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PAUL LESASSIER

11428 North Saint Andrews Circle

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana 70128

Mobile: 504.481.0162

Email: paullesassier@hotmail.com

Country of Citizenship: United States of America

Veteran’s Preference: 10-point preference based on a compensable service-connected   disability of 30 percent or more

VEOA Eligibility: Yes

Job Type:                           Open

Work Schedule:                 Open

Desired Locations:            Open

SUMMARY:

An innovative and seasoned Consulting Engineer with a successful background in turnaround and startup operations. More than seventeen years progressive experience in all phases of nuclear steam supply systems. Recognized as a pro-active troubleshooter who can identify problems, formulate strategic plans, initiate change and implement solutions in challenging and diverse environments. Exceptional ability to execute preventative strategies and cost control actions.

WORK EXPERIENCE Higher Ground Construction LLC     5/1996 - Present

New Orleans, Louisiana

Owner/Operator

Salary: 12000 USD Per Year           Hours per week: 60

Construction Engineer/CEO

Established Higher Ground Construction Company and as its CEO, manager, and one of its tradesman, engaged in new construction and remodeling projects.  Coordinated construction activities on the advice of the architect, engineer or the client him/herself if acting as the manager. As the construction engineer it was my responsibility for the overall coordination of the project.  My duties included assessment and generation of project-specific documents, bids, proposals. In the case of renovations, site visits were required to get a better understanding of the project.  As company CEO my skills included consideration of the cost of home office overhead, general conditions, materials and equipment as well as the cost of labor to provide the owner with a price for the project.

Contract documents included drawings, project manual (including general, supplementary and/or special conditions and specifications), addendum or modifications issued prior to proposal/ bidding and prepared by a design professional such as an architect. Various projects required acting as the construction manager or construction manager at risk.

General Physics Corporation                     3/1993 - 4/1996

Aiken, South Carolina

Savannah River Nuclear Project    

Salary: 75000.00 USD Per Year         Hours per week: 50

Senior Quality Assurance Specialist

Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with General Physics Corporation under contract with the Department of Energy Savannah River Nuclear Project..   Knowledgeable  and experienced in the analysis, development, implementation and evaluation of Nuclear Quality Assurance Programs which meet the requirements of National Consensus Standards for Quality Assurance(ANSI/ASME NQA-1 ANSI/ASME N45-2 and daughter standards, etc.) Completed technical data associated with measuring and testing devices. Corrected deficiencies noted during implementation and evaluation of M&TE

(measuring and test equipment) program).and provided both audit and support function within the Power Operations department to ensure technical resolution or other appropriate assistance as required.

General Physics Corporation                   4/1989 - 3/1993

Aiken, South Carolina

Vogtle Electric Generation Plant Unit 2

Salary: 70,000.00 USD Per Year         Hours per week: 60

Systems Startup Test Engineer

As a Systems Test Engineer under contract with Georgia Power Company my responsibilities were to write system test procedures, perform field walk downs of primary nuclear steam supply systems piping and equipment.  Detect and correct any construction deficiencies. Upon acceptance of systems from construction the team, provided engineering support for startup program.  Developed and implemented tasks including and not limited to: analysis, schedules, estimates, tracking databases, performance tracking metrics, test matrix, test procedure review/approval.  Responsible for functional testing of valves, pumps, compressors and varied system components. Duties also included review and acceptability of testing result.  

Recognized as an accomplished  pro-active troubleshooter who can identify problems, formulate strategic plans, initiate change and implement solutions in challenging and diverse environments. Proven to meet challenges with the exceptional ability to execute preventative strategies and cost control actions.

Butler America                                           2/1986 - 5/1989

Shelton,, CT

Vogtle Electric Generation Plant Unit 1

Salary: 60,000 USD Per Year               Hours per week: 50

Systems Test Engineer

Under contract to Georgia Power Company  Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2, located near Waynesboro Georgia.  Responsible for construction engineering functions required to install and prepare mechanical equipment for pre operational testing.  These responsibilities also included cleanliness control of material and components, pre operational and layup of water cooled nuclear power plant fluid systems as required per ANSI N45.2. Responsible for executing the Pre-Commissioning scope of assigned area. This included Tightness Testing, Line Air Blows & Flushing, Safe Fluid Testing, and Unit Operations Testing. Other responsibilities included commissioning / operations shift supervision , plant operations and assigned testing. Ensured all safety procedures and policies were adhered to for all assigned systems under care, custody and control of the Commissioning Team. Performed power assencion testing  Unit 1 began commercial operation in May 1987. Unit 2 began commercial operation in May 1989.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company             7/1985 - 8/1985

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Project

Pismo Beach, California

S alary: 5000 USD Per Month         Hours per week: 50

Pipe Support Field Engineer

Performed walkdown inspection of pipe supports while under contract with Pacific Gas and Electric Company to ensure compliance with the requirements of ANSI B31.1 and ASME Section III NF Codes.  Provided technical assistance and documentation required to rework pipe supports and resolve discrepancies.

Union Electric Company                                 1/1982 - 6/1984

Calloway Nuclear Project

Reform, Missouri

Salary: 45000 USD Per Year                   Hours per week: 50

Systems Test Engineer

Responsible for all construction engineering functions required to install and prepare mechanical equipment for pre operational testing.  Performed valve restoration, pump alignment, securing of tanks and vessels, and installed piping and instrument air lines per design and or modification.  Responsibilities included cleanliness control of materials, components and pre operational layup of water-cooled nuclear power plant fluid systems as required per ANSI N45.2.  Evaluated influent and effluent water analysis, air blows through permanent piping to obtain required cleanness levels.  Hydro lased and performed lube oil/hydraulic oil flushes.  Determined pre-flush and post-flush inspection points and established flow paths and valve lineups.

Mercury Instrumentation Company                 2/1980 - 1/1982

Waterford 111 Nuclear Project

Killona, Louisiana

Salary: 35000 USD Per Year                   Hours per week: 40

Systems Engineer

Routed small bore piping and stainless steel tubing from process connections to instruments, in conformance with ASME and ANSI codes.  Calculated thermal growth movements for minimum absorption legs, selected tube track and placed hangers and clamps according to design specifications.  Secured field measurements and prepared detailed isometric sketches to assure proper construction.  Performed walk downs , and made as-built drawings of small bore piping as required.

Honeywell Commercial Construction Div.   3/1978 - 2/1980

Metairie, Louisiana

Salary: 35000.00 USD Per Year             Hours per week: 40

Application Engineer

Reviewed job specifications,selected equipment, and performed application engineering.  Laid out schematic sketches of control circuits, schedules, sequence and narrative of operations for the installation of Honeywell Temperature Control systems and equipment.  Also generated design drawings showing location and configuration of mechanical equipment for placement of pneumatic controls and tubing. Including locations of PLC panels and power control wiring.

MILITARY/CIVILIAN EDUCATION Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana

Associate Degree, 10/1998

Major: Electrical/Electronics Engineering

Minor: N/A

GPA: 3.0

Honeywell Training Center

Metairie, Louisiana

Vocational, 10/1980

Major: N/A

Minor: N/A

GPA: N/A

Panama Canal Zone College

Balboa, Canal Zone

Some College Coursework Completed, 5/1976

Major: Engineering

Minor: N/A

GPA: 3.0

University Of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

Some College Coursework Completed, 6/1973

Major: Engineering

Minor: N/A

GPA: 3.0

United States Air Force

Keesler Air force Base, Mississippi

Certification, N/A

Major: N/A

Minor: N/A

GPA: N/A

JOB RELATED TRAINING Attended Canal Zone College with courses in architectural and mechanical drafting and design.  Panama CZ 1976

Graduated USAF Extension Course Institute, Management/Supervisory Training Courses.

Certified Air Condition Theory, Pneumatic and Electronic Controls and Automation.  Honeywell 1980

Courses leading to a degree in Electrical/Electronics  Engineering.  Delgado Community College

Certified Level III Systems Test Supervisor.

Specialties:

•40 hr OSHA HAZWOPER Certified  

Fifteen years Collective experience in Management, Electrical, Mechanical or Systems.  

Ten +(10) years Nuclear Startup experience“Startup Services Program ” Demonstrable knowledge of facility integrated system and operational requirements.

Certified level 3 test engineer NSSS ( Nuclear Steam Supply Systems )

ASME NQA-1 and 10 CFR 50 Appendix B.

Review of engineering documents (drawings, specifications, calculations)

Member of NISEP (Nuclear Industry Supplier Evaluation Program)

Development and review of procedures.Familiar with Functional Acceptance Criteria Documents, Developed P&IDs, Single Line Drawings, from field sketches.  

Electrical Equipment Lists, Control System Logic and Design, Loop Diagrams,  

Electrical Equipment Specifications; Circuit/Raceway/Wiring/Connection Design;  

Grounding; Heat Tracing; Fire Detection, Instrument Indices; Setpoint Index;  

Instrument and Control Valve Specifications; DCS / PLC Design; Instrument  

Location and Installation Design experience; Panel Layouts; and Vendor Document Review.  

•CPR/First Aid •Current Physical •Respirator Security Clearance: •DOE Q - Inactive •Test Clearance - Inactive Proficient with Computers and Programs: Microsoft Office (Word,Excel, Power Point); File Maker Pro

LANGUAGES Primary Language: English

Spoken: Advanced

Written: Advanced

Read: Advanced

Secondary Language: Spanish

Spoken: Intermediate

Written: Novice

Read: Intermediate

REFERENCES Name: E.T. Stover

Company: Daniel International Corporation

Title: Operations Manager,

Phone Number: 314-676-3111

Email Address:

Reference Type: Professional

Name: R. Lee Mansfield

Company: Georgia Power Company

Title: Nuclear Operations Engineer

Phone Number: 404-724-8114

Email Address:

Reference Type: Professional

Name: Michael Horton

Company: Georgia Power Company

Title: Senior Project Manager,

Phone Number: 404.724.8114

Email Address:

Reference Type: Professional

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