I graduated top of my class from PNEO, a course which certifies Naval Nuclear Engineers.
I’ve spent 3 months acting as the ship’s Engineer. The Engineer is the third most senior officer aboard, usually with 6-12 years of experience. I was responsible for 62 people and over a billion dollars of equipment.
What I Do Now
My job description is a little confusing, so here are some key aspects of my work:
Overall, my job is to take technical projects and push them to completion.
I have operational experience as a watch officer, leading an 8-person watchteam over 5 test programs. This includes executing once-in-a-lifetime hydrostatic tests, non-critical steaming, and initial criticality and certification of the ship’s reactor.
I have extensive training and experience in casualty response (like this). I have responded to countless simulated emergencies, and around ten real ones.
Besides certifying the ship for operation, I also help certify the crew. I have spent the last year managing the training and inspections necessary to prepare the ship for criticality.
I also deal with the processes we use to build a nuclear-powered warship. A large portion of my job these days involves conversations with regulators and commercial entities to lay the groundwork for our next milestones.
What I’m Looking For
I want a job that will change the world.
I want my work to be technical.
I’d like to have the opportunity to manage a team.