Thomas Saunders is director of site oversight for Georgia Power. He leads the organization responsible for the owner's oversight of engineering, procurement, construction, subcontracts, and project controls execution of the Vogtle 3&4 construction project. Saunders joined the Southern Company in 2002 and has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility within four different business units. His career has focused on capital project implementation (supply chain, contracts, construction, regulatory compliance, startup, and oversight) and generating plant engineering, maintenance, and operations. Saunders was assigned to the Vogtle 3&4 construction project in 2010. Prior to assuming his current role with Georgia Power, Saunders served as Southern Nuclear director of supply chain for Vogtle 3&4 since 2017, where he led the organization responsible for procurement, contracts, facilities, and construction equipment for the project execution team. During the Westinghouse bankruptcy, a critical phase of the Vogtel 3&4 project, Saunders' primary focus was ensuring continuity of the supply chain and subcontractor support to ensure continued construction momentum and progress.
Saunders is an Alexander City, Alabama native and currently resides in Evans, Georgia. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Alabama and was named Young Engineer of the Year by the Engineering Council of Birmingham. Saunders is an alumnus of the Leadership Augusta Program.
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