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Paulo Albuquerque

Paulo Albuquerque is Southern Nuclear’s  ITAAC Manager for Nuclear Development, having led the organization since September 2013. Albuquerque is responsible for leading and overseeing an integrated organization between Westinghouse, CB&I, and Southern Nuclear for the development, implementation, and maintenance of all ITAAC for the Vogtle 3 & 4 project.

His career began in the commercial construction industry in Brazil and commercial design in Atlanta.  He joined Southern Nuclear in 2008 in the plant modifications department at Vogtle as a design engineer.  In 2010, he joined the Nuclear Development organization as a senior licensing engineer supporting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff.

In 2011, he served as the Construction Monitoring Supervisor ensuring proper implementation of the Construction Monitoring Program before being named Assistant to the Georgia Power Executive Vice President and President of Southern Nuclear Development.

Prior to becoming the Vogtle 3 & 4 ITAAC Manager, Albuquerque served as the Nuclear Development Performance Improvement Manager, leading the Vogtle 3 & 4 project through the implementation and oversight of Southern Nuclear and Consortium Corrective Action and Performance Improvement Programs.

A native of Recife, Brazil, Albuquerque received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Univix University in 2003, and his MBA from FGV University in 2005, both in Brazil.  He also completed the MIT Sloan Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership and INPO Emerging Leaders, both in 2013.  Albuquerque is a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Citizens of Georgia Power, and the company’s AMIGOS affinity group.  He has worked extensively with the Nuclear Energy Institute and NRC during the development of regulations related to new nuclear construction. 

Albuquerque is married and has four children.

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