Bill Flanagan’s robust career spans over four decades, demonstrating exceptional leadership in various projects. His credentials are extensive, including an MBA, PMP (Project Management Professional), and PMI-RMP (Risk Management Professional). For nearly two decades, he has been crafting and delivering Project Management courses, with an eight-year tenure on the North Carolina PMI Board of Directors.
His leadership journey began in the US Navy, serving as a Nuclear Submarine Engineering Officer. Subsequently, he spent twenty-six years at Progress Energy, managing significant nuclear plant upgrade projects. Following his retirement in 2005, he applied his experience as a Senior Project Management Consultant, leveraging project successes and failures globally.
Currently, Mr. Flanagan is a Senior Instructor at Knowledge Source, preparing students for PMP and PMI-RMP examinations. His past roles include Vice-president Certification for the North Carolina Chapter of the Project Management Institute and volunteer Executive in NCSU’s High Tech Entrepreneurship Curriculum. He possesses a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Management from North Carolina State University. Furthermore, he is a Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina, holding a PMP and PMI-RMP certification with the Project Management Institute.
Bill’s professional journey is marked by significant milestones. From 1976 to 1979, he served as a Naval Officer on Ulysses S. Grant at the New Port News Shipyard, overseeing a 24-month overhaul. He then transitioned to Project Management at the Three Mile Island Recovery Projects at HB Robinson Nuclear Plant from 1979 to 1984. In 1984, he held the position of Manager Design Engineering at the same plant. Between 1997 and 2002, Bill managed the Steam Regenerator Replacement project at Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant, which entailed the design, manufacturing, removal, and replacement of three 375-ton steam generators. From 2002 to 2005, he was Project Manager of Crystal River Steam Generator Replacement, overseeing the design and fabrication of new steam generators until his early retirement. Since 2005, Bill has been consulting on planning and execution of Nuclear Power Plant Upgrade Projects.