SECURITYHomeland Security & Facility Hardening Services

Nuclear Capabilities

Proven Nuclear Expertise

PSE specializes in providing complete, expert consulting and engineering services for nuclear power security projects. Our team has provided professional services for many of the nation’s nuclear power plants. Many members of our staff have been working together for nearly 30 years meeting the security program needs unique to the industry. Our well-respected team is known by nuclear professionals for consistently delivering technical expertise that yields significant client benefits. We have helped hundreds to assess their current and future needs. Our recommendations and designs have saved millions of dollars in system hardware and installation costs. We routinely help to avert significant adverse impacts on day-to-day operations of power plants.

PSE is not affiliated with any vendor or manufacturer. We work closely with our clients to help them achieve independence from equipment suppliers. This allows plant personnel to more easily and cost-effectively meet both current and future security program needs.

Qualified Team

We employ some of the nation’s top security engineers, designers, and specialists. Collectively, our staff has several hundred years of experience serving nuclear utilities, government agencies, industry, and commercial clients, as well as staff with supervisory and management experience in the military or in corporate programs. We employ individuals with hands-on security experience as power plant managers and specialists. Our team also includes former security analysts (plan reviewers), security inspectors (Regions 1 & 4), team leaders, security project managers, intelligence analysts, and engineers fully familiar with USNRC guidance documents.


The industry knowledge our staff has gained by working in varied environments, especially as consultants, utility employees, or USNRC specialists, forms PSE’s unique perspective to serve on nuclear security programs. Time and again, we have provided quality solutions and applied technologies that improve nuclear facility operations. Examples of our staff’s program experience, system expertise, and consulting follow:

  • Design compliance
  • Expandable/upgradeable modular systems
  • Well-trained users
  • Strong system documentation
  • On-site evaluation of existing systems and programs
  • Documentation of client requirements in Design Basis Documents
  • Translation of documented requirements into practicable solutions
  • Design, specification, and procurement of complex computer-based integrated systems
  • Support during installation and construction
  • Defining and solving problems using decision techniques such as computer modeling and peer review
  • Development of Security Plans, Safeguards Contingency Plans, and Security Force Training and Qualification Plans for submittal to the USNRC for approval
  • Development of implementing procedures
  • Development of training programs including curricula, lesson plans, and test instruments
  • Development of defensive strategy plans
  • Development of security force organizations

Professional Credentials

Our staff is comprised of the following qualified individuals: Certified Protection Professionals (CPP), a Certified Document Technician (CDT), and several licensed Professional Engineers. Many have distinguished themselves in positions with professional organizations including American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), NFPA, and NICET. Among our ranks are many accomplished authors and instructors who routinely publish technical articles and make presentations internationally.

Areas of Expertise

Nuclear Site Applications

  • Site Survey/Studies/Analysis
  • Compliance Audits
  • Requirements Validation
  • Design Basis Development
  • Facilities Design
  • Support Services
  • Applications Design & Engineering
  • Specification & RFP Preparation
  • Bid Analysis
  • Drawing Preparation
  • Bid Document Preparation
  • On-Site Technical Support
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Benchmarking
  • Licensing Services, Preparation of Physical Security/Training, & Qualification/Contingency Plans
  • Protected Area Barrier, Vital Area Barrier, & Vehicle Barrier Design
  • Integrated CCTV/Intrusion Detection & Access Control Systems Design
  • Lighting & Power Systems Design
  • Data/Tele/Paging Communication Design
  • Integrated Security Computer Systems Design
  • Security Alarm Station & Console Design
  • Supervised Radio/Telemetry Evacuation
  • Training, Post Orders, & Staffing Analysis
  • OSRE Preparation Support
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