Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE/MP Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


Key programs in the commercial nuclear Industry to ensure quality


Mr. Mehdi Tadjalli


Chief Engineering Director at ENERCON Services


Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:00:00 AM


Boggs Building, Room 3-47


Dr. Farzad Rahnema


The commitment to nuclear safety is paramount in the commercial nuclear power industry. Some of the key programs to ensure safety and quality in engineering activities include Training and Qualification Program, Corrective Action Program, and the Human Performance Program. These and other safety and quality programs are integral parts of the commercial nuclear power industry and driven by regulations, industry organizations such as Institute of Nuclear Power Operators (INPO), and Utility owners. This presentation provides an overview of the typical training, corrective action, and human performance programs in the commercial nuclear power industry.


Mr. Mehdi Tadjalli is currently the Chief Engineering Director at ENERCON Services, a direct report to the Chief Nuclear Officer. He has 40 years of experience in the commercial nuclear industry with leadership positions in New Build Design, Construction, Start-Up, Operating Plant Engineering, Operation & Maintenance support. In his current position, Mr. Tadjalli is responsible for the Chief Engineering Organization, which includes: I&C, Cyber Security, Structural & Seismic Analysis, EQ, Electrical Analysis, Mechanical Analysis, Safety Analysis, License Renewal & Subsequent License Renewal, Fire Protection & Safe Shut-down, PRA, Emergency Preparedness, Engineering Programs, and Licensing services. Mr. Tadjalli has held various senior leadership positions in the commercial nuclear industry with NSSS suppliers, AEs and Utilities. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lamar University and MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He has completed an accelerated BWR SRO training program for engineers, and several major professional and executive leadership programs at major universities, nuclear companies and Utilities. Mr. Tadjalli has been active in the industry organizations including ANS, EPRI, NHUG, BWROG, NEI, INPO, WANO, CNS, and ANS. He has served on the University of North Carolina Advisory Board for Systems Engineering & Engineering Management.


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