drills for on-watch trainees to simulate at-sea conditions, including reactor scrams, faults, fires, and leaks; coordinated with drill team members via radio to initiate weekly drill assignments.
Aug 2004Oct 2005

Navy Nuclear Reactor Controls Manager

US Navy
Reactor Controls Manager (2004 to 2005) Led team of 70-staff members performing operation, maintenance, training, and casualty response-related functions for 2 nuclear reactors aboard an aircraft carrier; provided continual mentoring and leadership training to optimize team performance. Continually reviewed and monitored divisional programs to identify improvement opportunities. Troubleshot, tested, and repaired reactor safety systems, reactor controls monitoring system, and additional equipment. Served as shutdown operator, supervising all aspects of reactor and engine room operations. Developed and monitored initiatives to improve the QA program; audited all programs weekly to identify weaknesses, reporting results to upper management. Planned and executed trend analysis all department work items to ensure timely completion. Provided counseling to staff members and handled staff discipline. Selected Contributions: **Improved reactor safety, re-enforced safeguards procedures through development of a continual review and audit process for all reactor control division programs including the reactor controls maintenance program, valve maintenance and preservation, and internal monitoring program. **Qualified as watch stander, passing top-level examinations for position level in Reactor Operation and Reactor Shutdown well ahead of the average timetable for such achievement. **Formally commended by executive management for “performing duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner”; keen attention to detail and superior leadership skills were also noted. **Promoted to leadership position based on “inspirational initiative, foresights, and attention to detail”.


Jan 2005Jan 2009


Thomas Edison State College

B.S. Nuclear Engineering 


Texas A&M University


Project Engineering
Electrical Engineering
MS Project
Contract Negotiation
Nuclear Power Plants
Critical Thinking
Strategic Planning
Supervisory Skills
Power Plants
Team Building
Systems Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Power Generation
Project Management
Project Planning
Engineering Management
Process Improvement
Program Management
Quality Assurance