United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Jacob Zimmerman

Jacob Zimmerman is the Chief of the Electrical Engineering Branch in the Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.  He leads a staff of knowledgeable and experienced Electrical Engineers that reviews and evaluates functional performance requirements, design, and operation of onsite power systems and the interface between the offsite and onsite power systems under the full range of normal operation, transient, and accident conditions.

Since joining the NRC in 1991, Mr. Zimmerman has held a number of progressively more responsible positions, including service as technical assistant for reactors on the staff of then-Commissioner Jeffrey Merrifield and Deputy Chief of Staff for Chairman Allison Macfarlane.  He has also served in several leadership positions, as Branch Chief of six different branches in four of seven divisions in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR).  These included:  License Renewal Branch C, providing oversight of aging management program audits and reviews; License Renewal Branch B, providing oversight of license renewal application review project management; Regulatory Analysis, Policy and Rulemaking Branch, responsible for oversight of policy and rulemaking activities; International Activities Branch, responsible for oversight of NRR’s international nuclear safety and safeguards activities; Plant Licensing Branch III-2, responsible for licensing and technical reviews for 13 operating nuclear power reactors at eight sites in the mid-west United States; and his current position.

Mr. Zimmerman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University.  He is a 1993 graduate of the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research Reactor Engineer Intern Program.  Mr. Zimmerman received the NRC Meritorious Service Award in 2009.

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