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Geraldine Cirelli

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer

Aiken, SC

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Work Experience

Fire Protection Engineer

Ideal Marine/NASA
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New Orleans, LA
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May 2013 to September 2013

Responsibilities 
As the primary fire protection engineering consultant, provided technical oversight for the development and implementation of a fire protection program in compliance with NASA Standards and NFPA code requirements, Preparing purchase requisitions for fire equipment, and developing Scope of Work to implement contracts.  
 
Accomplishments 
identified scope of work and manpower needs for inspection/testing attributes of suppression and detection fire systems.  
 
Skills Used 
working knowledge of NASA standards and NFPA codes, updating MAXIMO data system

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer

Tri-EN Engineering
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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January 2012 to July 2012

As Sr Fire Protection Engineer provided technical support for the walk down teams, identifying, documenting/resolving deficiencies of fire barrier/ penetration upgrades to answer NRC NFPA 805 impacts at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant. Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station: reviewed/resolved fire system deficiencies discovered by others providing a path forward prior to NRC program inspection. San Onofere Nuclear updated safe shut down P&ID drawings using Auto Vue software

Fire Protection Engineer

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Company
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Aiken, SC
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September 1999 to February 2011

Developed an effective and comprehensive fire prevention/protection program which substantially reduced the threat of fire to life, property, and the environment; ensuring compliance with Nuclear Regulatory and the Department of Energy (DOE) requirements that provided smooth operations of facility fire systems, developing cost effective engineering solutions, prepared Fire Hazards Analyses, Engineering Evaluations, Self-Assessments, Life Safety surveys, fire system inspections, including auditing site programs for compliance with DOE protocol. 
Significant Accomplishments: DOE Approval for removal of AFFF fire system creating a signification reduction in facility operating costs. Substantively reduced the number of engineering documents as a result of an EM audit

Fire Protection Engineer

NUS / Science Tech
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February 1999 to June 1999

Performed walk downs of raceway fire barriers for Appendix R compliance implementing NEI/Thermo-lag upgrade project for the redesign and update of passive fire systems. Provided the development of technical criteria in accordance with NFPA 801, 101 for the conceptual design of a DOE LLW processing facility

Fire Protection Staff Engineer

Proto Power Inc
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Groton, CT
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September 1997 to December 1998

As the point of contact for the Fire Protection Manager, developed, marketing proposals, reviewed staff recruiting needs Participated in program improvement audits at various nuclear facilities in preparation of NRC Fire Protection Functional Inspection Assessments. 
Significant Accomplishments: Increase customer base by over $3 million

Fire Protection Specialist

MBS Fire Technology
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Aiken, SC
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March 1995 to August 1997

Provided programmatic guidance during the implementation phase of the engineering and design development effort for the SRS Fire Protection Program, providing technical input for the development of a Fire Protection Coordinator Program, evaluated program for compliance with DOE/NFPA requirements, developed fire preplans, Fire Hazards Analysis, Engineering Evaluations, building and self-assessments. 
Significant Accomplishments: also responsible for the closure of over 1200 deficiency issues that were the result of past assessments.

Materials Inspector

Manpower Inc
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January 1995 to March 1995

Procurement Specialist

Fishbach Power
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October 1992 to July 1993

Quality Engineer

GTS/Duratek, Watts Barr Nuclear Plant
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April 1992 to October 1992

Startup Engineer

United Engineers
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October 1990 to October 1991

Construction Engineer

ABB-IMPELL Comanche Peak Nuclear Plant
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February 1990 to October 1990

Construction Engineer South Texas Project

EBASCO
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Bay City, TX
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March 1985 to December 1989

Education

Environmental Engineering Program Aiken Technical College -
Aiken, SC

Additional Information

Other Specific skills: Rad Worker 2, Maintained L clearance, Familiar with NQA-1, OSHA 1910, 1926, Supply Chain Management Logistics, Verification and Validation, Appendix R, and D & D protocol, development of a Fire Protection Coordinator Program, Preparation of work control documents, lockout/tag out, Hot Work Permits, Fire System Impairments, including penetration breaches. Basic understanding of procurement practices as defined under DEAR and FAR. Conduct walk downs of fire protection systems, fire barriers/penetration seals and equipment, familiar with Microsoft Office Applications: Word, Excel, passport work planning. 
 
AREAS OF EXPERTISE 
 
NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist 
Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Professional Member grade 
NFPA Codes, Life Safety Code 
NRC Technical Reviews 
Self Assessments 
Root Cause Analysis 
Facility Evaluations 
Materials Management 
Fire Hazard Analysis 
Procurement 
FPFI Assessments