Patrick Ward is a Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant at Talisman. He has over 40 years of business and professional experience as a director and manager of large, complex regulatory and technical programs and projects. Prior to retiring from Talisman in 2014, Mr. Ward served as the Director of Programs, including the management of international projects. He assisted Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) and KEPCO Nuclear Fuels (KNF) with the development and approval of Quality Assurance Program Descriptions (QAPD) and other Topical Reports submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the APR1400 Design Certification Project. His work with KHNP and KNF also includes the management of dry-run NRC-like inspections of KHNP QAPD implementation and the control of experimental, testing and design information. He participated in the Readiness Review of KHNP QAPD implementation and the implementation procedure review in Daejeon, South Korea (SK), and assisted KHNP with the APR1400 NRC Pre-Submittal Audit of the Design Control Document (DCD). He assisted Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems, Inc. (MNES) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI), through MNES, in support of obtaining the MHI US-APWR Design Certification and Combined Operating Licenses (COL) for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Units 3&4 (CP3&4) and North Anna Power Station, Unit 3 (NA3). Additionally, he has provided assistance to Lightbridge Corporation in support of the development and implementation of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) nuclear energy program, including implementation of the national Nuclear Law; development of the nuclear regulatory infrastructure and the Federal Authority on Nuclear Regulation (FANR); and the development and implementation of FANR nuclear safety regulations, regulatory guides and licensing processes.
Mr. Ward served as the Program Office Manager of the Licensing Support Network (LSN) Program Management Office (PMO), which was responsible for the compilation of the LSN in preparation for litigation associated with licensing the nation’s high-level waste repository, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Yucca Mountain Project (YMP). He is proficient with automated Program Management, budgeting, scheduling, planning, and control systems and tools. He is accomplished with Federal Government project coordination, procurement and contract management.
At Johnson Controls and Scientech, Inc., Mr. Ward served as the Director of Operations for multiple physical security projects. He directed the very large, politically-visible, priority Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) integrated security systems upgrade and replacement programs at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) for the Department of Treasury and at the entire U.S. Capitol Complex on Capitol Hill for the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP).
Mr. Ward developed and implemented special nuclear materials assessments for the DOE Office of Nuclear Safety (NS) and the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) at DOE’s weapons complex sites. He served as the Scientech Program Manager in its regulatory infrastructure support to DOE’s Office of New Production Reactors (NPR). He performed commercial nuclear power plant licensing, nuclear safety and regulatory activities; and for six years he operated nuclear submarine weapons and propulsion systems for the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Ward earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maryland. He holds an active U.S. Government security clearance and is cleared for Safeguards Information (SGI) at nuclear plants.