United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Jeffrey Jacobson

Mr. Jacobson began his nuclear career at Norfolk Naval Shipyard where he worked for five years as an electrical systems engineer.  After transferring to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 1986, Mr. Jacobson was assigned to the Vendor Inspection and Special Inspection groups in NRC headquarters where he was responsible for leading inspection teams at manufacturing facilities and at operating commercial power reactors.   After the elimination of headquarters led team inspections in the late 1990s, Mr. Jacobson worked on the development of what is now the NRC’s reactor oversight process.  Mr. Jacobson also developed and implemented new training courses for NRC inspectors in the areas of safety culture and advanced root cause methodology in response to the near miss accident at Davis Besse.

In 2004, Mr. Jacobson left NRR and took a position as a Senior International Relations Officer in the NRC’s Office of International Programs.  While in this position, Mr. Jacobson’s primary responsibility was working with former NRC Chairman Nils Diaz and the OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency in Paris, France on the development of a Multinational Design Evaluation Program (MDEP).  The MDEP is focused on facilitating cooperation between participating countries in the licensing and review of new reactor designs.  In 2009, following the successful implementation of the MDEP, Mr. Jacobson moved to the NRC’s Vendor Inspection Branch in the Office of New Reactors.  Most recently, Mr. Jacobson has been leading inspections focused on the design validation and qualification testing of components for the Westinghouse AP1000 reactors. Mr. Jacobson holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University.

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