Tom Bearden, PE – More than 35 Years


Advisor, consultant, contractor, engineer, analyst, team leader in high consequence facility applications at a number of U.S. Department of Energy sites engaged in nuclear waste management (transuranic and mixed waste treatment / certification).  Performed in same roles in a mix of commercial nuclear energy-related companies engaged in advanced reactor design / development for U.S. GEN III Plant deployments beyond 2020.

Roles and responsibilities on Government Programs include, but are not limited to: Technical / management consultant in transuranic (TRU) waste management / business systems; Procedures for headspace gas system at the Oak Ridge TRU waste facility; TRU Site Project Management (SPM) support for AMWTP Idaho National Laboratory (INL); Engineering review and operations for remote-handled TRU Drum Venting System; Analyst for Energy and Agriculture Committees of NM House of Representatives; QA lead for DOE-SPRU to oversee SPRU Disposition Project Niskayuna, NY; QA Assessment team member at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Designed and implemented WIPP waste characterization and data management systems for Radio-assay; Member WIPP certification team with Carlsbad Technical Assistance Contractor (CTAC) to meet EPA and State of New Mexico requirements; Developed transuranic waste characterization documents and requirements including waste certification plans (WCP), quality assurance project plans (QAPP), transportation plans (site-specific TRAMPAC), and detailed operational procedures for waste characterization and certification.

Roles and responsibilities on Commercial Programs include, but are not limited to: Senior quality and design engineer oversight for Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems (MNES) pursuing nuclear plant license in U.S. and Japan; Licensing team member on US-Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor (US-APWR) Program; Lead for FSAR Chapter 17 Design Certification Document (DCD) and Combined License Applications (COLAs); Managed ASME Code Section III compliance project for an ASME “N” Certificate (N stamp) for BWX Technologies design team on mPower SMR; Developed engineering procedures per ASME / NQA-1 / 10CFR50 App. B; ASME/NQA-1 Lead Auditor; Evaluated QA manuals for all characterization methods.

Sectors | Segments | Applications

Nuclear U.S. DOE waste management (transuranic waste characterization, mixed waste treatment, waste certification), U.S. DOE weapons sites, nuclear generation III licensing / design, U.S. EPA requirements documents, petrochemical, chemical, engineered equipment / systems, & large scope EPC programs.


U.S. Government DOE – Nuclear Waste Management Sites

  • SPRU Disposition Project, Niskayuna, NY
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN
  • Hanford Site, Richland, WA
  • Idaho National Laboratory, ID
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), NM
  • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, NM

Commercial – Nuclear Power Reactor Design & QA

  • BWX Technologies (BWXT), mPower SMR
  • Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems (MNES)
  • NFT Incorporated

Contact (NM)

Date posted: July 29, 2020 | Author: