Senior Engineer @ Advent Engineering Services, Inc.
BS, Nuclear Engineering @
University of Missouri-Rolla
Dr. Steinman has thirteen years of nuclear industry experience related to licensing, analysis, corrective action, operational support, and research. Her areas of expertise include new plant licensing [design certifications (DCDs) and combined license (COL) applications], design basis document (DBD) programs, environmental qualification (EQ), fire protection, thermal-hydraulic analyses and room heat-up calculations, and 10 CFR 50.59 reviews. She
Dr. Steinman has thirteen years of nuclear industry experience related to licensing, analysis, corrective action, operational support, and research. Her areas of expertise include new plant licensing [design certifications (DCDs) and combined license (COL) applications], design basis document (DBD) programs, environmental qualification (EQ), fire protection, thermal-hydraulic analyses and room heat-up calculations, and 10 CFR 50.59 reviews. She has been a major contributor to the EQ Programs of two nuclear power stations. She has performed these types of activities at both PWR and BWR facilities.
Dr. Steinman is a working group member and participated as the working group secretary for the 2010 update IEEE Std 627 (Equipment Qualification). She is currently the chairperson for the working group that is revision IEEE Std 1205 (Aging Management). She is also involved in an IEEE/IEC joint standard being developed on electric cable condition monitoring and the joint logo revision of IEEE Std 323/IEC 60780. She is also a registered professional engineer in Michigan and just began a three-year appointment to chair the ANS Professional Engineering Exam Committee in June of 2013.
Senior Engineering Consultant / Engineering Manager @ Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services—delivering the best solutions to meet our clients’ needs.
NOTE: Advent was sold in December 2009. I still work at the same location doing the same job, but now we are part of the Tetra Tech group of companies. From January 2010 to Present (6 years) Engineering Consultant @ Assisting a reactor vendor in developing a DCD for a new reactor design, primarily in the area of non-LOCA accident analysis. Assist in responding to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requests for additional information. Assist in responding to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requests for additional information, as well as preparing material for NRC and Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) meetings and audits. Responsible for the checking and design verification of two large-scale thermal-hydraulic analyses using the GOTHIC computer software to define post-accident environmental conditions. From April 2006 to March 2010 (4 years) Senior Engineer @ Performed research in support of reconstituting EQ Program design basis requirements. Assisted in formulating and re-establishing design requirements and bases in areas of EQ accident definition, radiation environment dosage, harsh/mild criteria, codes & standards and regulations, EQ Master List control, and EQ Program maintenance. Was a major contributor to resolution of corrective actions implemented in support of resolution of EQ issues at Davis-Besse.
Performed a complex analysis of Arrhenius-weighted average containment normal service condition temperatures based on six years worth of individually assessed daily temperature values. The result allowed an evaluation of both local area and elevation effects, as well as an accurate assessment of margin, for future qualified life determinations. Prepared EQ file updates to reflect changes in normal temperature conditions.
Assisted in research on assessing aging of electric cable insulation culminating in technical papers presented at four international conferences. Researched and evaluated modeling approaches for determining maximum temperatures within electronic cabinets. Assisted in performing a major revision of a nuclear plant’s Updated Safety Analysis Report. From 2002 to 2006 (4 years) Engineer Level II @ Implemented a spreadsheet approach and methodology for evaluating area temperature effects with respect to equipment aging and post-accident operability at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station. Participated in DBD preparation at the Kewanee Nuclear Power Plant. Responsibilities included preparing design calculations, performing engineering evaluations, and preparing licensing basis document changes. From 1999 to 2002 (3 years) Graduate Assistant / Engineering Intern / Research Scientist @ Universities of Michigan and Missouri-Rolla, Argonne and Sandia National Laboratories, Waste Management Federal Services, and Forschungzentrum KFA Juelich. Validated radiation dose models using dose measurements from transient sources. Developed transportation risk estimates using RADTRAN and evaluated output sensitivity to detail of accident rate data. Developed and maintained radiation dose and contamination records. Calculated creep strain parameters for German reactor pressure vessels and prepared technical report for later use in a joint study with the French. From 1994 to 1999 (5 years)
PhD, Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences @ University of Michigan From 1996 to 2000 BS, Nuclear Engineering @ University of Missouri-Rolla From 1992 to 1996 Central High School From 1989 to 1992 Rebecca Steinman is skilled in: Nuclear, Engineering, Construction, Plant, Environmental, Nuclear Engineering, Radiation Effects, Licensing, Technical Writing, Factory, Environmental Awareness, Reactor, Power Plants, Safety Engineering, Radiation Safety
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