CORE COMPETENCIES

 

Radiation Department Resource Management

  • Training (Content development, Industry presentations)
  • Skill Level Assessments, Professional Development, and Succession Planning
  • Team Building/Creating Positive, Collaborative Work Culture
  • Expense and Cost Savings > $160 million

Project Management

Experience with Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), National Institute of Health (NIH), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and private industry.

  • Managed Teams > 10 personnel
  • Led Technical Support > 200 personnel
  • Managed Budgets > $2 Million
  • Delivered Ahead of Schedule

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Radiation Protection Manager (RSO), Energy Solutions, Erwin TN, (Jan 2016 to Present)

Notable Achievements

•      Total “one time” cost savings of $300,000 since 2016 to the radiation safety program through innovation.

•      Responsible for $380,000 in annual cost savings since 2016 for the Radiation Safety department.

•      Responsible for lowest number of personnel contamination events ever at the facility and owest dose for the facility in a calendar year.

•      Recognized new best practices by EnergySolutions, State of TN, and American Nuclear Insurers (ANI).

 

  • Responsible for renewal of facility radioactive material license.
  • Act as Environmental Manager, Radiation Safety Training Manager,  Regulatory Affairs Director, and Chief Advisor which serves as the primary interface between the State, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), as well as American Nuclear Insurers (ANI). 
  • Manage various radiation safety disciplines:  radiological engineering, dosimetry, instrumentation, waste management and health physics.

 

Senior Radiological Engineer, Fluor B&W Portsmouth, Piketon, OH (May 2015 to Jan 2016)

Notable Achievements

  • Identified and implemented changes leading from $150,000 to $160,000,000 annual project production/labor cost savings.

 

  • Provided program assessment and core issue identification and responsible for designing questions and providing training for DOE and site specific exams.

 

Owner, Fox Nuclear Consulting LLC, Newport News, VA (March 2012 – May 2015)

  • Clients:          Radiation Safety Control Services (RSCS)

                        CLYM Environmental Services

 

National Project Coordinator, Philotechnics, San Diego, CA (November 2014 to February 2015)

  • Acted as Assistant Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), and worked with clients to develop solutions for their health physics and waste needs, specifically in California, North Dakota, and Vermont.

 

Project Manager, Aleut World Solutions, Newport News, VA (October 2013 to November 2014)

  • Acted as MARSSIM and Nuclear SME for contractors and project sponsors to assure adherence to time, budget, and safety constraints.  Composed technical documents complete with the site’s radiological history and recommendations for remediation and scoping surveys to facilitate final status survey release of buildings and land and the termination of unnecessary radiological material licenses.

 

 

Assistant Project Manager/ Health Physicist, Fox Consulting for Clym Environmental Services, Baltimore, MD (April 2013 to September 2013)

·         Project was estimated to take nine months, finished 3 months ahead of schedule and under budget saving the client roughly $129,180 in labor.

  • Supervised Health Physics Technicians in the implementation of the Radiation Protection Plans and site procedures during the decommissioning for Johns Hopkins GRC building.

 

Health Physicist / Scientist 3, SHAW Environmental & Infrastructure, Treasure Island Naval Base DoD Site (April 2012 to April 2013)

  • Based on performance, requested by Management to act as Health Physics estimator/consultant on four separate, proposals ranging up to 80 million dollars.
  • Provided health physics support for decommissioning and decontamination projects (including the performance of final status surveys); performing radiation protection surveillance and control activities such as job coverage, area contamination and radiation surveys, air sampling and analysis, control of radiological areas, survey of materials and equipment for unrestricted use.  Coordinated with Safety Management Representatives and site Construction Safety professionals to evaluate and integrate partners, suppliers, and contractors’ EHS programs and structure.

                    

Senior Radiological Control Technician 3, Navarro Research and Engineering, Los Alamos National Lab (November 2011 to April 2012)

  • Conducted entry and exit surveys on waste material and vehicles leaving the sites.  Installed and calibrated radiological instrumentation and air monitoring including alarm set points in waste areas.

 

Senior Radiological Control Technician 3, SHAW Environmental & Infrastructure, Hunter’s Point Naval Base DoD Site (June 2010 to Nov 2011)

  • Drafted plans, procedures, and coordinated the release of an entire street of storm drains and sewers.  Project was scheduled for six weeks and was completed in three days, a total labor savings to the company of $25,920.
  • Assigned to travel for source retrieval team, acted as site Radiation Safety Trainer, this included proper use of instrumentation, regulation requirements for release and monitoring, general radiation safety and instrument calibration. 

 

Education

  • Masters, Health Physics - Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (2018)
  • Bachelors, Health Physics - Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ (2012)
  • Associates, Radiation Protection - Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg, SC (2009)

 

Certifications

  • National Registry Of Radiation Protection Technologists (2013)
  • OSHA Safety Trained Supervisor (2016)
  • Human Performance Improvement Practitioner (2016)
  • Incident Cause Analysis Method (ICAM) Lead Investigator (2016)
  • 40 hour MARSSIM Certification (2015)

 

References

  • Available upon request

 

 

*For additional work details, please refer to Appendix.

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX

Work History Details

 

Radiation Protection Manager (RSO), Energy Solutions, Erwin TN, (Jan 2016 to Present)

Notable Achievements

•      Total “one time” cost savings of $300,000 since 2016 to the radiation safety program through innovation.

•      Responsible for $380,000 in annual cost savings since 2016 for the Radiation Safety department.

•      Lowest number of personnel contamination events ever at the facility.

•      Lowest dose for the facility in a calendar year.

•      Recognized new best practices by EnergySolutions, State of Tennessee, and American Nuclear Insurers (ANI).

 

  • Responsible for renewal of facility radioactive material license.
  • Act as Environmental Manager, Radiation Safety Training Manager,  Regulatory Affairs Director, and Chief Advisor which serves as the primary interface between the State, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), as well as American Nuclear Insurers (ANI)
  • Manage various radiation safety disciplines such as radiological engineering, dosimetry, instrumentation, waste management and health physics.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to facility operations.
  • Develop and implement radiation safety procedures and work plans for facility staff while enforcing compliance.
  • Manage the implementation of radiation safety procedures in response to new regulations at the federal, state and local levels.
  • Conduct daily surveys to keep a facility in compliance with licenses and regulations and ensure adequate staffing job coverage.
  • Compile compliance reports and oversees regulatory recordkeeping and submission of reports to regulatory agencies.
  • Manages staff selection, development and retention. Establish and monitor work goals and objectives. Evaluates employees through performance reviews, ongoing coaching and feedback methods.
  • Prepare and administer budget according to plan. Monitor budget variances. Provides explanation on variances and takes appropriate action.

 

Senior Radiological Engineer, Fluor B&W Portsmouth, Piketon, OH (May 2015 to Jan 2016)

 

Notable Achievements

  • Identified and implemented changes leading from $150,000 to $160,000,000 annual project production/labor cost savings.

 

  • Provided program assessment and core issue identification.
  • Responsible for designing questions and providing training for DOE and site specific exams.
  • Designed better survey plans for release of items from site under MARSAME.
  • Worked with TRU and modified TRU areas.
  • Supported Training, Nuclear Operations, Waste Management, Environmental Remediation and Decommissioning (originally only hired to support two groups).
  • Responsible for writing site wide procedures and standing orders.
  • Conducted dose estimate for NDA source handling on site (Co-60 and Cf-252).
  • Worked one on one with site, program, and Department of Energy directors.

 

Owner, Fox Nuclear Consulting LLC, Newport News, VA (March 2012 – May 2015)

  • Designed remote robotic survey system for environmental health physic surveys that meet MARSSIM final status survey release standards and submitted concept for patent.
  • Provided advisory services for companies developing health physics approaches to Department of Energy Work.
  • Conducted preliminary hazards analysis, using historical surveys and data acquired onsite or within government archives.
  • Wrote and modified health physics and radiation safety procedures to comply with 10 CFR 835.104 or comparable 10 CFR 20 regulations.

 

(Under CLYM Environmental, March 2015)

  • Conducted close out survey of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lab with Ni-63 contamination.
  • Packaged and shipped radiological waste from the site.
  • Completed in a timely manner and under budget.
  • Calibrated and utilized on-site HIDEX 300 SL LSC.

 

(Under RSCS (April 2013 to June 2013))

  • Responsible for identifying and translating radioactive material (RAM) procedures for the State of Israel.  Documents were translated from Hebrew to English using software and then were compiled into an English procedure which covered Alpha contamination response and general radiation safety and shipping.

 

National Project Coordinator, Philotechnics, San Diego, CA (November 2014 to February 2015)

  • Acted as Assistant Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).
  • Worked with clients to develop solutions for their health physics and waste needs, specifically in California, North Dakota, and Vermont.
  • Traveled to various sites to support MARSSIM style decommissioning, collecting sediment samples, measuring and mapping rooms, and calibrating the instrumentation used.
  • Prepared monthly dosimetry, waste activity, and source reports.
  • Rewrote corporate and site procedures to streamline processes and ensure that the company was in compliance with license requirements.
  • Manifested radioactive and mixed waste pickups as well as deliveries from a third party using EMWASTE software.
  • Farmed and contacted companies regarding partnerships and arranging meetings between owners and presidents to pursue various contracts.

 

Project Manager, Aleut World Solutions, Newport News, VA (October 2013 to November 2014)

  • Acted as MARSSIM and Nuclear SME for contractors and project sponsors to assure adherence to time, budget, and safety constraints.
  • Made recommendations to clients on how to upgrade their radiological program and documentation.
  • Reverse calculated old research in order to determine exposure, flux, emission, and curie content of sources based on health physics practices and to determine compliance.
  • Researched site radiological records at various Navy facilities, national records archives and select NRC archive locations in order to provide and complete and accurate site assessment.
  • Used 10 CFR 20.1405 when working with the base POA for status on information to the public when releasing material and terminating a license.
  • Performed technical evaluations associated with waste characterization, waste management and cost-effective disposal options for radioactive, hazardous and mixed waste streams as dictated by 40 CFR 266.
  • Composed technical documents complete with the site’s radiological history and recommendations for remediation and scoping surveys to facilitate final status survey release of buildings and land and the termination of unnecessary radiological material licenses.
  • Interfaced with military base commanders on a weekly basis providing status updates on the historical radiological assessment of their facility.

 

 

Assistant Project Manager/ Health Physicist, Fox Consulting for Clym Environmental Services, Baltimore, MD (April 2013 to September 2013)

 

Notable Achievements

·         Project was estimated to take until the end of 2013, finished 3 months ahead of schedule and under budget saving the client roughly $129,180 in labor.

 

  • Supervised Health Physics Technicians in the implementation of the Radiation Protection Plans and site procedures during the decommissioning for Johns Hopkins GRC building.
  • Prepared procedures that clearly define the requirements for implementing the radiation protection program, and the program for the final status survey of buildings.
  • Prepared data collection packages and data summary reports for the information compiled during the final status survey.
  • Supported safety, industrial, and construction hygiene audit/assessment program. Developed and maintained audit participation/protocols and performance of audits/assessments.
  • Inspected facilities and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance while also coordinating with asbestos and mercury contractors to facilitate work effort.

 

Health Physicist / Scientist 3, SHAW Environmental & Infrastructure, Treasure Island Naval Base DoD Site (April 2012 to April 2013)

 

Notable Achievements

  • Based on performance, requested by Management to act as Health Physics estimator/consultant on 4 separate, proposals ranging up to 80 million dollars.

 

  • Provided health physics support for decommissioning and decontamination projects (including the performance of final status surveys); performing radiation protection surveillance and control activities such as job coverage, area contamination and radiation surveys, air sampling and analysis, control of radiological areas, survey of materials and equipment for unrestricted use.
  • Prepared procedures that clearly define the requirements for implementing the radiation protection program, and the execution of the final status survey of soil and buildings and writing radiological work permits (RWP).  Maintained personnel exposure records and site dosimetry program-personnel (monthly) and perimeter (quarterly).
  • Coordinated with Safety Management Representatives and site Construction Safety professionals to reduce employee/visitor potential work hazards. Evaluate and integrate partners, suppliers, and contractors’ EHS programs and structure.
  • Served as an alternate RSO in the absence of the RSO. Drafted RWPs, procedures, and reports for approval by the RSO.
  • Supported determination and reporting of metrics and data collection, analysis, and trending of leading and lagging indicators of radiological safety and industrial hygiene performance. Supported benchmarking and external perspective of safety and industrial hygiene performance.
  • Responsible for reviewing and approving all health physics surveys documented by technicians and ensuring that their work in the field was conducted with good ALARA practices.
  • Responsible for Instrumentation training and calibration (Inspector 1000, Model 3, Ludlum 2221, 3030, 2929, model 19, RO20) equipped with various probes.

                    

Senior Radiological Control Technician 3, Navarro Research and Engineering, Los Alamos National Lab (November 2011 to April 2012)

  • Conducted entry and exit surveys on waste material and vehicles leaving the sites.  This included over-packs of LLRW and Neutron monitoring of Transuranic Waste using an Eberline E-600 with an NRD (neutron rem-ball) attachment.
  • Installed and calibrated radiological instrumentation and air monitoring including alarm set points in waste areas. Conducted air monitoring of Alpha hot cells.

 

 

 

Senior Radiological Control Technician 3, SHAW Environmental & Infrastructure, Hunter’s Point Naval Base DoD Site (June 2010 to Nov 2011)

 

Notable Achievements

  • Drafted plans, procedures, and coordinated the release of an entire street of storm drains and sewers.  Project was scheduled for six weeks and was completed in three days, a total labor savings to the company of $25,920.

 

  • Assigned to travel for source retrieval team focusing on free release criteria in respect to 10 CFR 835.  Meeting with company owners, warehouse managers, and representatives to ensure that employees were not exposed to sources and required to develop training in radiation awareness for these clients.
  • Acted as site Radiation Safety Trainer, this included proper use of instrumentation, regulation requirements for release and monitoring, general radiation safety and instrument calibration. 
  • Drafted plans, procedures, led the release of an entire street of storm drains and sewers, oversaw, trained, and worked with junior technicians.  The surveys conducted were in compliance with scoping survey requirements dictated by MARSSIM and were ultimately used as the final status release surveys for the project.  Radiation safety and free release of the material was in compliance with 10 CFR 20 and California Title 17 regulations.
  • Completed Final Status Survey on buildings and compiled Final Status Release package allowing the building to be demolished.  This endeavor included man lift training to scan the ceilings, gridding of the entire building, accurate maps and drawings, and integrity of the work site.
  • Provided health physics coverage for large amount of dirt work during remediation of the site, Was responsible for reviewing and approving all surveys submitted by junior technicians and making recommendations as to how to improve and streamline the work effort.
  • Conducted large area walkover surveys in accordance with NUREG 1575 (MARSSIM) using a Nal probe and a FIDLER in conjunction with ARC GIS unit.

 

Junior Radiological Control Technician, Duke Energy, Catawba/Oconee Power Station (February to June 2009/November 2009 to April 2010)

  • Job coverage and work performed during outage for refueling and maintenance included:  All work associated in Auxiliary building, high dose Resin filter changes posting areas for radiological hazards, Surveys using the VSDS mapping system. Performed work during plant outage for refueling and maintenance included: refueling floor and roving maintenance jobs, routine and specific radiation surveys, working in the count room.

 

(This résumé was posted on 5 September 2017.)