Fred Madden is a Senior Project Manager with Certrec’s Office of Licensing and Compliance team. He is a seasoned nuclear professional who has been engaged in all facets of nuclear power from plant design, construction, startup, and operations. He has extensive regulatory experience and additionally has held leadership positions in engineering, emergency planning, security, and oversight (quality assurance).
A professional engineer, Mr. Madden has performed design and safety analyses, and has provided engineering support for plants under construction (field engineering). He led the transition of design authority from contractors to the owner utility. He has provided expert testimony before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) and the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS).
Mr. Madden has extensive regulatory experience and demonstrated effectiveness in dealing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and other federal and state regulatory officials. He has led successful major licensing actions such as power uprates, risk-informed initiatives, and independent spent fuel storage facilities. Mr. Madden has led employee concerns programs that monitor and provide executive feedback on safety culture and safety conscious work environment. In his quality assurance functions, he led development of oversight performance assessment to provide performance perspectives beyond audits and quality control.
Mr. Madden was part of the team that developed the business case that led to creation of the STARS Alliance – a group of five, single station utilities that worked together as a fleet. He served as the alliance’s initial Washington Representative where he represented STARS in dealing with the NRC and other agencies and Congress. He also led Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) task forces.
In his responsibilities for security and emergency planning, Mr. Madden rebuilt leadership and improved performance of both departments. Additionally, the team was successful in reestablishing confidence and productive relationships with state and local officials. Mr. Madden was a long-term leader of the Comanche Peak Operations Review Committee – the independent, offsite safety review board.
Mr. Madden holds a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Nuclear Engineering. He has served on PWR Owners Group, EPRI, and NEI committees, and is a member of the American Nuclear Society.