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Technical Advisor or Senior Project Manager, Reactor Systems

Company: Nuclear Energy Institute
Location: Washington
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

  • Provide Reactor Systems and core thermal hydraulic technical expertise as related to nuclear plant operations and reactor controls.
  • Develop NEI positions that support operating, new and advanced reactors, pertaining to plant systems reactor operations, thermal hydraulics, licensing and regulations working with other industry groups.
  • Serve as NEI primary contact for, and provide leadership within NEI, and the industry on Reactor Systems and core thermal hydraulic related initiatives and regulations.
  • Facilitate project management activities, under the general direction of a Senior Director, for operational and regulatory issues related particularly to Reactor Systems and core thermal hydraulics being addressed by NEI to bring these issues to a satisfactory resolution and closer and to monitor issues potentially affecting NEI members.
  • Lead interface with NRC on related plant operations regulatory initiatives and issues.Principal Duties and ResponsibilitesThis position is primarily accountable for the technical expertise, management, and coordination of pertinent activities and information concerning Reactor Systems operational, core thermal hydraulics and regulatory issues being addressed by NEI. Situations may arise where this position may be assigned to coordinate, or participate with, other NEI staff members on a team to address an issue with the objective of bringing the issue to an acceptable resolution. The incumbent has a responsibility to keep his or her Senior Director informed of the status of the respective issues. Primary Purpose
    • Provide Reactor Systems and core thermal hydraulic technical expertise as related to nuclear plant operations and reactor controls.
    • Develop NEI positions that support operating, new and advanced reactors, pertaining to plant systems reactor operations, thermal hydraulics, licensing and regulations working with other industry groups.
    • Serve as NEI primary contact for, and provide leadership within NEI, and the industry on Reactor Systems and core thermal hydraulic related initiatives and regulations.
    • Facilitate project management activities, under the general direction of a Senior Director, for operational and regulatory issues related particularly to Reactor Systems and core thermal hydraulics being addressed by NEI to bring these issues to a satisfactory resolution and closer and to monitor issues potentially affecting NEI members.
    • Lead interface with NRC on related plant operations regulatory initiatives and issues.Principal Duties and ResponsibilitesThis position is primarily accountable for the technical expertise, management, and coordination of pertinent activities and information concerning Reactor Systems operational, core thermal hydraulics and regulatory issues being addressed by NEI. Situations may arise where this position may be assigned to coordinate, or participate with, other NEI staff members on a team to address an issue with the objective of bringing the issue to an acceptable resolution. The incumbent has a responsibility to keep his or her Senior Director informed of the status of the respective issues.

      Responsibilities include any projects, as assigned, within the range of issues that are the responsibility of the Technical and Regulatory Services Division. This position is responsible for developing an accurate definition of the issue; for providing analysis to NEI management for their determination if there is a generic industry problem, and to provide the necessary information for communication to NEI members. He/she must also possess the ability for strategic planning in his/her area of responsibility.

      This position requires careful coordination of industry activities related to specific issues, including coordination with NEI members, with owners groups, and with other industry organizations. Routine interaction with the NRC, and other government agencies under the direction of the Senior Director, are also required to maintain effective communication on the issues and plans for resolution. Additionally, he/she must have the ability to interact with senior managers of member utilities on regulatory activities.

      The incumbent is required to properly utilize and coordinate NEI Working Groups and Issue Task Forces, as well as any other applicable industry sponsores committee or activity. He/she may be requires to chair an Issue Task Force or other NEI sponsored meeting.

      The incumbent must have the ability to communicate, effectively and diplomatically, with all disciplines and levels in NEI and with the appropriate levels of member company personnel, with a broad range of industry personnel, including owners groups and other industry organizations, and with federal regulatory agencies. This requires the ability to analyze and understand the components of an issue, from both the regulator's and the NEI members' perspectives, in order to prioritize the activities necessary for resolving the issue. Analytical abilities and an excellent sense of judgement are imperative to the decision-making required in this position. The incumbet is expected to work independently with light supervision.Job Specifications:A minimum of eight years of industry experience particularly related to Nuclear Plant Operations, Reactor Systems, Core Thermal Hydraulics including utility, NSSS vendor regulatory experience related to his/her job function. Position and level of supervision based on experience of the candidate.Skillsand AbilitiesIn addition to the technical / educational background identified below, the incumbent must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. He/she must be skilled in persuasion and negotiation/resolution of conflicts and problems. The incumbent must be able to delegate responsibility and achieve results through industry contacts and task forces.Education
      • Bachelor's Degree in engineering (preferably Nuclear Engineering) or related technical or scientific discipline.Knowledge
        • He/she must be able to assess operational, program, staffing, and fiscal needs and be capable of analyzing complex written documents.
        • A Technical Advisor / Senior Project Manager must possess the capability of, and consistently demonstrate, superior skills, and attributes of the core compentencies which are valuable to meet the missions of the Technical and Regulatory Services Division.Pay RangeFor employees who live in the Washington, DC Metro area, the salary range for this position is $158,846 - $238,270 annually for the Senior Project Manager position and $191,360 - $287,040 annually for the Technical Advisor position. You will be considered for one of the two positions based on experience and qualifications. Typically, new hires are brought into the organization at a salary range between the minimum and midpoint, depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted salary for the role.
          About NEIThe Nuclear Energy Institute is transforming the way Washington, D.C. trade associations operate to influence public opinion and policy. By leading through innovation, NEI is demonstrating that trade communications can be fast-paced, inventive, and impactful.

          The NEI communications team is moving beyond traditional communication tactics and developing strategies that push boundaries to attract support from new audiences. Through its video series, ad campaign and forward-thinking content, NEI is reshaping what it means to be a D.C. trade association and a part of the energy sector.If one of our positions matches your goals and expertise, please submit your cover letter, r--sum-- and salary requirementstoresumes@nei.org . Indicate the job title of the vacant position.Please, no phone calls. Youalso canmail your information to:Nuclear Energy Institute
          Human Resources Department
          1201 F Street, NW, Suite 1100
          Washington, DC 20004

          The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) does not discriminate in employment on the basis of color, race, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), religion, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, genetic information, disability, membership in an employee organization, age, parental status, retaliation, military service, or other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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Keywords: Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington DC , Technical Advisor or Senior Project Manager, Reactor Systems, IT / Software / Systems , Washington, DC

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