Alex Young

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Education History

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Auburn University - Expected Graduation in 2026

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Nuclear (BSE: Nuclear)

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2015
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society - Tennessee Zeta Chapter President 2014-2015
Alpha Scholastic Honor Society
Golden Key International Honor Society

Professional Experience

Realtor 2017- Present

2017 - Current

Senior Project Manager

Lead a $200M design, planning, and licensing phase of a multi-billion dollar mega-project for the deployment of a first of a kind small modular nuclear reactor power plant

Managed a team of 6 project management professionals preparing for the next phase board approval which includes detailed project scoping, estimating, scheduling, and risk assessment

Provided technical and management direction, including process and procedure development, to licensing and engineering teams to produce a high quality design and construction permit application for a small modular reactor on an accelerated schedule

Design Engineer

Lead engineer for safety and radiological analysis and plant parameter envelope supporting the only Early Site Permit issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the potential deployment of advanced nuclear technologies.

Received multiple industry awards for innovations in engineering and licensing that progressed emergency preparedness initiatives of advanced nuclear technologies and small modular reactors

Created and implemented a process for the technical and commercial assessment of advanced nuclear reactor technologies that led to the reactor vendor decision for the Clinch River Nuclear Project and establishment of a New Nuclear Program for continued research and development

Improved performance of TVA's operating nuclear fleet through designing innovative plant modifications and providing design and systems engineering support during refueling outages

Increased fleet efficiency by managing the execution of 72 continuous improvement projects across the nuclear fleet as the lead for the Nuclear Fleet Optimization Project with McKinsey & Co. consultants

Certifications and Awards

Certifications and Awards

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI) | Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Certifications and Awards

Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) Certification

Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant Senior Reactor Operator Management Certification

Certifications and Awards

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Six Sigma-certified professionals can use statistical analysis to increase efficiency and reduce waste.

Certifications and Awards

Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Top Innovative Practice (TIP) Award

Integrated Engagement Strategy for Right-Sizing SMR Emergency Planning Zones

Certifications and Awards

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Technology Transfer Award

NuScale and TVA Advanced Assessment of Small Modular Rector (SMR) Design, Safety, and Cost-Effectiveness Through Integrated PWR (iPWR) Containment Aerosol Deposition and Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) Evaluation

Certifications and Awards

American Nuclear Society (ANS) Panelist

2017 ANS Winter Meeting & Expo Panelist on Advanced Reactor Source Term, Radiological, and Accident Evaluations