Mr. Sullivan has over 40 years of experience in the Maritime and Power Generation Industries. Upon graduating from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1979, with a USCG Third Mates License, Mr. Sullivan’s sailed on two of the Army Corps of Engineers largest dredges, the 525-foot Essayons and the 470-foot Goethals, where his duties included piloting the ships in and out of New York Harbor. Mr. Sullivan also sailed for the University of Rhode Island as the navigator aboard the Research Vessel Endeavor where his duties included navigation and the maintenance of the ship’s navigational equipment, positioning and retrieving scientific equipment, and teaching the ship’s crew firefighting techniques.
In the early 80s Mr. Sullivan joined Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation in the Quality Audit Department which oversaw the construction of seven nuclear power plants. In addition, as a consulting engineer Mr. Sullivan assisted troubled operating nuclear power plants to help bring the units back into compliance with industry and regulatory requirements.
In the 90s Mr. Sullivan joined Boston Edison Company (BECo) at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant (PNPP) starting in the Quality Audit Division. Other positions held at PNPP were in the Pilgrim Emergency Preparedness Department, the Performance Improvement Department, and the Training Department.
Mr. Sullivan was the liaison with local, State, and Federal Emergency officials for PNPP’s emergency preparedness. He assisted in writing the Emergency scenario as part of a Federal Graded Exercise that included the plant, local, state, and federal authorities, testing the interface of all the emergency programs and testing the individuals that run the programs.
As part of the PNPP Performance Improvement initiative Mr. Sullivan conducted pre-screening of all discrepancy reports originated at Pilgrim Station, reviewed and approved all completed discrepancy reports, oversaw the generation of the Pilgrim Station Quarterly Trend Report which identified adverse trends in various programs, equipment, and safety. He also conducted and participated in Programmatic Self-Assessments, conducted Senior Assessment Review Boards (SARB), Corrective Action Review Boards (CARB) and Corrective Action Review Group (CRG) meetings. He participated in Root Cause Evaluations, performed Apparent Cause Evaluations, and coached on site personnel on process requirements associated with the Corrective Action Program (CAP). In the Training Department Mr. Sullivan provided training to engineers on recent plant system modifications, and provided Operational Experience to the engineers concerning the latest issues in the Nuclear Industry and how to avoid similar issues at the Station. Before retiring from PNPP Mr. Sullivan was Supervisor of the Quality Assurance Department where he led the Audit Group and the Quality Control Group.
Mr. Sullivan is qualified as a ANSI/ANS N45.2.23-1978 Lead Auditor, is a Level II Receipt Inspector (BECo), Level II Mechanical QC Inspector (BECo) and a Lead Auditor (BECo). He resides in Mashpee Massachusetts where he enjoys golf in his spare time.