Today’s work environment demands the very best in engineering and system integration. Competitive markets require the design of state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and effective operations. In addition, engineered solutions are necessary to offset ever increasing manpower costs. The bottom line is that the cost of doing business on the Federal, State and local levels has to be based on sound engineering taking into consideration safety and security, as well as design and maintenance of cost effective operations.
GEM’s innovative engineering assures appropriate design and effective system integration. Fundamental to GEM success is the commitment of our professional engineers’ to our customers, and our fully guaranteed work.
GEM has conducted electrical engineering and instrumentation design for construction of several Department of Energy facilities. This has included providing the technical specifications associated with overhead electrical distribution systems, security systems, and secondary electrical systems. GEM currently provides electrical engineering support for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities located in Texas and Louisiana.
GEM extensive experience in instrumentation and control design includes data collection and transmission, control room design, remote manipulator operation, radioactive waste handling, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing and design basis events recovery systems. Our staff is fully knowledgeable in all electrical codes, the National Electric code IEEE, AMSEIII, 10CFR 50, 10CFR 21, and NRC requirements relevant to the design, construction and operation of both nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.
GEM experience base in biological and industrial engineering includes resource management, optimization of manpower, productivity improvement, human factors engineering/ergonomics, space utilization, and downsizing prioritization. Our use of resource utilization and efficiency analysis processes have resulted in shift schedule and logistical improvements that have provided for more efficient customer operation of facilities and production. In addition, GEM has been actively involved in assessing biological threats and concerns and designed engineered solutions to such problems.
GEM is actively involved in the international safeguards of nuclear materials, participating in preparations for and implementation of international treaties and protocols for nuclear nonproliferation. GEM has provided nuclear safeguards support in many countries worldwide including South Africa, Romania, and other prior eastern block countries under the DOE/NNSA GTRI contract. GEM developed and implemented a training program involving international radioactive material transfer and transport. GEM planned, developed, and implemented the first nuclear safety skill development program for South African regulators, nuclear facility operating personnel, and transport personnel. The training program supported the first US-origin nuclear removal project in South Africa.
GEM has developed several systems that assure integration of information and work processes. We developed an Information Locator System for the Department of Energy Richland Operations Office for the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS). This information locator includes a data repository to host information about TWRS technical data that is required by statutory and regulatory directives. As such, it is considered a key portion of the Site’s Records Management System and was developed as an adjunct to that system. GEM developed a similar, but more advanced, Information Locator System for the Department of Energy Savannah River Site. This system was developed to house all financial and technical data supporting the fiscal year budget submittal and execution. Technical areas covered include: Environment, Safety and Health, Maintenance, Information Resource Management, and Safeguards and Security. Continuing success lead GEM to development of an Information Locator for the Department of Energy Office of Field Management that housed information related to budget formulation, authorization, and appropriation.