Title/Position: Assistant Project Manager
with 22 years’ experience
Mr. Carter’s experience includes supervisory, project management, project
engineer and design engineer roles in high profile projects such as extended power uprate, troubled plant restart, digital
upgrades, safety related medium voltage substation procurement (a large construction project). Mr. Carter
has worked in both major projects and plant engineering organizations, involving varied subject matter including medium voltage
switchgear, diesel generators, protective relaying, excitation and voltage regulation systems, intrusion detection, CCTV and
medium sized motors.
Assistant Project Manager, – Dominion (Precision Resource Co.)
functioned as Responsible Engineer for Open Phase Isolation System Projects at Millstone, North Anna and Surry Power Stations
during first seven months of assignment. While also functioning as the technical lead, conducted budgetary
walkdowns, developed Plant Health Steering Committee and Project Funding Review Board presentations for all three sites.
Wrote requests for bids for outside AE services to conduct OPC analysis and design services. Developed
project schedules and scope documents. Represented Dominion at Nuclear Energy Institute meetings and NRC
public meetings on Open Phase Condition.
Principal Engineer, – Port Saint Lucie (Myriad Technical Services)
for oversight of four emergency diesel generator (EDG) voltage regulator/excitation system replacements and four EDG online
monitoring systems at Plant Saint Lucie. Designed and commissioned a study, and later, conducted a detailed
alternatives analysis examining options for addressing the reliability and obsolescence of the existing eight emergency diesel
generator voltage regulator/excitation systems at Plant Saint Lucie and Plant Turkey Point. Study and analysis examined
industry trends, current vendors, reverse engineering, operating experience, fleet considerations, cost, risk and many other
factors in reaching their conclusions. Originated technical specifications, and bid evaluations for the purchase of
equipment. In addition to technical oversight, PM-related activities included alternatives analysis, scope definition,
WBS, budget and schedule.
Deputy Supervisor, EPU – Port Saint Lucie (Talascend Technical Services)
Bechtel Deputy Supervisor, Extended Power Uprate Project. Assisted with technical
supervision of design engineers and designer/drafters during final EPU outage for Unit 1 and the final push to complete design
work for the upcoming Unit 2 outage. Performed Senior Modification Coordinator role responsible for overall administrative
compliance quality improvement initiatives of all electrical lead Bechtel Electrical design change packages and revisions
(reviewing and approving all packages as the final step just prior to Engineering Manager approval). Evaluated
EMI/RFI concerns with new variable frequency drives on the Bus Duct Cooling system.
Project Engineer – Oconee Nuclear Station (Energy Services Group)
Project Engineer for Oconee Nuclear Station’s
very large ($500+ million) Protected Service Water Engineered Electrical Equipment construction project. Ultimately
responsible for engineering oversight and leadership for all design, procurement and testing associated with installation
of new class 1E 13.8kVAC, 4.16kVAC, 600VAC, 125VDC, HVAC, and fire detection equipment in a newly constructed building on
the plant site. Project management related activities included performance of schedule development, cost estimating,
vendor oversight and engineering resource leveling. As Duke’s advocate, negotiated technical and commercial
issues with between suppliers, AE, procurement firm and Duke. Revised purchase specifications. Created a formal
plan for factory inspections and witness activities, improving vendor oversight and achieving INPO “Best Practice”
recognition for the site.
Lead Engineer – Oconee Nuclear Station (Energy Services Group)
Lead Engineer Automatic Voltage Regulator
Replacement Project and Main Generator Protective Relaying Upgrade Project (digital upgrades). Lead multi-discipline
design team, negotiated technical and commercial issues with both suppliers and client. Revised technical purchase specification.
Conducted factory inspections and witnessed factory acceptance testing. Development and oversight of site acceptance
testing. Test coordinator for post-install and pre-commissioning activities. Involved in project schedule development,
cost estimating, vendor oversight and engineering resource leveling.
Qualified Reviewer – Oconee Nuclear Station (Areva).
Provided outage support for digital upgrade
of Keowee Hydro Governor and Voltage Regulator/Excitation Systems (EX2000) and Oconee Unit 3 Digital Control Rod Drive
Control System. Lead Engineer Nuclear Safety Related Battery Replacement (Keowee Hydro Units 1 and 2).
04/02-12/03 Discipline Lead Engineer
– Oconee Nuclear Station (Framatome
Lead Engineer Security CCTV
portion of Security Upgrade Project for complete replacement of Security CCTV system. Maintained safeguards information
clearance. Design study followed by design of all new video and control transmission system architecture. P.C.
based control system programming and system integration with Intrusion Detection / Access Control system computer. Selection
of cable and equipment models and placement. Performed lens, resolution, voltage drop, burden, and other calculations
for CCTV equipment. Assisted Perimeter Intrusion Detection System project, search lobby equipment upgrade, and various
security-related civil/structural enhancements to site. Provided field support for implementation of new CCTV switcher
and camera installations.
04/01-04/02 Electrical Engineer –
Oconee Nuclear Station (Duke Engineering & Services)
Engineer for Unit 1 Reactor Building Cooling Unit (RBCU) Replacement project. This project involved cable sizing, control
element selection and coordination, voltage drop and load flow calculations. Wrote purchase specification for electric
equipment. Field support of implementation. Owner acceptance review of Unit 2 RBCU replacement modification package
written by third party based on Unit 1.
08/99-12/00 Unit-1 Startup System Manager
– D. C. Cook Plant (Estes Group/Sun Technical)
Manager during plant startup from extended outage. Responsible for Annunciators, Hydrogen Mitigation, Plant Communications,
Seismic Monitoring, Boric Acid Heat Trace and others. Supported a variety of plant modifications in responsible systems.
Generated Final System Readiness Review Reports and Affirmation Reports. Performed Non-Conformance Evaluation of containment
cable support issue. Worked with Scheduling, Planning, and Operations to insure proper prioritization and execution
of restart work and eventual turnover to operations and affirmation of all systems for restart.
Electrical Systems Engineer – D. C. Cook Plant (Duke Engineering & Services)
Conducted system readiness reviews for plant
startup from extended outage. Assessed Offsite Power, Control Rod Drive Mechanism, Annunciator System, Boric Acid, Communications,
App R. lighting system engineers and others with design and licensing bases. Activities included, review of licensing
documents, correspondence, commitments, design drawings, preventive maintenance programs, work backlog, past/pending design
changes and multi-disciplined system walkdowns. Developed initial walkdown strategies, lead multi-discipline walkdown
teams and delegated actions to team members. Evaluated material condition for each system in preparation
11/98-03/99 Modification Engineer –
Crystal River Unit 3 (Duke Engineering & Services)
design for installation of two new safety related valves and modification of controls for two existing valves. Responsibilities
included cables election, routing, & separation; configuration management; App. R compliance; SBO considerations; installation
instructions; and checking of design drawings. Gained recognition from client and company because modification was performed
with NO field changes, under budget and on-schedule.
06/96-11/98 System Engineer – Oconee Nuclear Station (Duke Engineering & Services)
System Engineer for Communications, Closed
Circuit Television, ATWS, and Security systems. System Engineering activities included electrical design, trending,
troubleshooting, plant support, year 2000 assessment & testing, root-cause analysis, and Maintenance Rule functions.
Worked with a variety of computer and electronic systems including, video capture and surveillance equipment, intrusion detection
equipment, PLCs, and UPSs. Year 2000 involvement included inventory, assessment, and testing of embedded microprocessors and
software code. Conducted NRC Generic Letter 96-01 review of Tech Spec required testing of control logic. Assisted
with electrical review of Design Basis Event Mitigation Equipment Calculations and Improved Tech Specs. Earned early
promotion to Engineer.
Associate Plant Engineer – Brunswick Nuclear Plant (Carolina
Power & Light)
System Engineer for DC systems. Provided support to Operations and Maintenance,
directing acceptance testing/trouble shooting of modifications, and performance trending. Assisted in site implementation
of Maintenance Rule, Improved Tech Specs and Power Uprate. Gained recognition for exceptional quality in writing several
outage major modifications with NO field revisions. Conducted extensive electrical load list walkdown program during
Technical Support tour of duty. Served on Engineering Support teams providing 24hr support during two outages and on
Engineering Dept. Fire Prevention Safety Committee. Completed six-week BWR systems class. Earned early promotion
to Associate Engineer.
Fall 1993 Visiting Instructor/Research Assistant
Taught sections of digital
electronics design and logic laboratory, enhancing public speaking and technical writing skills. Sponsored by a National
Science Foundation research assistantship, wrote sophisticated C+ program to calculate harmonic current losses in multi-phase
power distribution systems.
Summer 1993 Engineering Intern – Hartness International
Assisted with electrical design and programming
of multi-drive packing machines. Performed electrical design and documentation with AUTO CAD 12. Revised EPROM,
stepper motor and PLC programs. Duties included hands-on troubleshooting and debugging of electrical power and control
systems and electromechanical actuators.
Summer 1992 Engineering Intern – Crystal
River Unit 3 (Florida
Constructed motor and load models for AC transient starting calculations. Revised AC and DC load flow and voltage
drop calculations. Verified breaker and fuse coordination.
Spring 1991, 90
Cooperative Education Engineer – Defore Plant (Milliken & Company)
Assisted plant engineer with daily operations and
long-term projects. Formulated and realized predictive maintenance program using a variety of technologies, including
vibration analysis and infra-red imaging. Implemented new OSHA lockout/tagout, hazardous materials, and
confined space entry requirements. Implemented safety program in collaboration with local emergency services.
Led plant’s safety team, improving fire, hazardous materials and environmental safety/emergency preparedness.
Education & Academic Distinctions:
- Honors BS, Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, 1993
- Areas of study: power system analysis;
secondary area of study: digital electronics.
- Ranked 3rd in class
- INPO National Academy for Nuclear Training Scholar 1991/92
Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Assistantship – Power System Analysis 1992/93
- Project Management Professional Certification (#283029)
- North Carolina Professional Engineer License (#23039)
- South Carolina Professional Engineer License (#22477)
Post Graduate Training:
- Ford Motor Company Statistical Process Control
- C+, Basic, ForTran
Water Reactor Systems Training
Water Reactor Systems Training
Scope and Schedule Control
Interests and Hobbies:
- USCGA Coastal Navigation Certificate
- Hap Ki Do, Taekwondo
- NAUI Openwater I SCUBA Certified