Burns & McDonnell is providing Owners Engineering Services in the areas of vendor oversight, quality assurance, program governance development, document management, and technical review and approval of vendor engineering deliverables. They are providing integrated project controls from program development to software platform setup and integration.

Burns & McDonnell Experience

Burns & McDonnell Nuclear has experience in domestic and international projects from operating nuclear power plants, Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), Advanced Reactors, Department of Energy and Department of Defense projects.

For operating nuclear power plants, they have performed engineering studies, calculations, complex analyses and designed plant modifications, for both the nuclear steam supply system (NSSS) and balance of plant (BOP). Burns & McDonnell’s experience also includes Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC). They have provided owner’s engineering services for new nuclear power plants currently under design and construction as well as providing program management, project controls and oversight services for plants undergoing large scale refurbishments.

For SMRs and Advanced Reactors, they have performed nuclear design services for the NSSS and BOP, as well as consulting and owner’s engineering services, overseeing engineering, construction, scope, schedule and budgets.

The extensive in-plant experience Burns & McDonnell professionals have means the recommendations and designs are guided by industry best practices, bringing high-quality engineering solutions to every project.

Burns & McDonnell Key Personnel 

Patrick Guevel, Project Manager

Mr. Guevel is a Nuclear Project Manager at Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company. In this role Mr. Guevel is responsible for nuclear project execution and client satisfaction of nuclear projects. He has served on nuclear safety review committees and board oversight committees for nuclear sites. Mr. Guevel has over 30 years’ experience in the nuclear power industry in maintenance, engineering, operations, project and program management. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering. He also has held a Senior Nuclear Reactor Operators license on Wolf Creek Unit 1.

Prior to joining Burns & McDonnell in 2012, Mr. Guevel worked for Tennessee Valley Authority at the Sequoyah and Browns Ferry stations and Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation at the Wolf Creek Generating Station.


Michael Boyd, Engineering Manager

Mr. Boyd is a Project Manager with more than 21 years of experience in the power industry. Mr. Boyd is experienced in managing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, coal fired sub and supercritical boiler technology and erection, air quality control systems, wastewater treatment systems, and ash handling systems.


Glenn J. Neises, Nuclear Director

Mr. Neises is the Nuclear Director at Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, with over 35 years of nuclear power experience.  Mr. Neises is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of all nuclear projects, and initiatives. He has served on nuclear safety review committees, executive oversight committees, nuclear vendor advisory boards and technical review boards.  His previous experience includes over two decades at a nuclear power plant utility and experience at the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO).  Mr. Neises has commercial nuclear power experience in engineering, operations support, project management and construction and is a graduate of Kansas State University with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering.


Terry Krause, Quality Assurance Manager

Mr. Krause is the Nuclear Quality Manager in the Energy Division for Burns & McDonnell. He has over 35 years of experience related to electric generating stations, with most of those years in the areas of quality assurance, quality control and supplier quality. He has the overall responsibility for the successful implementation of the Burns & McDonnell Quality Management System (ISO 9001) and the Nuclear Quality Assurance Program (ASME NQA-1) for the Energy Division. This includes the oversight of client projects and quality reviews during project execution. Mr. Krause was a key member in the development of the Burns & McDonnell Energy Division’s Quality Management System, Nuclear Quality Assurance Program and the Federal-DOE Quality Assurance Program. While at Burns & McDonnell, Mr. Krause has been involved in various quality-related activities, including supplier qualification, development of QA, human performance and export controls training, and Root Cause Analysis.