Thirty-six years of experience in the power industry including thirty years of experience in nuclear industry, gained as engineer, technical and administrative manager at the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant, Armenia and support organizations, as well as in a number of international nuclear projects with a focus on management system, operational safety, quality management and safety culture.
Specialized expertise in the field of nuclear quality management accumulated during the work as a Project Quality Manager at the WorleyParsons Nuclear Services, Head of Quality Assurance department at the Armenian NPP and as technical director of the Technical Support Organizations.
Experience includes: operation and maintenance of in-core instrumentation and monitoring systems; design and implementation of IMS/QMS for nuclear projects and organizations; participation in international review missions, review and enhancement of the NPP Operational safety; planning and leading of QA audits and company Self-Assessments; contribution to the development of IAEA safety standards; participation in over 40 international workshops, seminars and training courses.
Active involvement with Quality/Project management functions in international nuclear projects for construction of new facilities and operational safety enhancement, as well as in post-Fukushima safety evaluation process for operating NPPs.
2000 – Training course on “Decommissioning cost estimation” held by SOGIN (Roma, Italy)
2002 – Training courses on “PSA(level 1) Development” and “Risk Spectrum computer code using for PSA” held by SOGIN (Roma, Italy)
2002 – Training course on “QMS Auditor training” held by BNFL (Yerevan, Armenia)
2004 – Training course on “Safety Culture” held by BENIC (Knutsford, UK)
2006 – Training Course (ITC-19) on the “Physical Protection of Nuclear Facilities and Materials“ (Albuquerque, USA);
2007 – Training courses on “Improvement of Maintenance management system” (Madrid, Spain and Dungeness NPP, UK)
2007 – WANO Training Course for WANO Peer Review Team Leaders (Sevastopol, Ukraine)
2007 – Training course on “Documentation Management” held by AMEC (Dungeness NPP, UK)
2008 – 2010 – Training courses attendance in Charted Quality Institute (London) on: “Development of skills of New Quality Managers” “Implementation of Quality Management System – ISO 9001: 2008 “Quality Tools and Techniques” “Process Design and Performance Improvement” “Creating customer focused organization” “Problem solving through root cause analysis”
2009 – Training courses on “Leadership and Corrective Action Programme” and “Project Management and Human Recourse Management” held by Enconet (Yerevan, Armenia)
2010 – IAEA Regional Training Course on the “Integrated Management Systems Applied to the Maintenance Programmes of NPPs and Research Reactors” (Kozloduy NPP, Bulgaria)
2012 – Training course on “NQA-1 program development and compliance” (Atlanta, USA)