Neal J. Quigley
Mr. Neal Quigley is a nuclear power plant professional with a broad range of managerial and implementation experience in the area of Mechanical Design and Systems Engineering. Neal is an accomplished professional engineer (licensed) experienced in engineering and project management, mechanical system design, testing, and analysis. Possess over 30 years of extensive and successful oversight and implementation of engineering and performance-related activities at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). Recognized by Site Management for exceptional adherence to industry engineering standards and nuclear regulatory requirements as well as for my proactive approach to problem resolution. Since 1998, Neal has successfully managed three different Engineering Division Groups (Nuclear Systems, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Programs) and, most recently, the Maintenance Division Programs Group, overseeing the work of 70 employees during tenure as supervisor and manager, including component and plant systems engineering support functions, plant modifications, design calculations, nuclear fuel management, preventive maintenance program implementation, self-assessment, contract management, training coordination activities, and implementation of programs tied to the plant operating license.
- 2014-Present - Consultant, NWI Consulting, LLC, Knoxville, TN.
- PM Optimization Project, PPL's Susquehanna Steam Electric Station
- 1981-2013 - SCE (So.California Edison) SONGS (San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station), San Clemente, CA.
- 2012-2013 -Manager, Maintenance Programs
- Managed group of eight (8) employees conducting program self-assessments, industry benchmarking, contract management, training coordination, and plant operating license required programs, as well as coordinate in the performance of event cause evaluations. Oversight of large-scale preventive maintenance program optimization project to re-evaluate program scope and maintenance content, requiring cross-divisional collaboration with Engineering Groups and Work Management. Scope of project included installing the Maintenance Division as responsible lead for all non-critical equipment.
- Developed program managers and owners within the Maintenance Division as part of the recently completed business transformation effort to account for all aspects of maintenance quality and material condition
- 2010-2012 - Manager, Mechanical Engineering Programs
- Managed group of 12 engineers and supervisors responsible for mechanical system components, including all types and pumps, valves, and heat exchangers as well as management of nuclear fuel handling. Duties of group included failure analysis and PM enhancements to support and improve equipment performance.
- Developed encompassing engineering program, entailing 20 discrete programs with associated guidance, infrastructure, and program evaluation process.
- Oversight of Engineering Division Emergency Response Organization commitment for four individually staffed teams (7 members), including the logistics for training, qualifications, and duty rotation.
- 2001-2010 - Manager, Mechanical Engineering Group
- Managed group of 26 engineers and supervisors responsible for primary and secondary plant systems and components engineering support, including troubleshooting, component maintenance, repair oversight, equipment reliability and immediate response to plant and equipment operability and work management issues. Responsibilities included coordination of all nuclear fuel handling, first responder for Operations and Maintenance.
- 1998-2001 - Manager, Nuclear Systems Engineering Group
- Managed group of 21 engineers and supervisors responsible for system engineering support of the reactor primary, charging and letdown, emergency core cooling, containment spray, and HVAC systems, post-emergency cleanup, habitability, spent fuel, and radwaste systems.
- Oversight of the modification and implementation of a piping cross-tie between the low pressure safety injection and containment spray systems, resulting in greater operational flexibility while maintaining unit capability, reduced personnel resource constraints, and preventing the need to enter risk elevated alignments to perform maintenance and repairs.
- Demonstrated integrated system knowledge through oversight of replacement of the vibration and loose parts monitoring (VLPM) computer system replacement. Effort resolved numerous technical specification level plant issues.
- 1991-1998 - Supervisor, NSSS Nuclear Systems Engineering Group
- Supervised group of 10 system engineers responsible for system engineering support of the Reactor Coolant, Charging and Letdown, Emergency Core Cooling, Containment Spray, and Vibration and Loose Parts Monitoring (VLPM) systems, as well as the Reactor Coolant Pumps.
- 1981-1991 - System Engineer, Turbine Cycle Group
- Cognizant Engineer for main steam system, turbines and controls, responsible for engineering associated with operation, maintenance, design changes, troubleshooting, root cause evaluation, nonconformance report disposition, system description review, and operability reviews.
- Improved systems performance monitoring and problem solving techniques, enhanced system and component technical and operating procedures, and collaborated with Design Engineering in identifying new ways to test plant systems for increased equipment reliability and plant operating capacity.
- Developed San Onofre Units 2 & 3 turbine plant heat balance monitoring program utilizing ASME test codes for heat transfer, resulting in significant recovered plant efficiency (megawatt power output).
- Implemented Main Steam Isolation Valve modifications in collaboration with Design Engineering and the valve vendor, resulting in dramatically improved equipment reliability and reduced maintenance costs and plant outage durations.
- Served as project manager, working with the Maintenance Division, in the design and establishment of an on-site hydraulic shop, focused on the troubleshooting, overhaul, and repair of hydraulically operated unitized actuators, including oil analysis, and component modifications. Recognized by regulators and as an industry best practice.
Academic Credentials and Qualifications
- California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, California 1980
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
- Leadership Academy, Southern California Edison 2012
- Professional Engineer (Mechanical), State of California, Registration No. 23168
- Nuclear Industry Check Valve Group – Served as chairman of a committee comprised of nuclear industry professionals that developed industry guidance for quality affecting check valve design, testing, instability and leakage analysis, and maintenance in affiliation with American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Nuclear Maintenance Application Center (NMAC).