ROY L. LIGHTFOOT, NRRPT
Mr. Lightfoot has over 25 years of experience in the delivery of nuclear and hazardous waste remediation projects. He has hands-on project management, Conduct of Operations, and extensive radiological control experience on a wide range of projects, including nuclear D&D, commercial nuclear power, nuclear weapons production, National Laboratories, and US Navy Nuclear Vessels.
Mr. Lightfoot has led and managed projects that have gained regulatory compliance under extreme political and logistical conditions. In the planning and execution of these projects, he has worked directly with multiple regulatory agencies to identify compliance standards and, in parallel, the project actions required to achieve them. Throughout, he has proven his ability to guide and supervise teams of professional and craft personnel through demonstrating leadership skills and building core values.
Mr. Lightfoot is recognized across the nuclear industry on matters pertaining to Radiological Protection and Health Physics. This includes methods and controls in areas such as: ALARA practices, Conduct of Operations, waste management plan development, work planning and execution, hazard identification and control, coordination of work teams; radiation dose, contamination and airborne control; procedure and technical basis document development, supervision, risk assessment, PPE, dose measurement, instrumentation and methodology, HP/D&D worker training, and incident response. Mr. Lightfoot also represents Radiation Protection during audits, inspections and professional meetings/conferences.
Mr. Lightfoot additionally provides quality control and quality assurance management activities ensuring compliance with quality assurance programs, procedures, and plans through in-service inspections and documentation. He has been a core team member in the development of Quality Assurance Programs, Quality Assurance Program Implementation Plans, project specific Quality Assurance Plans and Waste Management Plans.
Training & Qualifications
2008 INPO National Academy for Nuclear Training – Advanced Leadership
2005 CH2M Hill First Line Manager Certification
2004 Flour Hanford First Line Manager Certification
2003 DOE Radiological Core Academics Proctor
2002 Northeast Utilities Health Physics Examination Proctor
1995 National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT)
1987 U.S. Naval Reactors
o NAVSHIPS 389-0288, Article 108 Radiological Controls Technician
o Decontamination Processes, Techniques and Control
o Personnel Exposure Control
o Contamination Control
o Engineering Control
1983 U.S. Army
o Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare
o Hazardous Environment Instructor
o Nuclear and Chemical Hazard Identification
o Hazardous Materials Handling
o Individual, Equipment and Terrain Decontamination
o Sample Collection (Air, Water, Soil, Clothing)
o Breathing Apparatus Operation and Maintenance
· Emergency Program Manager (IS-00001)
· Radiological Emergency Management (IS-00003)
· Fundamentals of Emergency Management (IS-00230.b)
· Emergency Planning (IS-00235.b)
· Leadership and Influence (IS-00240.a)
· Effective Communication (IS-00242.a)
· Emergency Support Function 15 (IS-00250.a)
· Radiological Emergency Response (IS-00301)
· Modular Emergency Radiological Response (IS-00302)
· Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments (IS-00650.a)
· Public-Private Partnerships (IS-00660)
· National Incident Management System (NIMS) (IS-00700.a)
· National Response Framework (IS-00800.b)
· Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex (IS-00836)
· Introduction to the Incident Command System (IS-00100.b)
· ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident (IS-00200)
· An Introduction to Hazardous Materials (IS-00005.a)
· A Citizen's Guide to Disaster Assistance (IS-00007)
· Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies (IS-00015.b)
· An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness. (IS-00022)
· Household Hazardous Materials (IS-00055.a)
· Exercise Design (IS-00139)
· Developing and Managing Volunteers (IS-00244.a)
· Project Management Institute
· National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists
· American Nuclear Society
· Health Physics Society
Rad Ops, Inc 1/2013 to Present
Conduct of Operations and Management Consultation
Provide consultation pertaining to Conduct of Operations, Radiation Protection, proposal preparation, hazards assessment, compliance and control.
MH Chew & Associates 8/2012 to 12/2012
Conduct of Operations Mentor and Oversight
Support Radiological and Hazardous Waste Tank Farm Operations, located at Hanford WA USA, by reviewing Radiation Protection practices, methods, industry standards, industry trends, and best practices for improving the Radiation Protection program. Implement and direct radiological field and planning activities to support WRPS projects. Responsible for the daily field oversight and mentoring of qualified Health Physics Supervisors, Radiological Work Planners, Health Physics Technicians, Field Work Supervisors, Work Planners and Craft as it pertains to Radiological Control and ensuring consistent work planning and field application amongst the various projects. Identify potential problems and present desirable solutions to ensure timely compliance with established radiological rules and regulations. Provide training/mentoring of personnel regarding common acceptable work practices and techniques utilized to ensure compliance and hazards control.
· Improve company Radiological Conduct of Operations through mentoring, directing and oversight
· Provide technical input to professional staff to ensure effective radiological work planning and field execution.
· Participate in work planning and execution activities to enhance safety and compliance
· Implement and oversee company Radiological Control Programs.
· Provide guidance for implementation of the Integrated Safety Management System.
· Support worker involvement in safety and process improvement programs.
· Interact with other Radiological Control groups and WRPS projects to ensure that WRPS and ORP mission goals are met.
· Identify field performance issues and determine corrective actions and training needs.
· Function as Radiological Controls process Subject Matter expert.
· Facilitate project training and periodically conduct quality control checks in the areas of Radiological Conduct of Operations
· Assist in compiling company radiological program reviews.
· Make recommendations for efficiencies to streamline and improve radiological processes.
Lightfoot Services Corp 4/2012 to 8/2012
Provide consultation pertaining to Conduct of Operations, Radiation Protection Management, proposal preparation, hazards assessment, compliance and control.
Federal Engineers & Constructors (FE&C) 6/2009 to 3/2012
· Project Manager for FE&C Tank Farms Projects to support and maintain the safe storage of nuclear and chemical hazardous waste, consolidation of waste for future treatment, and ensure that environmental insult from these activities and operations do not occur. Tank farm activities include waste storage, waste characterization, waste concentration, interim stabilization, equipment installation or removal, waste surveillance activities, and waste sampling. These activities are performed by ensuring field work is planned and performed using teams composed of operations, maintenance, health physics, engineering, quality, and safety personnel. Responsibilities: managing, planning, staffing, scheduling, budgeting, reporting, document control, ensuring quality of work products and ensuring consistency across projects.
· United Kingdom Project Radiological Advisor for development of the decommissioning strategy and providing detailed descriptions of best practices for contaminated deplanting methodologies for implementation at Heysham and Hartlepool Nuclear Power Stations in the UK. This included Scope Planning, Definition, Verification and Change Control along with identifying crew size and composition, technical approach, work throughput, cost estimates and scheduling relevant to executing the dismantling methodology.
· Radiation Protection Management and Consultation for the 100-K East Reactor Core Removal Project. Work activities include scope planning, definition, verification, scheduling and cost estimating, and Change Control along with the development of SA Robotics radiological policies and strategies, implementation of the CHPRC radiation protection program into the facility design and develop the radiological work strategies and key personnel needed for successful project execution.
· Project team member for scope planning, definition, verification and change control in preparation for various Hanford dismantlement, demolition, environmental remediation, waste packaging and shipping projects.
· Technical Services Manager – Oversee the placement of professionals throughout the business sector filling industry needs with occupations such as project management, project controls, planners/schedulers, health physics, engineers, and various subject matter experts unique to facility decommissioning and environmental remediation.
· Core team member in the development of the Quality Assurance Program and ensure compliance by establishing and implementing methods to identify, control, and provide solutions to quality problems. Performed management oversight of surveillances, inspection and test status, control of processes, and ensuring document control, document production, records management, and QA Document Control.
Bartlett Services Inc. 9/2008 to 7/2009
Director of Operations, Western US
Duties and Responsibilities include; overall operation of all Western Region U.S. government projects while maintaining knowledge of and experience in the technical elements, processes and activities of the particular project. Utilize problem solving as a management skill and communicating (listening and verbal) effectively to all levels of craft and management; providing organization and leadership to the project; providing planning and scheduling functions for effective implementation of the associated contracts; Responsible for writing, negotiating and administering contracts and enforcing civil and governmental regulations involving the projects. Managing processes and activities of the project; developing estimates; interpreting specifications; managing and directing project start-up and phase-out; exercising cost efficient and innovative approaches to save money and improve productivity; planning and scheduling project related activities; and monitoring project schedules and plans. Responsible for ensuring a cost-conscience approach is used for delivery of all projects and coordination of subcontractors and/or various crafts. Maintaining fiscal control and managing the cash flow of the project; organizing manpower for the project; coordinating overall operations; providing direction and delegation to the project teams; Maintaining quality assurance in compliance with company philosophy and requirements. Practicing accepted management methods and techniques and administering overall company personnel policies and procedures; managing relations with organized labor, maintaining logistics and material control on a project, and proposal development.
Columbia Nuclear Generating Station, Richland WA 11/2007 to 9/2008
Radiological Planning Manager
Provide technical leadership, work management and administration for professional staff and craft to implement the ALARA Program at Columbia Generating Station. Major responsibilities include: representing Radiological Services on the Senior Site ALARA Committee Management, routine and outage radiological work planning, preparing and reporting dose estimates and budgets, leading Energy Northwest's ALARA and exposure reduction efforts, coordination of station radiation shielding and flushing programs. Represent Energy Northwest Radiation Protection during internal and regulatory audits, inspections, and at professional meetings/conferences.
Supervision activities of the Radiological Planning group include the following:
· Provide technical oversight to professional staff to ensure effective radiological work planning.
· Implement processes to meet the Radiological Services Department and Energy Northwest business plan objectives and foster continuous improvement.
· Review and approve Radiation Protection procedures
· Make recommendations and decisions regarding employment, performance expectations/reviews, promotions, salary changes, transfers and terminations.
· Supervise all activities associated with radiological work planning for both routine and outage situations, including: RWP preparation and review, dose estimation, work scheduling, and work planning.
· Develop and implement a strategic, systematic plan for ownership of exposure reduction across all station organizations, including facilitating the Senior Site ALARA Management Committee.
· Lead station in exposure reduction by active participation in work scheduling and planning to ensure ALARA implementation and use of an ALARA Suggestion Program.
· Supervise all activities associated with establishing station exposure goals, including trending, reporting and analysis.
· Supervise the development of cost vs. benefit analysis for ALARA improvements, including review of major plant modifications and/or design changes.
· Identify and promote the benefits of dose reduction technologies, including remote radiological monitoring equipment, audio-visual equipment and robotics.
· Conduct and/or participate in Radiological Services Self Assessments.
Federal Engineers & Constructors, UK 2/2006 to 11/2007
Corporate Secretary – Responsible for establishing the FE&C UK Ltd Corporate business, obtaining business license, interacting and negotiating with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), establishing business offices, acting as company representative to UK clients, establishing and maintaining contracts, proposal manager, and business development.
Provide support for baseline definition, control, and procedures in the development and execution of British Nuclear Group (BNG) decommissioning strategies addressing performance methods and regulatory approaches for the acceleration of site demolition and clearance objectives for the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s MAGNOX Stations, with primary focus on D&D and Waste Management initiatives and the associated Stakeholder and Regulatory engagement decision processes.
MAGNOX Southern Bundle Decommissioning & Demolition Radiation Protection Consultant
· Review Radiation Protection practices, methods, industry standards, industry trends, and best practices for improving the Radiation Protection program.
· Provide radiological decommissioning advice and support for re-skilling of UK workforce in the areas of Health Physics and D&D training development for the MAGNOX southern bundle decommissioning projects.
Radiation Protection Consultant to Columbia Generating Station (CGS) –Establish and implement the CGS Alpha Monitoring Program compliant with the EPRI Alpha Monitoring Guidelines for Operating Nuclear Power Stations.
o Conducting investigations, inspections and tests, and evaluations to detect and control radiation hazards arising from the use of radioactive materials
o Conducts daily surveys to keep facility in compliance with license and regulations and ensures adequate RPS staffing for job coverage
o Initiates segregation of waste by characterization for processing
o Implements monitoring plans for free release program and tracking of materials
o Completes radiation work plans and enforces compliance
o Ensure staff compliance with company policies and procedures.
o Completes dosimetry issue and tracks and records daily exposures
o Complete safety and housekeeping weekly inspections.
o Maintain instruments including preparation for calibration send-off. Take environmental samples for radiation and safety programs
o The Radiation Protection Manager is responsible for HP Technician daily activities, operational task and responsibilities
Bartlett Services Inc. (BSI), Richland, WA 6/2003 to 2/2006
Contract CH2M Hill Acting Director of Radiological Control, CH2M Hill Radiological Protection Manager, CH2M Hill and Fluor Hanford Health Physics Supervisor, Bartlett Services Hanford Site Manager
· Managed and implemented the Hanford Radiological Protection Program as direct report to Vice President of CH2M Hill’s Waste Feed Operations.
· Directed Health Physics Supervisors, Health Physics Technicians, Health Physicists, Radiological Engineers and Radiological work planning, processes, and execution.
· Provided Management support, oversight, and direct supervision of union and non-union personnel including engineering, planning, radiological control, industrial hygiene and labor.
· Responsible for optimization of technical planning and field practices while ensuring compliance with established procedures, Technical Basis Documents, regulations, guidelines and radiological compliance non-conformance tracking and trending.
· Interfaced with labor relations for conflict resolution and to assure adherence to the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Commission (HAMTC) collective bargaining agreement. Represented CH2M Hill at Bargaining Union Step 1 and Step 2 grievances.
Additional responsibilities included business development, personnel recruitment and placement, scheduling, payroll, training support, and management oversight of BSI personnel for 233-S Plutonium Concentration Facility decontamination and demolition, fuel removal and sludge clean-up operations at K-Basin, groundwater sampling program, and Plutonium Finishing Plant D&D.
Various Companies 8/1983 to 6/2003:
Radiological Control Supervisor, Technician and Health Physics Analyst
Provided health physics coverage for various DOE and commercial nuclear facilities. Responsibilities included scientific applications, dose/stay time calculations, environmental restoration, radiological control of personnel and equipment, deactivation activities involving spent fuel, refueling activities, reactor disassembly/reassembly, refuel mast replacement, dry well maintenance, ion exchange maintenance, fuel sipping and reconstitution, RCP motor and valve replacements, fuel transfers, reactor internal maintenance, various valve repairs and cavity/chemical decontamination. Experienced with uranium, plutonium, mixed fission products, tritium, cobalt and other DOE added nuclides and commercial nuclear facility radionuclides.
Collect environmental samples, logs environmental data, and performs basic testing procedures on soil, groundwater, and air samples. Prepares samples for shipping, records radiation survey data, and prepares summaries and charts for review. Work with state regulators in waste receipt and environmental sampling. Implements site safety and control programs to include monitoring and protecting personnel from radiation exposure such as respiratory protection. Issue, collect, and process personnel dosimetry devices. Maintain and issue respiratory protection equipment. Perform radiological surveys on waste transport vehicles and packages arriving and leaving the facility.
7/2002 to 6/2003: Trojan Nuclear Power Station
Radiological Control Technician Supervisor
09/2001 to 07/2002: San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, California
Radiation Protection Supervisor
09/1997 to 01/2001: Trojan Nuclear Power Station, Oregon
Radiological Control Technician Supervisor and Lead Health Physics Technician
03/1995 to 09/1997: Battelle Memorial Institute, Washington
Health Physics Analyst
07/1994 to 03/1995: Fernald Environmental Remediation Site, Ohio
04/1994 to 07/1994: Battelle Memorial Institute, Ohio
02/1994 to 04/1994: J.M. Farley Nuclear Power Plant, Alabama
09/1993 to 12/1993: Callaway Nuclear Power Station, Missouri
06/1993 to 09/1993: Duane Arnold Energy Center, Iowa
02/1993 to 04/1993: Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Georgia
02/1992 to 04/1992: Duane Arnold Energy Center, Iowa
06/1988 to 01/1992: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington
11/1987 to 06/1988: Boeing Physical Science Research Center, Washington
08/1983 to 06/1987: U.S. Army, Alabama, Texas, Germany, Korea