Mr. Paul Patterson has thirty plus (30+) years of nuclear experience in reactor and facility operations, nuclear safety, hazard, and safety analysis, conduct of operations, technical training, technical writing, procedure implementation and regulatory compliance. Mr. Patterson has served as a Conduct of Operations Mentor for several Hanford facilities and at the Umatilla Chemical Weapons Demolition Facility. Paul has extensive experience leading team-based processes, facilitating sessions and designing leadership seminars to meet specific client requirements. His technical contributions include leading hazard analysis and control selection for numerous projects and implementing nuclear safety and operational procedure coverage across all facility disciplines and facility life cycles. Mr. Patterson has been the principle author of hazard analysis, accident analysis, Department of Energy (DOE) Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) chapters and Technical Specification Requirement (TSR); he led development of the initial Configuration Management Plans, Systems Engineering Management Plans and Construction Management Plans. He is a DOE Senior Technical Trainer and Reactor Fundamentals Trainer, Control Room Simulator Instructor and Examiner, RO/SRO Oral Board Examiner and Senior Reactor Operator.
While employed as a Senior Nuclear Safety Analyst Mr. Patterson provided nuclear safety and hazard analysis support to the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) project and lead hazard analysis for the Low Activity Waste Facility (LAW) Melter Process System, and LAW and Pretreatment Facility HVAC Systems. While at WTP Mr. Patterson developed new Hazard Analysis Procedures and Guides to meet DOE requirements and Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board (DNFSB) expectations.
Paul served as Conduct of Operation Mentor/Trainer at the US DOD Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot and Incineration Facility for 18-month period of transition from construction phase to operations phase. He developed and presented project-specific 40-hour Conduct of Operations classroom training delivered to 500-plus employees.
Mr. Patterson designed and led a three-day Value Engineering workshop as a part of the US International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project kick-off meetings in support of a new US DOE program to support construction of a $15 billion fusion reactor in France. He supported on-going Value Engineering projects, conducted studies and program implementation.