Sara Dolatshahi
Ms. Sara Dolatshahi
Nuclear Plant Control Room Supervisor, OPG

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Sara Dolatshahi works at the Control Room of a Canadian Nuclear Power Plant, where select few people ever get to visit. Currently, she is the first and the only female Control Room Shift Supervisor (CRSS) for Pickering Nuclear Units 5 to 8, one of the world's largest nuclear plants. She has a Masters degree in Nuclear Engineering from McMaster University (Canada) and she has been working for Ontario Power Generation since 1999. She was holding positions of varying responsibilities before being selected for the CRSS role, which is an authorized position requiring a license from the Canadian Federal government.   As a CRSS, she is directly responsible for the safe operation of the plant and supervising a team of highly trained authorized nuclear professionals to reliably produce electricity.  Her primary role is to protect the safety of the public, personnel and environment.  She coordinates the activities of the station at the start of each shift to ensure safety testing and maintenance activities can be performed safely and efficiently.  She is also in charge of the personnel response during Emergency situations.   For more information about Ms. Dolatshahi read her extended interview with an EngineerGirl visitor .
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  • Jillian asked Sara Dolatshahi, OPG

    Added Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 4:08 AM

    Related to Choosing a Degree, Graduate School, Nuclear, Preparation for College
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    Answered Monday, October 8, 2018 at 8:29 AM

    After high school, I studied 4 years of Chemical Engineering. Few years later, after I started working for a Nuclear power plant, I completed 2 more years of school part time to obtain my masters in Nuclear Engineering. Let me know if you have any other ...

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  • Estrella Alonso asked Sara Dolatshahi, OPG

    Added Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    Name: Specific degree: Please deacribe you engineering field. What is your current job title? Please describe your particular job and duties. What is your average work schedule? Starting with high school, please describe your educational background If you had it to do over, related to your career or education, would you do anything differently? What advice would you give to me as someone interested in pursuing a career path similar to yours?
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    Answered Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 1:13 PM
    Engineering field:  
    Nuclear Engineering  
    Job title: 
    Shift Manager of a nuclear power plant producing electricity.  
    Job description:
    I am responsible for safe operation of the plant and safety of personnel, public and environment.  I have the ...
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