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Senior Technical Leader - Nuclear Maintenance Applications Center (NMAC), Nuclear Plant Technology

Company: Electric Power Research Institute
Location: Huntersville
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Technical Leader - Nuclear Maintenance Applications Center (NMAC), Nuclear Plant Technology

Location: Charlotte, NC

Job Summary and Description: The EPRI NMAC Program is responsible for conducting research supporting nuclear plant equipment reliability. The areas of research include, but are not limited to:

• Mechanical maintenance preventive and predictive maintenance methodologies and recommendations

• Equipment Reliability processes and implementation

• Mechanical component engineering and maintenance strategies

This position provides an opportunity for someone with maintenance and/or engineering experience to contribute to the improvement of the maintenance, engineering, and Equipment Reliability (ER) activities of nuclear power plants worldwide through innovative research and development.

Plans,  designs, and controls the progress of complex project work within the technical department to meet member/client objectives; prepares and presents research reports.

• Manages small to medium level projects without direct people management responsibilities.

• Assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives or problems where the relationships between cause and effect are difficult to establish and little or no precedence exists, and the use of creative imaginative thinking is required.

• Influences project teams in the engineering aspects of the technical work.

• Provides input into configuration management and documentation for engineer related projects.

• Leads proposal efforts and new promotional work.

• Maintains familiarity with the progress and problems in assigned technical areas.

• Prepares proposals, technical publications, and delivers presentations.

• Leads national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, academia, and research organizations.

• Works independently on technical activities without direct supervision

• Prior experience working in the nuclear power industry


Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• 8-10 years of engineering experience or comparable work/educational experience.

• Ability to recognize strategic issues and build collaborative projects.

• Required limited supervision and guidance

• Responsible for the success of individual projects

• Works closely with members, contractors, staff to manage projects

• Experience in successful proposal preparation, and marketing activities.

• Manages multiple projects

• Responsible for project budgets, schedules, deliverables, and technology transfer

• Shows maturity of technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Individual contributor

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Increasing technical depth/breadth to become a subject matter expert

Additional Job Information: Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate would possess detailed knowledge of and have working experience related to mechanical component maintenance practices in nuclear power plants. This skilled individual will work closely with nuclear utility members, government agencies, nuclear supply vendors, research contractors, and national laboratories in the course of their daily duties. The individual will also be expected to be self-motivated and work with other team members of NMAC as well as with other EPRI research organizations/programs working on similar projects. At times, the candidate may be expected to have responsibility for projects that may fall outside of the areas described above yet fall within the scope of the NMAC Program.

Useful skills and knowledge include:

• Articulate with clear and concise verbal and written communication skills communicating concepts and plans at all levels of management.

• Maintenance background, knowledge, and experience in a nuclear power plant.

• Understanding of power plant equipment operation and maintenance strategies that support improved equipment reliability.  Senior Reactor Operator license or certification is a plus, but not required.

• Demonstrate outstanding problem solving and analytical skills.

• Able to work in a collaborative environment with diverse personnel and to resolve conflicts.

• Must be able to travel at least 20% of the time, including travel abroad.

• Effectively multitask, coordinate and facilitate technical mechanical maintenance and engineering-related communications with peers and clients, and apply scientific and engineering principles, theories, and concepts.

• Knowledgeable of information sources in the utility industry including how to retrieve and use technical information (INPO ICES, NRC information, NEI Bulletins, etc.)

Preferred Education Level and Years of Experience :

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (or related Sciences) and a minimum of ten years’ experience with power plant systems.

EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.

Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.

EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled

Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.

Keywords: Electric Power Research Institute, Huntersville , Senior Technical Leader - Nuclear Maintenance Applications Center (NMAC), Nuclear Plant Technology, Other , Huntersville, North Carolina

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